Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Pico Rivera.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Christopher

9 years of experience
39 reviews
Christopher
9 years of experience
Nice guy. Professional, and he explained what was done, and gave good advice on what can be done if further issues occur.
Good job and on time.

Ricardo

12 years of experience
337 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
On time, knowledgeable, fast and took the time to explain and answer all my question.

Kevin

27 years of experience
8 reviews
Kevin
27 years of experience
Kevin is a professional with a friendly smile. Answers all questions without hesitation. Prompt and courteous. Hope to have him service my car and recommending to my friends and coworkers.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Really pleased with the level of service

Walter

44 years of experience
53 reviews
Walter
44 years of experience
Great

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
This is a service that I will always use if needed...the mechanic showed up on time was quick fast and efficient and he gave us a quote for the other things wrong with the car. I am very pleased :)

Stephen

17 years of experience
18 reviews
Stephen
17 years of experience
Great job!

Glenn

41 years of experience
36 reviews
Glenn
41 years of experience
Repeat customer here. Glenn worked with my time schedule and made himself available when I was off. Would recommend to anyone who needs car repairs done at home.

Robert

19 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Robert was timely to the appointment and was very fast putting a new starter in my car. I was up and running in less than an hour. My slanted driveway posed no problem at all for Robert. I was very satisfied and will call again!

Dante

34 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
34 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Pico Rivera?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Ford Fusion $359 $278.70 $79.99 7% $386.20
2011 Toyota Sienna $273 $193.14 $79.99 9% $300.64
2009 Nissan Maxima $300 $180.17 $119.98 12% $341.42
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $518 $373.79 $143.98 8% $567.29
2012 BMW 760Li $1184 $655.69 $527.93 13% $1365.19
2013 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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