Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Sherman Oaks.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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5/5

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Luis

13 years of experience
19 reviews
Luis
13 years of experience
Luis is knowledgeable, in the issue with the car. Luis performed the work skillfully and efficiently. I’m very pleased with his work. .

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas is a very friendly and courteous guy, Diagnosed accurately and did the repair with the correct part the next day . I am very happy and will use the service again if needed

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
Godwin is an awesome mechanic, he arrived on time and was fun to talk with. It was an overall good experience. Would recommend.

Peter

23 years of experience
223 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter was super prompt and professional. He diagnosed my car's problem quickly and accurately and made the whole process very easy. He also let me know about some other potential maintenance issues to watch out for down the road, which was extremely helpful. I really appreciated his transparency and clear expertise.

Matthew

31 years of experience
633 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Very professional very knowledgeable and service was quick.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
827 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Very professional and expidient

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience
Thank you

Mahdi

8 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
8 years of experience
Mahdi was great! He showed up on time, he was polite, professional, and competent. He worked quickly and got the job done much faster than I would have expected. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and I will definitely request him again if needed.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris is a top notch mechanic!! He showed up 10 minutes early, told me how long the job would take, and finished in under that time. Had I taken my car to the shop it would have wasted a whole day. This took less than one hour to have my starter replaced and oil changed. Chris is a great mechanic and I will be happy to schedule him again for any future repair needs!!

James

6 years of experience
127 reviews
James
6 years of experience
James was very friendly and courteous and even though it was cold outside he worked consistently to fix my car. He advised me to get other repairs done as soon as possible and that he would be able to do the job. I am very pleased with his work and will probably call again on him.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Sherman Oaks?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Mazda 5 $311 $230.93 $79.99 8% $338.43
2009 Dodge Durango $268 $156.22 $111.98 12% $306.72
2008 Honda Civic $324 $244.11 $79.99 7% $351.61
2014 BMW 750i $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2006 Audi TT Quattro $545 $400.88 $143.98 8% $594.38
2015 Ford Mustang $263 $182.88 $79.99 9% $290.38

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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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