Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Paramount.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Damian

9 years of experience
396 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great work, pleasant and professional

Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
I highly rec

Dante

34 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
34 years of experience
Dante did a very good job fixing my starter. He was very professional and careful when he was working on my car. Those are the qualities I look for in a Mechanic. I would recommend him to all my friends and family!

Fred

15 years of experience
329 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
He was outstanding, polite, knowledgeable and I am telling all my friends about him and this service!

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon is very professional, polite and was very prompt. He repaired our minivan and we were happy with his advice and service.

James

10 years of experience
233 reviews
James
10 years of experience

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience
I had an excellent experience with the on-line company and the service professional who came to my home. I have already recommended this on-line service to all of my co-workers and friends!!

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
I am completely satisfied with the service Patrick provided. He was very professional and listened to all of my concerns (unlike the dealer service department). Patrick and YourMechanic communicated every step of the way. I would recommend Patrick to anyone needing service on their vehicle.

Miguel

33 years of experience
233 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Awesome service!!! Will call again for sure no doubt.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Paramount?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota 4Runner $278 $174.40 $103.98 11% $314.15
2014 Nissan Frontier $374 $286.48 $87.98 7% $404.73
2013 GMC Savana 3500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2011 BMW 335i xDrive $626 $409.82 $215.97 10% $700.07
2009 BMW 535i $652 $444.30 $207.97 9% $723.80
2013 Porsche Boxster $1075 $850.84 $223.97 6% $1151.84

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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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