Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Foothill Ranch.

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Andrew

21 years of experience
169 reviews
Andrew
21 years of experience
Andrew was excellent. He came on time and clearly knew exactly what he was doing. He allowed me to watch him and answered all of my questions. It's not that I was skeptical of him, but just curious what he was doing. Not only did he fix the problem, but he also helped me learn a lot about my car, some basic maintenance, and some potential problem areas.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Great service, Chris showed up 10 minutes early, knew what he was doing and had the starter replaced in 30 minutes.
Chris was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Arrived on time started the job was efficient and friendly. First time using a mobile mechanic and I will be a returning customer due to Chris's professionalism.

Josh

22 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
The experiment was excellent had no regrets if i have too will not hesitate to use your mechanic thanks

William

31 years of experience
69 reviews
William
31 years of experience
Very convenient for me. On time, friendly. Did the job fast! Thanks!!

Tien

21 years of experience
892 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Always thorough. Would always use him

Tabitha

15 years of experience
189 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Arrived early, completed work faster than estimated. Will use again.

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas is a true Professional ! Great Job .

AL

10 years of experience
177 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Very quick and very nice.

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James is a wonderful mechanic. He has worked on my daughter's car twice. He understands how important it is to have her drive a safe car. I would highly recommend James for any repair.

Robert

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Great guy need more like him


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Foothill Ranch?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mazda MPV $215 $135.15 $79.99 11% $242.65
2013 Honda Insight $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2008 Ford Escape $285 $204.58 $79.99 8% $312.08
2010 BMW Z4 $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2014 Acura ILX $297 $217.23 $79.99 8% $324.73
2004 Ford Mustang $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97

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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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