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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

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Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
We were very impressed with Your Mechanic. Casey properly diagnosed our starter malfunction and replaced it in 45 min! We will definitely use Your Mechanic again and we will request Casey.
He was awesome! Did the job fast!

Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
This is the second time I have worked with Emmette and both times he has fixed the issue with my cars. Would definitely work with him in the future.
Great job done! Emmette was early, figured out my problem and go it all done within the designated hour. I definitely recommend him and his expertise.

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
I am not one to write reviews, neither good nor bad, but I felt compelled after using YourMechanic. While I read the reviews and testimonials online, I was still skeptical about YourMechanic. Needing a quick fix, I decided to test the service and was matched with Rocco. Rocco exemplifies customer service to a tee. Not only did he quickly diagnose the problem and fix it, he also arrived early to our appointment and sent me a curiosity text informing me of his early arrival. I highly recommend Rocco and if I have any future problems, I will 100% ask for him again.

Michael

21 years of experience
25 reviews
Michael
21 years of experience
On time and diagnosed the issue with n 10 minutes. Honest mechanic!

Joel

19 years of experience
737 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Went above and beyond to make sure the job was done right

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience

Hernandes

0 years of experience
8 reviews
Hernandes
0 years of experience
Replace a starter on my Chevy PU and fixed a wire that was shorting out the starter.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
825 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Very professional and expidient

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Had a starter problem with my car. Chris brought the part and installed in a short amount of time. Service was awesome and I will definitely used his services again. Good to know there are honest hard working folks out there!

Pete

25 years of experience
3 reviews
Pete
25 years of experience
Pete is a great guy, who was very knowledgeable and efficient with handling the problem with my starter. The car is working great and I will definitely come back in the future because of Pete's great mechanical skills!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lomita?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Subaru Impreza $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2005 Pontiac Montana $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2012 Chrysler 200 $256 $159.63 $95.98 11% $288.63
2013 BMW X5 $592 $408.31 $183.97 9% $655.56
2014 Mercedes-Benz C350 $917 $677.50 $239.97 8% $1000.00
2007 Porsche 911 $1597 $1373.18 $223.97 4% $1674.18

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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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