Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Mission Hills.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

Rating Summary
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Patrick

13 years of experience
404 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Great job
Very Courteous and friendly. He came to my house on time. He had very clean work.

Breck

18 years of experience
532 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
He did well, changed my starter out within an hour.
Breck was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. He called to let me know he could be at the apartment early if it was more convenient. Which helped me out tremendously. It took him very little time to determine that the starter on my vehicle was bad. He was quick in removing the old starter and replacing it, and it cranked right up as soon as he was done. Very polite and knows what he is doing. Will book him again if needed and would recommend.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
On time, knowledgeable and courteous !

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Very knowledgeable, honest and efficient. Never felt like I was receiving the run-around. He was able to perform a complicated job with ease. Definitely recommended!

Attila

17 years of experience
446 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attila never fails and always does his best. ANYONE can appreciate a mechanic who fixes problems, but there are few who wants to prevent them. He is great at both

Will

10 years of experience
49 reviews
Will
10 years of experience
Very helpful and did the job excellently. Came very prepared and even gave me advice on other issues. If you want a mechanic who understands car issues and problems all-around, I definitely recommend Will.

Lee

17 years of experience
95 reviews
Lee
17 years of experience
I was happy to get the starter replaced, but then the CEL (code P0662) came on after the install. I have been unable to contact Lee or schedule someone else to come out and fix it. Unhappy.

Matthew

31 years of experience
652 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Great service!! I will continue to use Matthew for all my repairs.

Ruben

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Great mechanic. Very knowledgeable and friendly!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mission Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford F-150 $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38
2009 Chevrolet HHR $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2010 Volvo XC60 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 $956 $875.52 $79.99 2% $983.02
2012 BMW 550i GT xDrive $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2014 Audi S5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

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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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