Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Grand Terrace.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Leon

33 years of experience
2 reviews
Leon
33 years of experience
Leon arrived online and I was surprised at how quick the process was. It was a very smooth process. Leon was super nice and answered all the questions I had about my car as well.

Nathan

15 years of experience
183 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
So efficient! Car running like a dream. Really easy to work with and professional. Highly recommend!

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Kudos for Noe, He was injured on another job, but still kept our appointment! Professional and very experienced. Get well soon.

James

28 years of experience
546 reviews
James
28 years of experience
James arrived on time and switched out a failed starter for me. He was quick, courteous, and very competent. Honestly the best experience I've ever had with a mechanic!

Joe

13 years of experience
355 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Best Mechanic I have had through YourMechanic. Will only use Joe for now on.

Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
Yahshif was very helpful and friendly! I was able to go back to work while he attended to my car. It only took an hour and now my car is back up and running. Service: Starter replacement

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris did a wonderful job even though it was raining the entire time he was here!

Ben

39 years of experience
1101 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben was very efficient, and did a great job changing my starter.

Phon

16 years of experience
26 reviews
Phon
16 years of experience
Phon was excellent!!! He arrived on time and even picked up the keys at my parents home before heading to where my car was parked for repair. He was professional and got the job done in no time. Would highly recommend.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Great all around!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Grand Terrace?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Jeep Patriot $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2007 Mercury Milan $369 $289.48 $79.99 6% $396.98
2005 Saturn Vue $279 $183.05 $95.98 10% $312.05
2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $661 $580.98 $79.99 3% $688.48
2014 Audi S5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

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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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