Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Rialto.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Brandon

18 years of experience
767 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
Super nice, came early, worked quick, and fixed the problem. Definitely recommend!!

Shaun

7 years of experience
6 reviews
Shaun
7 years of experience
Highly recommendable

Rodric

12 years of experience
326 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great service, very helpful and transparent. I will definitely be using his services in the future.

Attila

17 years of experience
419 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attilas was very professional and explained exactly what he was doing. He checked the xar to see if there were any other problems.

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Great service.

Jerome

22 years of experience
406 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome is an excellent mechanic. He is professional and personable. I am looking forward to working with Jerome again in the near future.

Richard

9 years of experience
433 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Superb!! punctual,knowledgeable,patient with owner answering questions and giving pertinent information to help the customer understand the process while servicing the problem.

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff is very professional in his approach. When he had a bolt that was very difficult to remove, he did not give up. I felt very comfortable leaving the car in his hands. The starter was the problem and he replaced it and now the car starts up like a dream.

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Great guy, calm and professional. Got to my place on time and finished his job before the estimated 2hs service. Walked me through the inspection made. Great Job John!

Sami

19 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
19 years of experience
Holy wow! I've worked on my Volvo 240 for twenty years and was stumped by the starter, Sami arrived on time and installed a new starter in an hour.... great job! Works like a charm!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rialto?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Subaru Legacy $214 $125.93 $87.98 12% $244.18
2005 Ford E-250 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2015 BMW 435i Gran Coupe $803 $563.26 $239.97 9% $885.76
2014 Infiniti QX70 $495 $398.73 $95.98 6% $527.73
2014 Porsche Panamera $1572 $1228.14 $343.95 6% $1690.39

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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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