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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service in San Diego

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Arturo

25 years of experience
64 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Starter - San Diego, California
He was prompt, efficient and educational. I would highly recommend Arturo to all my friend and family! So nice to have someone help you in your own driveway.
Mazda 3 - Car Starter Repair - San Diego, California
I am very happy with the work Arturo did to replace my starter. He fixed what the Mazda dealership screwed up. He showed up on time, and was professional and courteous. I highly recommend his services.

Tabitha

15 years of experience
191 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Subaru Outback - Car Starter Repair - San Diego, California
Amazing experience. Job completed with no Stress and no problems. I will use Tabitha for all my car maintenance needs in the future. She was awesome!
Pontiac Firebird - Starter - San Diego, California
Tabitha did a great job! She's amazing and fast and made sure the job was done right. Thank you so much!

Chris

14 years of experience
236 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Starter - San Diego, California
Completely satisfied with my service. From arrival to finish everything went well and very fast. Nothing beats not having to go a mechanic. The cost was very much comparable to bringing your car in yourself. Chris was very knowledgeable about the service and make of my car. Very detailed information of recommendations. Thank you so much!
Toyota Tundra - Starter - San Diego, California
Chris arrive on time and began to work right away. He checked everything related to the problem and solve it.

Deane

9 years of experience
278 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Mitsubishi Eclipse - Starter - San Diego, California
Deane was knowledgeable and professional. He got my starter replaced as requested and help diagnose other issues.
Saturn Aura - Starter - San Diego, California
Most mechanics won't usually talk when they are working but not Deane...we were having a conversation the whole time while he was working & it was great!!! Very knowledgeable and professional!! Even taught me a few things about my car!!

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Toyota Avalon - Starter - San Diego, California
I got a quote (detailed and absolutely transparent) for the job on their web site - it was significantly less than a price suggested by other local shops, even for the used starters. Pete came on time, explained to me what he is going to do, showed me a new starter. After the job was done, in half an hour, he recommended me further services and gave a quote for them. Very professional and high quality job. Thank you, Pete!
Nissan 200SX - Starter - San Diego, California
,I like the concept of the mobile mechanics these guys are smart they know what they're doing and they're highly qualified to do the job right.

Sam

15 years of experience
115 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
Honda Accord - Starter - San Diego, California
Sam was great. Quick, efficient and personable. Will definitely use for all minor services in the future.
Honda Odyssey - Car Starter Repair - San Diego, California
I was apprehensive about using this kind of service to replace a starter in 2006 Honda Odyssey. But everything went smooth as silk. Great service. On a Sunday morning! This saved me a lot of hassle that I would have had to deal with otherwise (tow truck to regular mechanic, Uber home, Uber back to pick up vehicle, missed work, etc). I never heard of the company before this weekend. I contacted "Get Wrench" before this company but, "Yourmechanic" responded within a couple minutes with the estimate and ready to schedule. The other company took several hours and when I finally tried to open the quote, their website did not work. I am already planning on scheduling oil change next weekend on my other vehicle with Sam. I highly recommend Sam. You can request him by name.

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Ford E-350 Club Wagon - Starter - San Diego, California
Peter was great on time actually early fix the job in no time and did an additional battery remote problem for free thank you so much
Mini Cooper - Starter - San Diego, California
Peter is an excellent mechanic. Any issue or challenges he faced were taken care of quickly and efficiently. Peter was very knowledgeable and his yeas of experience enabled him to be able to answer all of m question. Over all Pete is the best mechanic I have ever encountered.

Nikolay

18 years of experience
19 reviews
Nikolay
18 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Starter - San Diego, California
He was thorough and very knowledgeable about my car. Plus he took the time to explain the other issues my car is having. Did I mention he was 30 mins early! (:

Fadi

18 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
18 years of experience
Nissan Sentra - Starter - San Diego, California
Fadi showed up a few minutes early, and finished ahead of schedule. He was polite, professional, and did a great job restoring my car to working condition. Will definitely be looking to him for future help with my car.

Craig

16 years of experience
56 reviews
Craig
16 years of experience
Toyota Echo - Starter - San Diego, California
Craig showed up 15 minutes early, changed my starter in less than an hour, made sure I could start the car no problem, and all while I sat at my desk working at my office. He fixed it right in the parking lot at my office. Nice guy, professional, knowledgeable, and more than punctual. Thanks so much Craig! You rock!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in San Diego?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser $230 $150.27 $79.99 10% $257.77
2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2009 Dodge Avenger $328 $183.98 $143.98 13% $377.48
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $376 $295.61 $79.99 6% $403.11
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 $626 $418.33 $207.97 10% $697.83
2008 Porsche Cayenne $1253 $1149.01 $103.98 2% $1288.76

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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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