Car Starter Repair at your home or office in La Palma.

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Number of Reviews

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Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Good job with the car
If you're looking for honesty and professionalism in a mechanic, I highly recommend Allen Graybeal for all of your automobile concerns. Tim

Patrick

13 years of experience
403 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
He knows the job very well.

Michael

36 years of experience
89 reviews
Michael
36 years of experience
He was on time and professional

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
CARLOS WAS FRIENDLY AND WORKED HARD TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT. I WILL BE USING HIS SERVICES AGAIN IN THE FUTURE

Chuck

8 years of experience
110 reviews
Chuck
8 years of experience
Informative

Abdoulie

2 years of experience
29 reviews
Abdoulie
2 years of experience
Very nice person basically left him alone to do his job since im self employed I appreciate that he came and fixed my truck in a professional manner was pleased with the repair will be using your services more often now that inknow I can trust your company to do the job right the first time and the warranty on the work is good no complaints at all

Wayne

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Wayne
18 years of experience
Everything was perfect. On time, resolved the problem and very professional. i do not think i will ever take my automobiles to a shop again. So convenient

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Pleasantly surprised=) I must admit I was a little nervous about using this site as first however I am impressed. Lucas made my experience great! He showed up on time, called before he arrived. I will definitely be recommending your services! Looking forward to working together again.

Andrew

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
On time and switched out my starter very quickly. I definitely recommend Andrew.

Eric

13 years of experience
124 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Arrived on time and did an outstanding job on my vehicle..This was my 1st time using this service, but I find it to be convenient and the prices are reasonable. I would definitely recommend Eric for your vehicle needs ..


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in La Palma?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chrysler 300 $238 $150.38 $87.98 11% $268.63
2004 Ford Explorer $334 $245.98 $87.98 8% $364.23
2014 Honda Civic $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2009 Lexus RX350 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2011 BMW 328i xDrive $626 $409.82 $215.97 10% $700.07
2014 Jaguar F-Type $846 $702.23 $143.98 5% $895.73

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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.

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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