Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Van Nuys.

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Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
He was awesome!!!! He came way earlier than expected and was very patient with me. He fixed my car and it even rained on him. He still stayed and fixed it. Changing a starter in a Kia Sorento is no joke but he did it. Great person. I would recommend him to anyone.
Carlos came in and was super upfront and honest about what my really needed. Approachable, friendly, and honest! If I need more help I'll definitely look for him!

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
experience was great job was done in a timely manner very satisfied
Easy, quick fix with a starter issue in my car the day before. Came earlier than expected, didn't take too long.

Chris

14 years of experience
122 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was extremely friendly and professional. He answered all my questions and pointed out some other issues that I may need another day. I would highly recommend him and would request to have him as my mechanic again

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Great experience. I misdiagnosed my car and when he got here he listened to the car and explained to me why he thought it was something different. He got on the phone and found a part nearby, gave me a new estimate (which was less expensive than the previous one) and then went to go grab the part. Even including going to get a new part, he was done in just under an hour. He did a fantastic job and I will definitely book with him again.

Hernandes

0 years of experience
8 reviews
Hernandes
0 years of experience
Replace a starter on my Chevy PU and fixed a wire that was shorting out the starter.

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
He had to order parts and made several trips until the work was completed. Thank u

Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter will be my mechanic from now on.

Charles

13 years of experience
2 reviews
Charles
13 years of experience
find problems very quick and also did a very nice job fixing the problems

Daniel

18 years of experience
52 reviews
Daniel
18 years of experience
Daniel is very nice and professional. He replaced my corolla's starter in less than one hour. I strongly recommend him.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Great, he was very Professional


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Van Nuys?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Kia Sedona $308 $227.74 $79.99 8% $335.24
2008 Jeep Patriot $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2004 Chevrolet Blazer $559 $303.33 $255.96 13% $647.33
2015 BMW 328d xDrive $844 $636.22 $207.97 7% $915.72
2007 Infiniti G35 $217 $136.68 $79.99 11% $244.18
2007 Porsche Boxster $1528 $1304.53 $223.97 4% $1605.53

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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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