Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Rancho Santa Margarita.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,855

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Breck

18 years of experience
523 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
He had to order parts and made several trips until the work was completed. Thank u
Very proficient.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Very competent. Excellent service. Book him if you can.

Hani

18 years of experience
79 reviews
Hani
18 years of experience
good service

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
701 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Rigoberto was thoroughly professional, friendly and frank from start to finish; we initially talked about my own tentative diagnosis of the problem with my Nissan Sentra, but he immediately was able to see that the starter was burning out. When he came back to replace it, he saved me $70 by pointing out that we didn't need to replace the tensioner as well as it was still working fine. Highly recommended.

James

19 years of experience
51 reviews
James
19 years of experience
Great experience

Casime

10 years of experience
43 reviews
Casime
10 years of experience
This man is excellent, he is courteous, he explains things to you, he is courteous of your time. He is just super, I would recommend him to all of my family. He is very respectful. My car seems to be doing fine. Thank you Casimes.

Deane

9 years of experience
270 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Though I was unable to be present, I was informed he did a tremendous fob, as well as completing it in the time allocated for the job.

Nicholas

15 years of experience
345 reviews
Nicholas
15 years of experience
Nicholas was super helpful and very informative! He sure knows his cars :)

Gregory

29 years of experience
234 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
GREG is tremendous. I️ have a 99 Toyota Corolla and needed to changed. Shopped around and found YourMechanic website (thankfully). GREG came to change the starter and brought the part, it wasn’t the correct part. Instead of rescheduling. We went auto shop up the road and grabbed the right part and he installed it, the car fired up like a new Ferrari ! In all seriesness, I️ would definitely use this website and specially Greg , and any one reading this post! He is great!

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rancho Santa Margarita?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Charger $304 $192.18 $111.98 11% $342.68
2014 Hyundai Genesis $354 $274.03 $79.99 7% $381.53
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee $516 $371.77 $143.98 8% $565.27
2014 BMW X6 $852 $475.71 $375.95 13% $980.96
2008 Lexus IS250 $550 $254.43 $295.96 15% $652.18
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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