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

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Scott

26 years of experience
7 reviews
Scott
26 years of experience
Scott was very friendly, quick and professional. Would definitely use him again I need anything done!

Gary

33 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
33 years of experience
Gary was great! Very knowledgable and had a great amount of experience. He was really nice to work with and got our issue with a bad part taken care of quickly. Will definitely call Gary and YourMechanic again!

TJ

24 years of experience
341 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Again, TJ provided excellent service, congenial and friendly, genuinely interested in doing a good job. I was very pleased with his work.

Peter

23 years of experience
230 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was extremely knowledgeable and also patient while explaining the issues with my car.

Miguel

33 years of experience
240 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Got right on it and i have my car again! I will definitely be recommending this service! Less expensive than chains and dealers. Biggest plus they come to you! Awesome

Dayan

15 years of experience
23 reviews
Dayan
15 years of experience
The service was on time despite the weather conditions. Thank you for the great price for a home service.

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
On time, professional, courteous, well equipped, efficient and fairly priced. Arrived and got to the trash at hand and finished quickly. Based on his professionalism and service, I would gladly and highly recommend Mitchell to my colleagues, acquaintances and clients.

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
I have had a wonderful experience with Your Mechanic Mark Lenhart. Car would not start so it was at my house and I could not drive it. I made an appointment and Mark arrived Friday, on time to diagnose the problem which he did. He was very professional and cordial. The appointment was made for Monday to fix the problem. He got parts on Friday and returned Monday. He replaced the starter in about 1/2 hour, he had removed the old one on friday. It was a unique experience to have a qualified Mechanic working on your car at your home.

Dustin

10 years of experience
12 reviews
Dustin
10 years of experience
Dustin came 20 minutes early and was very friendly and professional. I would recommend this service to others.

Justin

14 years of experience
87 reviews
Justin
14 years of experience
good! justin great guy and on time, good worker


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in San Dimas?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2012 Ram 1500 $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2010 Ford E-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 $569 $392.59 $175.97 9% $629.09
2007 Jaguar S-Type $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08

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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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