Car Starter Repair at your home or office in San Bernardino.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jay

35 years of experience
695 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Just would like to thank Mr. Unger for showing up early on my day of appointment, he didn't just fix my car, he showed professional service by giving me a break down of every possible solution to my automobile problems. He did such a awesome job and I am defiantly excited to have him come back to mantain my vehicle from now on. He a showed tons of knowledge and enlightened me to what he could do in order to get me back on the road. I am so grateful and appreciate his professionalism as I am a professional myself, it was more then a pleasure to have him as my mechanic, thank you so much Jay.......I pray you have a continued blessed career sir.
He did a great job! A true life saver. :)

Osvaldo

18 years of experience
13 reviews
Osvaldo
18 years of experience
Awesome and amazing mechanic thank you so much one happy customer

Dellano

16 years of experience
365 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Dellano called before arrival and was 15 minutes early. He was friendly and honest and did a great job with the car. He replaced my starter quicker than expected. I would highly recommend Dellano!

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
I was very glad to get excellent services from Kyle today, he was very professional and had lot of patience.

Edgardo

13 years of experience
25 reviews
Edgardo
13 years of experience
He called to let me know he was on his way and arrived at our agreed upon time where I work. He did the work within the allotted time and called me when he was done replacing the starter motor in my minivan. I went outside and the minivan started great. No more weak or rasping noises, just a quick, strong start like a new car. Edgardo was very polite and helpful. The price for the repair was a very fair. Less than a garage would have been and I didn't have to take time off work to go to a garage and drop off my car and find a transportation to and from. I'll call him again for any repairs that can be done while I'm at work.

Luis

11 years of experience
50 reviews
Luis
11 years of experience
Hard worker

David

12 years of experience
66 reviews
David
12 years of experience

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was very professional and courteous.

Jarred

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Jarred
8 years of experience
Thank you, Jarred!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in San Bernardino?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Suzuki Reno $239 $158.54 $79.99 10% $266.04
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2006 Jeep Wrangler $230 $150.51 $79.99 10% $258.01
2014 BMW X1 $589 $389.49 $199.97 10% $658.24
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2010 Porsche 911 $1522 $1298.03 $223.97 4% $1599.03

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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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