Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Encinitas.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,257

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Ricardo

13 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
13 years of experience
What I see about him is knows what he doing, and he is very competent.
thanks

Brian

21 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
21 years of experience
Brian did an outstanding job! He was punctual, professional and thorough. This was my first time utilizing "Your Mechanic" so I was very anxious, but after conversing with Brian I was confident in his ability to complete the job.

Tinashe

12 years of experience
311 reviews
Tinashe
12 years of experience
Great!!

Luis

18 years of experience
26 reviews
Luis
18 years of experience
Luis came out to replace my starter after he diagnosed it was the starter causing the issue of my car not starting. Legit guy, knows what he is doing and a great personality. He even checked other parts of my car and told me my oil was low and recommended some other items to get taken care of soon and showed me the areas/parts so I could understand better. I really appreciate the quality of his service.

Ben

40 years of experience
1145 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Excellent service!

Xavier

15 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
15 years of experience
Xavier showed up on time (early, even) and was straightforward with my repair. Got the job done quickly and at the price I was quoted. Would highly recommend!

James

29 years of experience
630 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Thanks for another fast and efficient fix!

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
He arrived on time, talked me through everything he was doing and why, explained how various things function under the hood, checked on my fluids and had a great attitude. Hands down best experience I've ever had getting something fixed on my car. Mr. Lee knows what he is doing and has years of experience. Very pleased!

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
I've read bad reviews for people using YourMechanic but my experience was far from it. Brandon is professional, efficient, and has proven he has the background and knowledge to be an all-around mechanic. Great working with him!

Jose

15 years of experience
302 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
he did a great job ........


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Encinitas?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 GMC Sierra 3500 HD $475 $323.03 $151.98 9% $527.28
2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500 $567 $358.58 $207.97 11% $638.08
2005 GMC Envoy XUV $368 $287.61 $79.99 6% $395.11
2016 Lexus IS200t $350 $269.76 $79.99 7% $377.26
2015 BMW 750i $945 $689.05 $255.96 8% $1033.05
2011 Chevrolet Corvette $406 $261.60 $143.98 10% $455.10

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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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