Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hawthorne.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in Hawthorne

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4.3/5

Number of Reviews

6

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Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Very fast! Very professional!
He was in time, respectful and professional.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Joseph is definitely someone who you can trust and very knowledgeable of what's going on with my vehicle. I PRAISE GOD for sending me someone that care about the custom and take his time explaining the problem with my car.
Excellent! Came on time, professional, changed the starter in a heartbeat. Did full inspection and made valuable recommendations.

Mark

3 years of experience
8 reviews
Mark
3 years of experience
Excellent service

Mario

7 years of experience
7 reviews
Mario
7 years of experience
Very prompt, on time and clear. Would use Mario again when service comes up.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
I found Your Mechanic after my SUV broke down at home, after doing an internet search for a mobile mechanic, since I did not want to spend about $50 to $100 to have my SUV towed to a local mechanic. After reading some of the online reviews about Your Mechanic, I decided to give them a try. Kevin the mechanic that came out to my home was a very nice, professional, personable, friendly man that seemed to know his stuff. I was shocked and amazed that it took Kevin only a few minutes to diagnose the problem that I needed a new part at a very reasonable price. When Kevin returned with the new part, it took him only a few minutes to install it and he was done. Overall, I found the customer service at Your Mechanic outstanding with no complaints or recommendations for improvement. The nicest thing I can say about Kevin the mechanic is, he treated me and talked to me like a good close friend that knew EVERYTHING about cars . . . which I greatly appreciated! I plan to recommend Your Mechanic to all of my family and friends, and I hope that they get Kevin when they call for help.

Eliseo

10 years of experience
239 reviews
Eliseo
10 years of experience
Eliseo was prompt, quick, detailed, professional, and friendly to work with. This was my first experience with mobile Mechanic and it really couldn't have gone much better than it did. The price was right. The timeframe was right. The mechanic was the right man for the job.

Jay

35 years of experience
705 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Great work and very knowledgeable

Chris

16 years of experience
342 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Very knowledgeable!

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
Harish was very professional and did a great job - thank you

Michael

19 years of experience
79 reviews
Michael
19 years of experience
Nice quy. Thorough review of my car. Arrived on time. Fast. Will request Michael for next maintenance or repair.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hawthorne?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Hyundai Veracruz $520 $376.44 $143.98 8% $569.94
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse $282 $201.79 $79.99 8% $309.29
2015 Hyundai Genesis $504 $376.11 $127.98 8% $548.11
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 $616 $408.31 $207.97 10% $687.81
2007 Audi Q7 $508 $411.95 $95.98 6% $540.95
2014 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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How can we help?

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