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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Fred

15 years of experience
329 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Fred was on time and ready to work. He replaced my starter and brake light while I was inside at work. Took less than an hour. Will definitely use again!
Prompt, courteous and efficient. Perfect service!

Michael

12 years of experience
57 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Showed up on time and even called beforehand to confirm. He knew the car, made the experience a lot easier knowing it was getting done on the spot. Car runs great, was a great experience, and would recommend him to friends and family!

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Robert came, he saw and he conquered. He arrived before time (while totally accommodating my schedule) and quickly ascertained the issue at hand. He was extremely friendly and I could he was amazingly professional as well. He had a superbly well stocked mobile shop with a motor running at the back of his vehicle which totally fixed my concerns that this was not going to patch job. Robert is going to be my go to mechanic from now on....and yourmechanic.com, you guys rock!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas is amazing. He goes above and beyond and is very professional. Really got lucky finding a good mechanic .

Shaun

8 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
8 years of experience
Shaun was down to earth, professional, answered all my questions and offered to go above and beyond what he needed to.

Eric

10 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
10 years of experience
Showed up on time, efficiently diagnosed my problem and was able to get the needed part and have it installed in a short time (same morning). Back on the road quickly and painlessly. Great attitude and skills.

Brandyn

12 years of experience
60 reviews
Brandyn
12 years of experience
He was excellent, prompt, quick to respond and made me feel safe about the maintenence of my car.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Good mechanic

John

34 years of experience
314 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Great guy. Even though the job took longer than expected, he still stayed over to get everything done and make sure the car ran well. Also threw in a couple other things my car needed at no extra charge.

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and through


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in South Gate?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Volvo C30 $449 $353.02 $95.98 6% $482.02
2015 Scion tC $554 $473.73 $79.99 4% $581.23
2007 GMC Savana 1500 $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2010 Audi A3 $320 $224.30 $95.98 9% $353.30
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $658 $418.33 $239.97 11% $740.83
2015 BMW M6 $902 $701.86 $199.97 7% $970.61

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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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