Car Starter Repair at your home or office in El Macero.

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Number of Reviews

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Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Great experience. Car failed in the evening, Your Mechanic booked a morning appointment the following day. Back on the road by the afternoon. Can't beat it!
Allen was prompt and courteous, and completed the work in a professional manner. He took the appropriate steps to confirm that the problem was correctly diagnosed, and he answered my questions and explained the situation so that I was in full understanding of how the problem may have happened, and was able to give me helpful suggestions to avoid further problems. He also inspected my vehicle for other potential problems (a few were noted, but nothing emergent) and was able to forward that information so that I could receive an estimate for that work as well. He left me with the impression that my car repair needs were in good hands. I will be recommending your service to my friends.

Vladimir

8 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
8 years of experience
Vladimir kishov show up way on time,he's kind down to earth personality, he love on what he doing he know exactly what's the problems with vehicle,and repair the troubles, this's the first time I'm doing businesses with mobile services mechanic repair,I definitely will get in touch with Vladimir Kishov again thank you.

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
He got the starter on but was several hours later than expected and he didn’t know much about my car and where the starter was.

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Showed up early and had the problem fixed in no time!

Peter

41 years of experience
1235 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
He did a very good job.

Alex

20 years of experience
110 reviews
Alex
20 years of experience
Very good he takes pride in his work and loves the chalenge. Had the proper tools to handle the German car. Thank you for now . I will tell people in our park.

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Came early, and kept in contact with me the whole time. Did a great job, and did the job much faster than expected. Super friendly, and fun to talk to.

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Amazing competent and quick work in replacing my starter!! Gave appropriate feedback on the work and other maintenance recommendations down the road!

Pardeep

19 years of experience
579 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Pardeep was professional, and extremely efficient with his time.

Javier

17 years of experience
32 reviews
Javier
17 years of experience
Ran about 4 hours longer than expected due to broken parts needed form dealer. Great service as always


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in El Macero?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford E-250 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2013 Subaru Outback $323 $242.98 $79.99 7% $350.48
2005 Volkswagen Jetta $277 $181.33 $95.98 10% $310.33
2007 Acura TSX $508 $339.98 $167.97 10% $565.73
2015 BMW 320i $609 $408.88 $199.97 10% $677.63
2009 Porsche 911 $1597 $1373.18 $223.97 4% $1674.18

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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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