Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Capistrano Beach.

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Number of Reviews

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Chris

20 years of experience
1628 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
On time, friendly and very knowledgeable. Will definitely be using this service (and hopefully Chris ) again.
Perfect Job .

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
711 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Great service! Good mechanic!
We had a great experience with Rigoberto. He was very timely and professional. He easily diagnosed and fixed our car's problem (was not starting reliably). The quotes were very competitive compared to chain auto repair shops. We highly recommend.

Dan

37 years of experience
730 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
He's a lifesaver. Was on the road same day. He was quick and friendly. Will ask for him next time. Thanks for your help!

Adam

9 years of experience
8 reviews
Adam
9 years of experience
I was really satisfied with the service. I'll defenetily book Adam again.

Chris

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Total professional. Service was quick, even did more than was requested. Great service

Braxton

9 years of experience
189 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Great Service!!!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
He is an excellent. Mechanic. Goes above and beyond what I would expect

Brian

20 years of experience
7 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience

Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Stefan was friendly, informative, professional and efficient. He replaced a starter in my old Acura and it works perfectly now.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun is a terrific mechanic very knowledgeable and a pleasure to speak to. He took the time to answer all my questions. Was very respectful of me and my vehicle. I highly recommend him and will use him in the future for automotive repair. Thanks Shaun!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Capistrano Beach?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Capistrano Beach. Our mechanics in Capistrano Beach are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Capistrano Beach.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Jeep Patriot $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2004 Chrysler Town & Country $222 $125.93 $95.98 12% $254.93
2007 Buick Rainier $714 $377.70 $335.95 13% $829.20
2007 Lexus RX350 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2015 Lexus ES350 $268 $180.17 $87.98 10% $298.42
2012 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

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When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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