Car Starter Repair at your home or office in San Juan Capistrano.

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$146.79 - $1,035.07

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,656

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Chris

Chris

20 years of experience
1407 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
As always, Chris is fantastic. Professional, efficient and always goes beyond the basic task
Life Saver!
Rodric

Rodric

11 years of experience
211 reviews
Rodric
11 years of experience
It was great
Great experience I thought he did a great job and was very helpful with the issues of my car.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Great! Ben is very knowledgeable and fast. He was also early!
Excellent service!
Nelson

Nelson

23 years of experience
162 reviews
Nelson
23 years of experience
on time and spot on with his service, would hire again
Jamahl

Jamahl

17 years of experience
729 reviews
Jamahl
17 years of experience
I’m the kind of person that looks at reviews to determine if I try something new or not. As this was my first time using YourMechanic, coupled with the stigma of mechanics overcharging or creating problems that don’t exist to wrack up cost, I was highly skeptical. The quote I got seemed honest and I was happy that someone would come to me in a space that I was comfortable with. I was matched up with Jamahl and I was glad I was. Last time I checked, Jamahl had a 5 star rating and he deserves each one. I needed a replacement of my starter ($258.31) and Jamahl fixed it and what seemed like an hour. This was also done at 6:30pm which was really convenient for me (of course, this is not the only time you can make an appointment.) He was courteous in his demeanor and it felt more like a friend doing me a favor than a stranger mechanic. We had a nice conversation throughout him working and by the end of it, he did do a brief expection of my car but it did not feel forced like other institutions that try to upsell brake pads when you go in for an oil change. He suggested my serpentine belt needed to get changed but actually showed me that there was cracking so I didnt feel like I needed to take his word for it or feel the need to “call my knowledgeable friend” to make sure his suggestion was legitimate. If you are looking for an honest mechanic who won’t make you feel inferior or feel like you are getting ripped off, Jamahl is your guy %100. If anyone gives Jamahl less than 5 stars they can KICK ROCKS....
Michael

Michael

22 years of experience
151 reviews
Michael
22 years of experience
Very knowledgeable. Got the job done quickly and correctly.
Dwight

Dwight

29 years of experience
58 reviews
Dwight
29 years of experience
Friendly, knowledgable, and helpful.
Tien

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
Awesome. Helped when I was in a bind and other mobile mechanics (e.g. another well known mobile mechanic in oakland) would not come and service my vehicle
Ruben

Ruben

32 years of experience
53 reviews
Ruben
32 years of experience
Excellent service. Extremely fast and friendly. Arrived on time and had all of the equipment to do the job. I plan on using Reuben for future jobs and will request him going forward. This service was cheaper than our local garage. Between buying the part and the service, I saved $150.00 from what our local shop was charging. Thank you Reuben for the service. Sincerely, Chris.
Lamont

Lamont

27 years of experience
61 reviews
Lamont
27 years of experience
Good


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in San Juan Capistrano?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Nissan Quest $259 $178.73 $79.99 9% $286.23
2005 Volkswagen Passat $284 $187.53 $95.98 10% $316.53
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander $299 $218.53 $79.99 8% $326.03
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $412 $331.85 $79.99 6% $439.35
2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $409 $265.00 $143.98 10% $458.50

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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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