Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Marina Del Rey.

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Number of Reviews

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Attila

17 years of experience
443 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attila was on time and explained everything that needed to be done. He also identified other problems and recommended a course of action.

Derek

15 years of experience
21 reviews
Derek
15 years of experience
Thanks Derek! Had issues with my Honda and he was able to come out and fix it no problem. It's hard to find a mechanic you can trust and Derek is one that you can.

Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
You are very much a nice guy but what I will advise to help you improve your services will be to case sensitive. Meaning, you need to check all components to make sure which is complacent to the problem you are trying to resolve.

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
Excellent service! Gave me advice for future repairs. Even pointed out an issue with my other vehicle after it was just let out of the shop. Thank you Sergio, I will definitely use you’re service again and refer friends/family to you when they have vehicle issues.

Phillip

17 years of experience
208 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Outstanding service! Very Professional! There was a service I didn’t need so my bill was less than quoted. Appreciated the honesty! Definitely recommend Phillip and will use this service again!!

Edgardo

13 years of experience
25 reviews
Edgardo
13 years of experience
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Vadym

4 years of experience
38 reviews
Vadym
4 years of experience
On time, got the job done, professional and courteous.

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
73 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Jeremiah was quite on time and changed the starter of my car in professional way. He did a great job . It was my first experience out of dealership but I found him competent.

Travis

11 years of experience
320 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Certainly not a time waster. Travis arrived on time and determined in about 10 minutes with a parts examination that I needed a starter. I’m grateful for his efficient fair price service and certainly recommend him to all. Ed Wolter

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan showed up on time and did a great job of replacing my starter. I will be recommending him to my friends and coworkers!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Marina Del Rey?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Chevrolet Caprice $239 $142.58 $95.98 12% $271.58
2008 Hyundai Tiburon $279 $198.91 $79.99 8% $306.41
2012 Hyundai Veloster $266 $185.98 $79.99 9% $293.48
2009 BMW 650i $1124 $516.42 $607.92 15% $1333.42
2006 BMW X3 $711 $535.20 $175.97 7% $771.70
2005 Dodge Viper $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78

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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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