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

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
This is the second time I have used Stevens services and as always he is a great mechanic. Very professional and friendly. Gets the work done right the first time and in a timely manner. Highly reccomend his services.
Very good mechanic.

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben is amazing! He knows absolutely everything about cars and I highly recommend him. He replaced my starter in less time than I was originally quoted, and it was not an easy thing to do. Also, he is a really good person :) There was an older man who needed some help and Ben offered his assistance. I am now SOLD on Your Mechanic services with Ben Smith, and will tell all my friends!
Ben was awesome! I scheduled the appointment at 11' o'clock at my job. Ben came on time despite the fact that the GPS system directed him pass the location. He still managed to be on time with a smile on his face. He also informed me about other things on my vehicle that was helpful. I would recommend Ben any day.... If there was more trustworthy mechanics' like him.....ummm this world would be great.

Peter

41 years of experience
1222 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
He was very thorough and explained everything to me so I can understand. Very professional!! Will book him again!

Eduardo

17 years of experience
309 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Very prompt, early to be exact! Went above & beyond under the hood...

Sam

15 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
Sam was great. Quick, efficient and personable. Will definitely use for all minor services in the future.

Jay

35 years of experience
688 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Very helpful, informative and friendly.

Steven

14 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
14 years of experience
Steven was great in every way. Great mechanic, very knowledgeable and figures problems out; Courteous, shows up on time and is very quick; And just an all around great guy to talk to and have working on your car.

Alfred

11 years of experience
319 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Alfred is a very nice guy and showed up early to the scheduled appointment. He finished almost half an hour early too. The starter replacement was performed fast and efficiently. In addition, his general car inspection was very helpful for my future reference regarding care for my car.

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Amazing service. I would highly recommend.

Andrew

21 years of experience
169 reviews
Andrew
21 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in El Mirage?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2009 Ford Explorer $368 $287.98 $79.99 6% $395.48
2006 Honda CR-V $522 $354.37 $167.97 9% $580.12
2013 Mercedes-Benz S600 $681 $592.88 $87.98 4% $711.13
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro $829 $644.54 $183.97 7% $891.79
2012 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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How can we help?

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