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Number of Reviews

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Chris

20 years of experience
1612 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Life Saver!
7:00 am appointment on a Friday? No problem, Chris will be there even before that. Not only did he provide great service, he was incredibly knowledgeable and quick to come up with solutions when unexpected issues arised. Highly reccomend Chris and all his work.

Quentin

20 years of experience
213 reviews
Quentin
20 years of experience
Quentin Davis was very professional and completely competent about auto repairs. I would recommend him anytime to anyone needing car repairs. I know that whenever I am in need of future repairs, I will reach out to have Quentin be MY MECHANIC. Thanks Your mechanic

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Early arrival, great work and completed in a very timely manner. I will definitely be using Jose in the future.

Jason

21 years of experience
183 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Was early, efficient, nice. One of the best mechanics I ever met.

Anthony

9 years of experience
103 reviews
Anthony
9 years of experience
Anthony was super. Even though the mechanics are allowed a one hour time period to arrive after the appointment, he arrived at the beginning. He tested that the problem I thought I had (starter) really was the problem, to avoid me incurring unnecessary expense. Most of all, my car is now starting great!

Robert

35 years of experience
128 reviews
Robert
35 years of experience
Professional Service done in a timely manner.

Andrew

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
He did a good job.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Very punctual and knowledgeable mevhanic.

Alonzo

25 years of experience
41 reviews
Alonzo
25 years of experience
Absolutely amazing mechanic! Very knowledgeable and professional. A great guy as well, doesn't BS you like many mechanics do.

Andrew

9 years of experience
238 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Great Experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Temple City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Caprice $447 $351.23 $95.98 6% $480.23
2005 Nissan Titan $568 $367.96 $199.97 10% $636.71
2011 Volkswagen Jetta $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2011 Lincoln Navigator $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2005 BMW 325xi $839 $535.20 $303.96 11% $943.70
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $408 $295.61 $111.98 8% $446.11

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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.

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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