Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Del Mar.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Pardeep

19 years of experience
578 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Pardeep was professional, and extremely efficient with his time.
really fast install on part my friend was back on the road in no time

Armando

30 years of experience
33 reviews
Armando
30 years of experience
Great job! Professional and friendly

Chris

14 years of experience
232 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was arrived a bit earlier and provided an excellent job in short time given the difficulty of the replacement.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
706 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Great! Convenient!

Miguel

33 years of experience
238 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
I would just like to say Miguel was a God sent to help with my car repairs. Very professional and proficient about his work. Extremely knowledgeable about vehicles. I really enjoyed him. Sound straight to the point advice about my repairs and maintenance of my vehicle.

Manuel

30 years of experience
270 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Excellent experience all around. Manuel showed up early, performed all work in a timely manner, and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I'll be calling him for all my future repair needs.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
He was on time. Friendly and professional. Explained the work he completed and made suggestions for future service recommendations.

Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Nicholas was very thorough and informative. We needed a Starter replaced and he did just that. He noticed another severe issue with the car. It wasn't great news but I'm very glad he pointed that issue out that plenty of other mechanics weren't "aware" of. He was very helpful and Knowledgeable with what we should do next.

Brandon

16 years of experience
272 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Excellent experience!!! Showed up promptly and finished job in record time. Would highly recommend Brandon and the Your Mechanic company.

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
The service was great, on time and convenient. On top of that the price was good.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Del Mar?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Dodge Journey $231 $135.15 $95.98 12% $264.15
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2005 Buick LeSabre $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2008 Audi Q7 $1374 $358.24 $1015.87 20% $1723.49
2011 Lexus GS450h $649 $353.21 $295.96 13% $750.96
2014 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.

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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