Car Starter Repair at your home or office in La Canada Flintridge.

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Number of Reviews

5,125

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Lucas

20 years of experience
849 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
Lucas was on time, friendly, and very quick! I would certainly recommend him to anybody.
Extremely helpful and patient

Damian

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Excellent service. Knowledgeable and professional

Tony

14 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
14 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, honest and efficient. Never felt like I was receiving the run-around. He was able to perform a complicated job with ease. Definitely recommended!

Oliver

12 years of experience
35 reviews
Oliver
12 years of experience
He was very helpful and professional. I will definitely use him again.

Godwin

23 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
23 years of experience
I had booked Godwin T. to get the starter replaced on my Honda Accord. He is very time punctual and arrived at hour before my scheduled appointment and was already done with the job before my actual schedule appointment. He had diagnosed my car and immediately told me it was an issue with my starter and fixed it. Also recommended transmission fluid change and new tires which was exactly what i needed. I strongly recommend him and will be using him for any additional required services in future.

Sean

16 years of experience
40 reviews
Sean
16 years of experience
Sean was very knowledgeable about the problem, and walk me through the entire process. He also pointed out some additional, could be issues down the line Thanks

Michael

21 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
21 years of experience

Nathan

16 years of experience
198 reviews
Nathan
16 years of experience
everything went great and loved the price difference with others auto shops they charged me $600-$800.

Nick

13 years of experience
90 reviews
Nick
13 years of experience
Provided excellent services...will request him again.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Max is excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. I have already recommended him to family and friends. Thanks Max!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in La Canada Flintridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford E-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2008 Mitsubishi Raider $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2009 Hyundai Entourage $322 $241.52 $79.99 7% $349.02
2012 BMW 328i xDrive $607 $391.14 $215.97 10% $681.39
2009 Mercedes-Benz B200 $378 $297.56 $79.99 6% $405.06
2015 Audi SQ5 $777 $593.50 $183.97 7% $840.75

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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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