Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Palmdale.

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Number of Reviews

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Matthew

31 years of experience
647 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
This guy is awesome.
I was really skeptical about this since I had never heard of this company before. Matthew showed up on time ready to roll. He asked me some questions to try and get a better understanding of my issues with the car. Matthew checked a couple things then got straight to work. In an hour he was done and began his own inspection for other problems. I didn't stand over him while he worked but he did tell me he didn't mind and would even explain what he was doing. Total transparency that you can't get with a shop. I would recommend him to anyone who is not knowledgeable about vehicles. I will say the price was a bit steeper than I expected but in comparison to shop prices it's a deal. The best part is they come to you.

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Great job

Jean

23 years of experience
70 reviews
Jean
23 years of experience
He was on time an very knowledgeable of what the problem was.

Fred

15 years of experience
337 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Fred was punctual, knowledgeable, and very nice. He answered all mine and daughter's questions regarding possible future repairs. Appointment during hottest part of day, didn't complain once. Great service!

Gregory

29 years of experience
236 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Gregory was awesome! Took the time not just one day but two in a row to make sure we got the problem solved with my husbands car. It had been sitting for a good while and were worried we might not get the problem figured out in time for my husband to have to go to work again but Greg made it happen! He was very friendly, professional and took the time to explain to us what he believed to be the issue with the car. I wasn't sure about this company after they cancelled on me twice, but I'd call them again in a heart beat knowing guys like Greg work for them. Thank you again so so much Greg!!!!

Gregory

13 years of experience
21 reviews
Gregory
13 years of experience
Greg was awesome, friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. He arrived on time, explained his process to complete my repairs and was very professional. Greg completed the repairs to my satisfaction, cleaned up after his repairs were complete and explained what he had done to my vehicle. I will be using Greg for all of my repairs from now on!!

Nazareth

25 years of experience
88 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
Real cool guy got there super early worked fast and helped get my car running again

Breck

18 years of experience
531 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
It was great experience will be use him again

Marcus

6 years of experience
65 reviews
Marcus
6 years of experience
I love the fact he was early and how he was extremely knowledgeable about the services I needed done.

Keith

16 years of experience
282 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Great service by keith... good job


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Palmdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 GMC Yukon $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2004 Kia Sedona $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2012 Nissan NV3500 $511 $431.23 $79.99 5% $538.73
2015 Lincoln MKS $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2010 Acura ZDX $357 $276.73 $79.99 7% $384.23
2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S $1062 $965.77 $95.98 3% $1094.77

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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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