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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
842 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Excellent service
Always does a great job!

Tyrone

7 years of experience
154 reviews
Tyrone
7 years of experience
Showed up earlier than expected time which was great and got the job done quick!

Manuel

13 years of experience
60 reviews
Manuel
13 years of experience
Guy made it happen for me went above and beyond

Chris

14 years of experience
236 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
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.

Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Scott was wonderful - showed up ahead of time and was very personable and professional. Took care of the starter problem with the car and did so very timely thanks to his years of experience. I would definitely recommend him as he really knows vehicles - got right to work - and most importantly - got the job done right the first time! He was also very thoughtful to try starting the car more than once after the repair to make sure it did indeed function properly so that I would not have anything to worry about and now - I'm back on the road again! Thanks, Scott - exceptional experience and am extremely appreciative of your prompt professionalism and expertise. Wonderful mechanic! Thank you again!

David

9 years of experience
162 reviews
David
9 years of experience
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Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Michael did a fantastic job. He replaced my starter in the the time he said he would and even cleaned my battery cables. I will use this service again. It's so easy to use. Thanks" Michael" Thanks "Your Mechanic"

Dustin

10 years of experience
12 reviews
Dustin
10 years of experience
Dustin came 20 minutes early and was very friendly and professional. I would recommend this service to others.

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
73 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Great job, timely and courteous!

Braxton

9 years of experience
189 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Excellent, right on time, precise and straight forward with the condition about my car


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in El Segundo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Subaru Legacy $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2014 Aston Martin DB9 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 $626 $418.33 $207.97 10% $697.83
2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S $1062 $965.77 $95.98 3% $1094.77

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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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