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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.8/5

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Juan

8 years of experience
178 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Juan was early for the appointment. (He came out in the rain!). He also was prepared and had all tools needed. As a result, he also finished faster than the total expected time.
Excellent service....!!!! Thank you...!!!!

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Francisco was excellent in working on my car. He was very knowledgeable about my car problem and in fixing it. He was also pleasant to conversate with. I will be asking for him on my next auto job. Thank you!
Early arrival, service in under an hour, very knowledgable, and gave me tips on potential problem areas in my car.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Displayed Punctuality he showed up 30 minutes early, Professionalism by helping me learn about the issue. Would like for him to be sent 4 any of my vehicles. Thank you
Brandon is a top level mechanic who is knowledgeable experienced and friendly as they come. After booking he actually text me and asked if I would prefer to have him come early. Of course! I've never had that luxury offered in any other car service other than your mechanic. A couple hours after Brandon finished I had a friend ask for recommenations for a mechanic which I quickly replied to download the app look for either Brandon or John, who had helped me a couple months ago. Don't bother with a trip to the overpriced dealerships. Go with these guys (especially Brandon who is The Man with a Plan!)who allow you watch, ask questions to help educate you, and explain every step they are taking to get your car back into shape.

Richard

11 years of experience
600 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Thoroughly professional friendly knowledgeable I am very satisfied would highly recommended him
Showed up promptly and got my car working again. Very pleased with my decision to use your company.

Jay

35 years of experience
703 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
I was very pleased with Jay he was on time and very knowledgeable with changing the starter I would use him for future jobs very nice man
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Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
Great experience. Yahshif was very professional, timely and communicated throughout the entire process.

Duane

23 years of experience
376 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Duane is a great mechanic!

Henry

32 years of experience
138 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
We have used Henry 3 times now and he has been professional, polite, and extremely thorough on each visit. He makes car repair MUCH less of a headache! Thank you Henry!

Michael

38 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend.

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Excellent service. He finished the job early and my car is running great! I would highly recommend Shaun!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Redondo Beach?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Kia Optima $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2015 Volkswagen Beetle $387 $307.45 $79.99 6% $414.95
2008 Toyota Matrix $233 $153.24 $79.99 10% $260.74
2012 Cadillac CTS $341 $229.38 $111.98 10% $379.88
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 $537 $392.59 $143.98 8% $586.09
2011 Porsche Cayenne $987 $883.27 $103.98 3% $1023.02

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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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