Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Chino Hills.

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$154.22 - $1,118.58

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Number of Reviews

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Jay

36 years of experience
768 reviews
Jay
36 years of experience
Jay was awesome. Showed up right on time, corrected my misdiagnosis, and handled everything that came up. He was a pleasure to work with and will be my go-to guy from here on out. Thanks again Jay!

Napoleon

26 years of experience
147 reviews
Napoleon
26 years of experience
This was first time using YourMechanic. My friends used YourMechanic and recommended them. He Very professional and pleasant. He finished the job in 1 hour. Me and mom like this because we don't have to be waiting at dealer. We were just at home relaxing at home especially my mother is a senior. So this was perfect to use YourMechanic coming to the house.

Shawn

28 years of experience
30 reviews
Shawn
28 years of experience
Shawn did a thorough job explaining the issue and quickly making the repair. He then walked through all additional issues ranking by priority. I would recommend Shawn as he truly cares in helping others.

CESAR

14 years of experience
27 reviews
CESAR
14 years of experience
Very happy. Got a call/txt when he was on his way. showed up on schedule, did what he was supposed to do in a timely manor. He took a video of my problem so I could see it without having to crawl under the car myself. I recommend Cesar if you need a mechanic.

Walter

45 years of experience
137 reviews
Walter
45 years of experience
Walter was very informative and professional. Knowledgeable about all my questions, prompt and quicker than expected.

Scott

24 years of experience
10 reviews
Scott
24 years of experience
Scott was wonderful. He was very professional but communicable. He was very easy to talk to, he didn't speak down to me nor dismiss my input. I would call them again. They are my new mechanic.

Randy

12 years of experience
10 reviews
Randy
12 years of experience
Randy arrived on time with the right part. He was very conscientious and comprehensive.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Friendly, helpful, NOT like most mechanics who can be mysterious and possibly jerky, got the job done, punctual (even was early), time efficient, prompt in contacting/replying to messages, interaction felt like a good family member/friend, honest, went above and beyond even checking to make sure my car problem was not the battery but that it was actually the starter.

Peter

42 years of experience
1301 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
I had a great experience with my car repair with Peter.He was on time and very professional and did a great job fixing my car.

Jeff

32 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
32 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Chino Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler Sebring $289 $209.00 $79.99 8% $316.50
2009 Volkswagen Touareg $1357 $341.44 $1015.87 20% $1706.69
2012 Ram 2500 $279 $175.28 $103.98 11% $315.03
2013 Cadillac CTS $341 $229.38 $111.98 10% $379.88
2008 Cadillac XLR $495 $311.50 $183.97 11% $558.75
2014 Jaguar F-Type $848 $703.81 $143.98 5% $897.31

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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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