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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
Toyota Matrix - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Ricardo was extremely knowledgeable, technically skilled and very friendly. A pleasure to deal with all the way. He showed up on time, fixed my car perfectly and spotted a couple other issues to keep an eye on for future attention. I would request Ricardo again in a heartbeat!
Honda Accord - Starter - Los Angeles, California
First great personality honest true to his work I enjoy talking to him he pointed out a couple of things that need to be done to my car I really appreciated him but most of all he's a down-to-earth guy that really cares about doing the job right and I will be telling my friends and family about the really great job he has done for me thanks Ricardo

Kenneth

18 years of experience
483 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Kenneth was great! You could tell that he is a master of his craft. He patiently answered my questions and shared some of his expert knowledge with me. I’d 100% book Kenneth again over any dealership or shop! You’d be lucky if he’s the next guy working on your car!
Porsche 911 - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Kenneth showed up on the exact time of the appointment. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He replaced the starter on my Porsche 911 which is not an easy fix, He had all the necessary tools to remove all parts to get to the starter and did it flawlessly. I watched him do the entire replacement and he was so meticulous and careful that he impressed me. The Porsche 911 is very compact car and he was able to disassemble and then reassemble everything perfectly. I would highly recommend Kenneth to anyone interested in the convenience of at home repair you wont be disappointed.

Tyrone

7 years of experience
154 reviews
Tyrone
7 years of experience
Scion xB - Car Starter Repair - Los Angeles, California
Great fast service work is A1 quality , he is very friendly , I would recommend him to everyone who needs a mechanic asap.
Honda Civic - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Extremely nice and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone and will use him again. Thank you!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Scion xA - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Came early, and kept in contact with me the whole time. Did a great job, and did the job much faster than expected. Super friendly, and fun to talk to.
Honda Civic - Starter - Los Angeles, California
I cannot emphasize enough how great Lucas is! A true professional who sees what is best for your vehicle. He has time and time again delivered nothing but exceptional service. I highly recommend Lucas!

Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
Infiniti G35 - Starter - Los Angeles, California
I was hesitate to use this service but I needed my car repaired asap on a Sunday and Yahshif eased my concerns by telling me more about the company and his experience. Very professional and efficient.
Lexus GS300 - Starter - Los Angeles, California
So I got the starter put on. I just have to say that I really appreciate my mechanic. On time once again and he finished the job in less time than I thought. I am definitely satisfied and happy I found this online. His attitude is amazing and I truly appreciate it.

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Scion xB - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Carlos is the man. He came on time, was fast very friendly and knew what he was doing! I absolutely will be using him again in the future and I would definitely refer him to anyone in need of a great mechanic. He also has the cutest dog side kick named Milo that comes along with him on most of his jobs. All around a great guy and even better mechanic.. Considering I had an awful experience with the first mechanic a guy named Ruban that your mechanic sent ... your mechanic is lucky to have Carlos working for them... So I give Carlos 10 stars and the first guy Ruban 0 stars.
Nissan Xterra - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Carlos was extremely personable and had a big infectious smile that made him easy to be around. He appeared to be very knowledgeable about my vehicle and cars in general. And it all ended with a job well done. In fact, I already recommended him to a neighbor of my Mom who already booked him!

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
Honda Accord - Starter - Los Angeles, California
David was absolutely wonderful! He arrived when he informed me at he would. He walked me through the process and went above and beyond the call of duty, taking my car for a test drive to check the brakes. I most certainly will recommend David to friends and have already shared the site and his info to my neighbors
Ford Ranger - Starter - Los Angeles, California
David arrived on time with all necessary parts. He was professional and courteous and handled the job in a timely manner. Much appreciated!

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
Honda Civic - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Hands down the best mechanic I have ever had. Rey went above and beyond, not only did he replace my starter in a timely manner but he polished my headlights, checked the pressure in my tires and much more. Will definitely send my friends to him if need be and am happy to know that there is a mechanic nearby I can trust.
Hyundai Santa Fe - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Rey, thank you so much. This was my first time using your mechanic or any type of mechanic that comes to the house. With my wife out of town and my son who has some disabilities would have made it difficult for me to get a tow truck and take my son with me. This was quick and painless and the work was great. Thanks again

Nazareth

25 years of experience
83 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
Cadillac CTS - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Nazareth was on time and very professional and friendly. Nazareth was able to install a new starter in 40 mins. A great job. I will definitely use him again. Thanks Nazareth.

Ruben

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Honda Fit - Starter - Los Angeles, California
Ruben was fantastic—timely, professional, friendly, and kind. He took the time to explain things to me and went out of his way to make sure that I had all the right parts I needed.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Los Angeles?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chrysler 200 $256 $159.63 $95.98 11% $288.63
2011 GMC Canyon $618 $394.33 $223.97 11% $695.33
2008 Dodge Caliber $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2004 BMW 330xi $821 $468.93 $351.95 12% $941.93
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $661 $580.98 $79.99 3% $688.48
2013 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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