Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Walnut.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
This is my first time to use mobile mechanics. Godwin showed me his good altitude, professionalism, and friendly explanation to my car's questions. The repair cost is very reasonable and I can choose to purchase my own parts or use their parts. It is a very pleasant experience to have Godwin serviced my car.
My car has been having a slow start issue for the past year and I was finally unable to start it despite having a relatively new battery. So after many searches online, I had my first Yourmechanic service today for my starter change. The repair was performed by Godwin and I have to say it was a great experience. Godwin is extremely helpful and finished the job quickly (despite the shop gave him the wrong starter model at the beginning). It was a pleasure talking to him and learning more about my car. Definitely a 5 stars! Highly recommended!

Brandon

18 years of experience
765 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent, fast service.
knowledgeable, friendly and on time. Brandon arrived on time and completed my starter replacement within one hour. Very professional. I would highly recommend Brandon for your repair needs.

William

16 years of experience
90 reviews
William
16 years of experience
Bill was very punctual. In fact, he was earl which was perfect! He was so professional and his expertise was very apparent! I totally recommend this service and if you happen to get Bill...you got lucky! Will always use this service going forward!!!

Chris

18 years of experience
379 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Really good experience. Chris arrived promptly and replaced my starter very quickly. No issues. Friendly., very professional. Would highly recommend him.

Junior

24 years of experience
69 reviews
Junior
24 years of experience
pleasant and courteous.. honest

Chris

13 years of experience
103 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
My appointment was great ,the mechanic showed up on time .service the car and suggested Iservice that I would need in the future could not be more grateful .very professional too.

Edmar

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
A little late but considering it was supposed to rain I'm very happy with the service.

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
It wasn't good, it was great. Ben was very friendly and explained everything. If I ever need something else done I will be sure to call you and make sure that I get Ben again.

Patrick

13 years of experience
395 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Showed up early, replaced my starter within an hour. I have an older car and was nervous about having somebody come work on it, but he did a great job, and wasn't bothered when I asked him to show me certain elements of the repair and walk me through it.

Ruben

15 years of experience
80 reviews
Ruben
15 years of experience
Ruben was very professional and was patient answering all of my questions as I do not know much about auto repairs. He was running late because he was finishing up another repair job, and called me to let me know, which was much appreciated. He completed the repair in a timely fashion and made sure I was completely satisfied with everything before he left. This was a fairly significant repair and I had my doubts, but by utilizing Ruben's services I was able to save a few hundred dollars. Therefore, he comes very highly recommended and makes me feel that the large repair shops & dealerships are major ripoffs simply bc of their overhead expenses.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Walnut?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Buick Enclave $359 $246.90 $111.98 9% $397.40
2015 Hyundai Elantra $261 $181.23 $79.99 9% $288.73
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 $598 $358.11 $239.97 12% $680.61
2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 $631 $550.62 $79.99 4% $658.12
2012 Mercedes-Benz E550 $1140 $931.71 $207.97 5% $1211.21
2005 Chevrolet Corvette $557 $333.43 $223.97 12% $634.43

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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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