Car Starter Repair at your home or office in West Hills.

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$155.87 - $1,118.48

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,110

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Jeffrey

26 years of experience
849 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Mr. Carter is a car wizard. Nuff said.
The best service, on time knowledgeable and affordable service my technician was helpful and informative I will definitely recommend and use this service over an over again

Isai

26 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
26 years of experience
I was a little skeptical at first using a mobile mechanic, but being a thousand miles away from home in an unfamiliar town, I needed my car fixed asap since the car starter was having issues. I found the service affordable, hassle-free, quick, and overall pleasant. The mechanic (Isai R.) was running a little late due to traffic but informed me via phone and quickly got to work fixing my car. I was impressed by the mechanics knowledge, professionalism, and eagerness to get the job done right. I would use YourMechanic.com again. Thanks!
Isai called to say he was available earlier than planned. Worked out very well. He replaced the started and explained the difference between the parts he gets and the parts that are sold in auto stores. I'm very glad that he was the mechanic that was assigned to my van. I will use Isai every time.

Lucas

20 years of experience
849 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
Very knowledgeable , courteous, and helpful! Well worth using Your Mechanic!

David

15 years of experience
599 reviews
David
15 years of experience
Highly recommend, David was the best mechanic I have had the pleasure of using. He went above and beyond.

Jimmy

28 years of experience
186 reviews
Jimmy
28 years of experience
Jimmy did a great job. Very professional. Thank you.

Pardeep

20 years of experience
616 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Extremely professional and prompt! Pardeep helped me replace my starter.

Rodney

35 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
35 years of experience
I have booked Rodney before. He is always prompt courteous and very knowledgeable. He tells you exactly what needs to be done gets the job done right. Very fair and down to earth guy. I will book him every time I need work on one of my vehicles.

Raymond

14 years of experience
40 reviews
Raymond
14 years of experience
He was fast, professional and did a great job! Definitely recommend!

Jeremiah

12 years of experience
75 reviews
Jeremiah
12 years of experience
Very professional and was prompt. He made sure everything was okay before he left and answered any questions/concerns that I had.

Andy

29 years of experience
25 reviews
Andy
29 years of experience
Very efficient and knowable


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in West Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Volvo XC70 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2006 GMC Savana 2500 $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2013 Volkswagen Passat $316 $220.08 $95.98 9% $349.08
2009 Lexus RX350 $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2006 Cadillac DTS $405 $284.98 $119.98 9% $446.23
2015 Porsche Boxster $1050 $826.00 $223.97 6% $1127.00

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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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