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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

17

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Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
What a great job Chet did fixing my car. I am very please with the service I received and the job that he did. Best car repair experience I have ever had. Price, service and convenience cannot be beat.
Chet is great!!! He provided me with great information and does a great job in saving me money with his knowledge

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris did a great job thank you!!!
I like that he actually listened when I told him what the issue was with my car, instead of patronizing me, as a lot of mechanics seem to do when talking to women about engines. Very professional, prompt & well qualified in his field.

Fadi

18 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
18 years of experience
Polite, fast, done right
Great experience with Fadi. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and very informative. He made me feel comfortable.

Chris

14 years of experience
236 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was able to show up earlier than expected and came prepared. Even though the job was a little tougher than expected he was able to get it done quickly. I would recommend Chris to anyone that needs a great mechanic.
Having Chris service my vehicle was as smooth a process as I have ever experienced. I look forward to working with him in the future.

Duane

23 years of experience
376 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Great service, right on time, very clean job, no mess at all
Came before schedule time and didn’t take long awesome

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Have had Peter out to work on my SUV several times and I highly recommend him. He's always early, does great honest work, and explains everything. He'll be my mechanic as long as I'm in San Diego.

Arturo

25 years of experience
64 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Excellent service

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Great all around!

Quintin

13 years of experience
7 reviews
Quintin
13 years of experience
Quintin does excellent work .Thanks

Rocco

20 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
Not only a great mechanic but, from the short time knowing him, he's a great guy! He has a great attitude. Very knowledgeable, informative, and one of the most important things, HONEST! The vehicle he worked on is my daughters and I have to say, that Rocco is our mechanic from now on for that car!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Chula Vista?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2011 GMC Terrain $343 $246.90 $95.98 8% $375.90
2011 Lexus GS450h $649 $353.21 $295.96 13% $750.96
2009 Infiniti FX35 $217 $136.68 $79.99 11% $244.18
2006 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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