Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Carpinteria.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
Russell is a great mechanic that takes pride in his work and keeping the customer happy. He does great work and keeps the customer informed of any possible problems in the future. I have a 3rd appointment for another one of our vehicles next week and looking forward to getting another completed job you can count on being correct.
Excellent mechanic and diagnostics. Would have him work on any vehicle at any time. Very thorough and meticulous. Honest and very hardworking.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Great mechanic. Answered all questions I had.

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was great and I will definitely request him again.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon did a great job! He was very professional & knowledgeable. We will defiantly use YourMechanic again & will request Brandon.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was professional and this was a follow up call to resolve the issue of the car not starting.

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
Martin was an absolute pleasure. He was on time and was very quick an efficient. He is friendly and has our business from here on out.

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Brian is outstanding! He was on time and ready to get to work! He has a friendly disposition and excellent customer service! He was very professional and completed the repair in a timely manner.

Devin

6 years of experience
9 reviews
Devin
6 years of experience
Very pleased with the service I received. Devin was very professional, on time and very good at what he does.

Sam

15 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
Sam was courteous and prompt. He explained what was needed and the pricing. He did say we would get $30 off of the diagnostic fee but that has yet to be applied. Other then that he delivered everything he said he would. He did not mind us asking questions or standing there while he completed the work. What I enjoyed the most about the "YourMechanic" experience is the convenience. I did not have to take time off work to have my car serviced and I got to stay with my vehicle. Sometimes leaving your car with a mechanic can be scary. It's like sending your child on a plane without you there to make sure everything's ok. I read up about this type of on site service and was a little leery about trying YourMechanic. I guess those other customers were not as fortunate as we were to have someone as professional and caring as Sam. I would highly recommend Sam and this company. Thanks Sam!

Pardeep

19 years of experience
557 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Pardeep is a great mechanic...friendly and personable. Even though he was late to the appointment, he did call to let me know his ETA. He did great work.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Carpinteria?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Carpinteria. Our mechanics in Carpinteria 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 Carpinteria.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Buick LaCrosse $282 $201.79 $79.99 8% $309.29
2015 Nissan Juke $430 $254.09 $175.97 12% $490.59
2006 Hummer H2 $367 $279.43 $87.98 7% $397.68
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 $533 $388.61 $143.98 8% $582.11
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $492 $291.65 $199.97 12% $560.40
2013 Jaguar XF $890 $746.46 $143.98 5% $939.96

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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