Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Riverside.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Convenient and worth the money spent! Estimate on time and price were right on!
CARLOS WAS FRIENDLY AND WORKED HARD TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT. I WILL BE USING HIS SERVICES AGAIN IN THE FUTURE

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
You should up early (which is appreciated). He was patient even though it was inside of a school garage. He did the job quickly and made the process super simple
Rodric showed up on his appointment 15 minutes early which is SUPERB!!! I love people being on time or early when I have an appointment. Great mechanic, very polite, professional and I can tell he knows what he is doing so I trust him taking care of my two cars including this one. He told me that it will be done in an hour...and it does. All in all, I will definitely recommend this mechanic..and this company. Will definitely used them again.

Phon

16 years of experience
26 reviews
Phon
16 years of experience
Phon was excellent!!! He arrived on time and even picked up the keys at my parents home before heading to where my car was parked for repair. He was professional and got the job done in no time. Would highly recommend.

Andrew

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Showed up on time. Politely introduced himself. Did the job. Checked fluid levels. Departed.

Patrick

9 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
9 years of experience
Extremely warm & friendly. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of automobile repair.

Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris did a wonderful job even though it was raining the entire time he was here!

Charles

9 years of experience
62 reviews
Charles
9 years of experience
Great customer service. He explained everything about the repair before he started. Also show me some service that I should do soon.

Dwaine

43 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
43 years of experience
Dwaine was very good and excellent mechanic

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Great, he was very Professional

Joe

13 years of experience
358 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Joe is amazing and will be my new mechanic.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Riverside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volkswagen CC $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2006 Ford Fusion $369 $289.48 $79.99 6% $396.98
2009 GMC Yukon $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2012 Land Rover LR4 $617 $537.16 $79.99 4% $644.66
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2015 Audi S5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01

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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.

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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