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5/5

Number of Reviews

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Juan

8 years of experience
183 reviews
Juan
8 years of experience
Very professional, friendly, and efficient. The invoice had a mistake and was quoting us way higher than what we were originally quoted. Juan made sure to only charge us the original price.
Excellent

Rocco

20 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
It's hard to say anything beyond - fantastic.
Rocco was excellent. Very much knowledgable and fixed the stuff within the time promised. He also recommended the follow up work that should be done. Very much satisfied. Thank you Rocco and Your Mechanic.

Kevin

31 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
31 years of experience
Kevin was awesome! He took the time to explain the issue and fixed my starter. I was very satisfied with his service. I have already bragged about my mechanic to all of my friends. Thank you "Your Mechanic" for providing this excellent service.
Kevin is amazing!!! Thank you for your time and effort! I'm very pleased and will go thru this company again!

Stanley

21 years of experience
27 reviews
Stanley
21 years of experience
My bank wouldn’t allow my card to go through, Stanley waited patiently for 45 minutes while the issue was straightened out then got the work done quickly and correctly. I greatly appreciate Stanley and would gladly use YourMechanic again!

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience

Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
A great guy quick and fast. Pleasant and extremely knowledgeable, skillful and so professional. I will be asking for him again and recommending him to friends and family.

Brad

8 years of experience
16 reviews
Brad
8 years of experience
Brad did a great job replacing our broken starter. He was on time and explained well what was wrong with the starter and why replacement was the only option

Chandler

9 years of experience
15 reviews
Chandler
9 years of experience

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Very knowledgeable mechanic on time and gets the job done

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience
You guys are a little high but good real good thanks.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Torrance?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Mazda CX-7 $351 $230.93 $119.98 10% $392.18
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2007 Hyundai Sonata $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2013 BMW 335is $651 $418.78 $231.97 10% $730.53
2006 Cadillac CTS $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2006 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.

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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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