Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Glendale.

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5/5

Number of Reviews

17

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Diego

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Performed the work as described. Very knowledgeable.
Got here earlier than appointment was scheduled which was GREAT as no car for a week. Very fast putting in starter. Would highly recommend and I will be using Diego for my car maintenance.

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Great
Shaun was very professional, knowledgable, and did a great job.

William

32 years of experience
204 reviews
William
32 years of experience
Very polite. Wash having card issues when it came to being charged he patiently waited while I got my cash fund in order and carried on with his work. Great guy.
Professional!¡!¡!

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter was super nice and very helpful! He replaced my starter lightening fast and did a phenomenal job! I would defiantly use him again.
Showed up 2 hours early, excellent work. Very impressed with service. Will use him again. 5 stars all the way!

James

17 years of experience
94 reviews
James
17 years of experience
very satisfied, prompt courteous

Wes

8 years of experience
5 reviews
Wes
8 years of experience
Wes got the appointment at the last minute. Was going to be a little late from previous job but he texted to inform me. Turned out the problem I thought was going on wasn't an issue at all. He put some extra time in to make sure everything was good to go and vehicle was up and running again. I would definitely book him again.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris was early and did a great job!

Will

10 years of experience
49 reviews
Will
10 years of experience
Very helpful and did the job excellently. Came very prepared and even gave me advice on other issues. If you want a mechanic who understands car issues and problems all-around, I definitely recommend Will.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Did an awesome job. Finished earlier than I expected. Cool helpful guy.

Randy

11 years of experience
10 reviews
Randy
11 years of experience
Randy arrived on time with the right part. He was very conscientious and comprehensive.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Glendale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 GMC Savana 3500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2009 Volkswagen Jetta $388 $291.58 $95.98 7% $420.58
2009 Lamborghini Gallardo $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67
2011 BMW Z4 $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2009 Mercedes-Benz S450 $462 $381.77 $79.99 5% $489.27
2015 Porsche 911 $1075 $850.84 $223.97 6% $1151.84

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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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