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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,365

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Kim

23 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
23 years of experience
He was great. Rediagnosed the problem and it was a way easier fix than I thought. Prompt, honest and good.
I would have awarded more than stars but there was a lot of confusion and miscommunication. Because I was misinformed about the mechanical failure Kim arrived with the wrong part and was unable to complete the repair.

Trung

11 years of experience
410 reviews
Trung
11 years of experience
Cheerful & very competent. Work done within time estimated.

Antonios

17 years of experience
54 reviews
Antonios
17 years of experience
I would highly recommend Tony. We came out to replace my starter. Before starting the job he ran a full diagnostic, answered my questions, and explained what was going on. The job was completed as well as at any dealership. I had questions about other noises my car was making which Tony answered. Tony does his homework before coming out to do a job. I would recommend contacting him if you have concerns before the job or thinking about getting your own parts. Something you need to know when to ask Auto Zone to bench test a part before you take it home.

Patrick

14 years of experience
406 reviews
Patrick
14 years of experience
Great

Damian

10 years of experience
436 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
He was very knowledgeable and fixed the issue. Fantastic experience.

Bryan

22 years of experience
13 reviews
Bryan
22 years of experience
Bryan was AWESOME! He was very professional and patient with me.

Carlos

16 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
16 years of experience
Knowledgeable and careful. Fixed the problem.

Albert

14 years of experience
46 reviews
Albert
14 years of experience
Knowledgeable and efficient. Was able to get my car from not turning on at all to driving within 30 minutes.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Excellent! Came on time, professional, changed the starter in a heartbeat. Did full inspection and made valuable recommendations.

Calvin

12 years of experience
22 reviews
Calvin
12 years of experience
Calvin is an excellent Mechanic. I would recommend him completely.


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
2015 Nissan Versa Note $305 $224.85 $79.99 8% $332.35
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix $317 $221.41 $95.98 9% $350.41
2007 Aston Martin DB9 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2014 Lexus RX350 $404 $275.92 $127.98 9% $447.92
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 $1003 $730.95 $271.96 8% $1096.45
2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG $563 $378.55 $183.97 10% $625.80

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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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