Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Covina.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,024

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David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Excellent

Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
The was on time, got to work. Got the job done and gave a list of other items for me to repair ok n the future.

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
Enthusiastic, punctual, knowledgeable, diligent, agreeably, communicative, honest, courteous, and an overall pleasure to work with. Will definitely try to use Mitchel again.

Richard

14 years of experience
16 reviews
Richard
14 years of experience
Richard arrived within the specified time frame for my appointment, which I appreciated. He worked on my car in the garage, and despite the hot day, was still friendly and took the time to explain the repair he was going to make. He finished the work within an hour...while I relaxed upstairs in my apartment. It was great! This is the first time I've used YourMechanic, and I was very impressed by the whole experience. Would definitely use YourMechanic and Richard again.

Edgar

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Edgar
23 years of experience

Robert

8 years of experience
21 reviews
Robert
8 years of experience
Event: confirmed an appointment with me, arrived, interviewed about the car, performed the repair, provided feedback with opinions on the car's health. 1. Extremely easy to communicate. 2. No sales, pure repair and diagnosis for signs of additional problems. 3. No surprises, such as non-working online payment with inquiry for cash payment. 4. Keeps workspace organized for neighbors and leaves without a trace.

Bryant

10 years of experience
296 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Brian kept in touch about his arrival. Brian was professional and efficient. The work and quote were the same. I was offered a coupon for today's work. We always did our own car maintenance. My husband is terminally ill and we were so grateful for this service. We would highly recommend.

Lucas

19 years of experience
844 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
He was early which was great and was in contact with me before to let me know where he was. He was polite and fast. Lucas did a great job. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Great experience.

Osvaldo

18 years of experience
13 reviews
Osvaldo
18 years of experience
Very pleasant, easy to schedule, on time convenient and economical. I definitely will use again when I have a need.

Jose

14 years of experience
294 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Knowledgeable and kind will recommend again


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Covina?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mercury Milan $374 $294.28 $79.99 6% $401.78
2004 Toyota Avalon $254 $174.40 $79.99 9% $281.90
2008 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $343 $247.48 $95.98 8% $376.48
2012 Lincoln MKT $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2010 Mercedes-Benz C350 $546 $418.33 $127.98 7% $590.33
2015 Chevrolet Corvette $250 $154.09 $95.98 11% $283.09

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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.

Starter

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?

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