Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Glenelg.

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Number of Reviews

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Anthony

31 years of experience
79 reviews
Anthony
31 years of experience
Anthony was very knowledgeable about my car and was able to diagnose my car's issue immediately. He was prompt (even early to my surprise. He was friend with a very calm demeanor but very professional. I will DEFINITELY request him if anything goes wrong with my car. Needless to say, I'm a very HAPPY customer! Thank you again Anthony.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
847 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Excellent service by far the most honest and dependable car repair service I have ever experienced

Tinashe

11 years of experience
278 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
It was good

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun was great, installed the starter, and got my car moving again! Thanks!

Matthew

31 years of experience
669 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Friendly and professional. Would highly recommend.

Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Friendly and professional. Took almost no time at all to complete job and explained what was to be needed in future. Thank you Richard!!

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
491 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Done in an hr and car started right up.. Thank you

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
He was awesome!!!! He came way earlier than expected and was very patient with me. He fixed my car and it even rained on him. He still stayed and fixed it. Changing a starter in a Kia Sorento is no joke but he did it. Great person. I would recommend him to anyone.

Toby

8 years of experience
100 reviews
Toby
8 years of experience
My car wouldn't start and I needed the starter to be replaced. Toby came out in a timely manner took a look at the my car and got straight to work. Within no time he got it up and running. To you also made a few recommendations, which I will definitely get to work on but I will be booking him for now on. Thanks Toby

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Have had Peter out to work on my SUV several times and I highly recommend him. He's always early, does great honest work, and explains everything. He'll be my mechanic as long as I'm in San Diego.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Glenelg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Honda Accord $249 $161.43 $87.98 10% $279.68
2006 Ford Explorer $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2009 Dodge Durango $286 $173.58 $111.98 11% $324.08
2012 Lincoln MKS $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2007 BMW 335xi $633 $417.30 $215.97 10% $707.55
2007 Maserati Coupe $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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