Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Valencia.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Augie was on time for the appointment-He was great...

Shawn

11 years of experience
4 reviews
Shawn
11 years of experience
Did the work quickly and efficiently and the cost was exactly what it was supposed to be. His analysis of future work required was honest and thorough.

Carlos

19 years of experience
47 reviews
Carlos
19 years of experience
Excellent job!

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Keith was very professional, he was very thorough from the beginning and is a great communicator. He kept me updated on every step of the way

Kenneth

18 years of experience
483 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Great.

Jim

31 years of experience
52 reviews
Jim
31 years of experience
He is really good and experienced in his service He is really very friendly

Andrew

9 years of experience
533 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Great job again and cheaper than going into the shop

Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff came out and put starter and ignition switch on my truck. Also found a horn fuse that was blown. Very good job!!!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
453 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
He was on time, thorough and very informative. Would recommend him to anyone.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Valencia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford E-250 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2004 Pontiac Montana $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2015 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $449 $297.06 $151.98 10% $501.31
2012 Acura RDX $373 $284.98 $87.98 7% $403.23
2008 Cadillac CTS $317 $204.67 $111.98 10% $355.17
2012 Tesla S $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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