Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Valley Village.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven was GREAT! On time and with a smile and did the work in a timely manner. He was patient with my older mini van that has its quirks! It's been difficult to find a mechanic who doesn't treat me like I'm a dumb female! I am super satisfied with this experience and have told others already. I will be using Your Mechanic again!!
Steven is extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable. Steven has done an excellent job with my scheduled repair, as well as with the point inspection of my vehicle regarding future needed repairs. I will request him every time.

Abdul

9 years of experience
410 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was on time, professional and did a great job replacing a starter in the car. I will definitely request his services again.
Very helpful and understanding. Awesome mechanic.

Lucas

19 years of experience
843 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
It was a great overall experience and most definitely will do it again.

Michael

25 years of experience
227 reviews
Michael
25 years of experience
Michael was very professional, called me one day before the appointment to make sure everything was on track. He showed up on time to the appointment with a professional appearance and tools. My car was inoperable upon his arrival and helped me push my 3800 lbs vehicle all the way into the apartment complex. He began inspecting the starter that needed replacement and discovered the previous mechanic had not seated the electrical wiring properly and thus the starter did not need be replaced. Most mechanics would of pulled a shady move and still went ahead and replaced it. Due to his findings he was able to save me money and time! I can't wait to work with him again.

Wilson

11 years of experience
290 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Customer service with Wilson was extremely professional. Highly recommended for A+A+A+ Service. Thank-you.

Joe

41 years of experience
709 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Was professional the whole time even came right back to fix an issue I had after already leaving

Edmar

20 years of experience
155 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Great

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
I greatly appreciate that he tried alternatives before replacing parts and also that he traveled so far to help!

Rodrick

21 years of experience
29 reviews
Rodrick
21 years of experience
Rodrick was the most professional, down to earth mechanic I have ever met. He went above and beyond what any normal mechanic would to get my truck running again, and took so much stress off of a hectic week ahead of me! I would DEFINITELY refer him to anyone in need of auto service, and will make it a point to request him if/when I have another issue with my truck! Thank you so much again Rod!

ROBERT

15 years of experience
28 reviews
ROBERT
15 years of experience
Robert did a masterful job in replacing my car’s starter. Can’t recommend him enough!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Valley Village?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Kia K900 $442 $290.36 $151.98 10% $494.61
2010 GMC Yukon $370 $274.48 $95.98 8% $403.48
2004 Ford Ranger $403 $322.63 $79.99 6% $430.13
2005 Audi A8 Quattro $770 $497.75 $271.96 10% $863.25
2013 BMW 740Li $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2012 Lexus IS F $1002 $241.70 $759.90 20% $1262.95

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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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