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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,435

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Sy

Sy

8 years of experience
7 reviews
Sy
8 years of experience
Eduardo

Eduardo

19 years of experience
52 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
eddie is quick and efficient always providing insight about how to prevent future problems.
Yahshif

Yahshif

7 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
7 years of experience
Yahshif was great he was very friendly and he got the job done in a timely manner. I would most definitely recommend him to others.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
He is the best mechanic I have ever had working on my car he goes above the Call of Duty to get the job done he came to replace a starter that's starter was a bad he went to two other stores looking for a starter they were bad then he eventually ended up getting a brand new starter with no additional charge to me he came put it on on top of that I had a flat and he fixed a flat he is the best I have ever had thank you so much mr. Ben and look forward to doing work with you again.
Quentin

Quentin

19 years of experience
142 reviews
Quentin
19 years of experience
Showed up early and had the problem fixed in no time!
Nazareth

Nazareth

25 years of experience
72 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
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.
Keith

Keith

16 years of experience
231 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Showed up on time and was professional. Would definitely use him again.
Patrick

Patrick

12 years of experience
254 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
Great service!
Scott

Scott

31 years of experience
206 reviews
Scott
31 years of experience
Scott was very professional and kind. His service was very quick and solved my problem
Mohammed

Mohammed

9 years of experience
1 reviews
Mohammed
9 years of experience
Great guy nice job thank you


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Martindale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer $372 $292.48 $79.99 6% $399.98
2008 Chevrolet Impala $317 $220.53 $95.98 9% $349.53
2008 Chrysler Aspen $268 $156.22 $111.98 12% $306.72
2004 BMW 330i $815 $463.31 $351.95 12% $936.31
2011 Mercedes-Benz B200 $376 $296.11 $79.99 6% $403.61
2014 BMW M5 $881 $681.10 $199.97 7% $949.85

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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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