Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Gardena.

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5/5

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Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Ill admit was super skeptical about this website and services. Now that im used it and met kevin totally never going to a shop again, love kevins expertise and honest opinions. Need alot of work done , will be servicing soon ! Deffinetly going to tell my boyfriend to stop taking my car to quick and cheap mechanics.

James

13 years of experience
46 reviews
James
13 years of experience
I was a little nervous using this online service and not knowing the mechanic. My fears were quickly relieved when James texted me the same day to make sure I was ordering the correct parts and service. I knew then I was not going to be nickled and dimed like in your regular mechanic shops. James guided me in making sure the issue I was having was the starter. I would definitely use this service again if I can choose James.
James was great and very professional,showed up on time.if I ever need work done on my car again I will request James Silva again.

Tung

14 years of experience
278 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung did a great job replacing the starter. Was surprised he was done so quick. Would definitely recommend his services to everyone.
He came, did his job with no problem, completed the task all while being professional. I will recommend him any day :-)

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
He was on time and quickly replaced the starter and was out the door in a flash, which is a good thing.

Luis

17 years of experience
26 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
On time, polite, professional, service done well, and fast

Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
Great experience. Yahshif was very professional, timely and communicated throughout the entire process.

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Great mechanic arrive promptly diagnose the issue very quiclkly... He replaced the faulty part fast and get my vehical back on the road!

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
On time, and great work!

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
321 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
Great job, we will ask for Jeremiah next time!

Peter

23 years of experience
222 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was extremely knowledgeable and professional.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Gardena?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Malibu $288 $207.56 $79.99 8% $315.06
2006 Subaru Impreza $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2013 Ford Edge $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2013 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe $923 $715.15 $207.97 7% $994.65
2011 Infiniti FX35 $217 $136.68 $79.99 11% $244.18
2015 Porsche Macan $1186 $962.40 $223.97 6% $1263.40

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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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