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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Nothing but high remarks for Lucas!
Lucas came out right on time and did a very difficult job with enthusiasm. He was cheerful and helpful and fearless and skilled. I was completely impressed. Many thanks!

Joseph

13 years of experience
47 reviews
Joseph
13 years of experience
Excellent service! We had Joseph install a starter in the vehicle after his diagnostics revealed it was the problem rather than the alternator. Joseph was able to get us a quote on the starter immediately and we were able to schedule him to install it the very next day! Great work and a fast turn around!

Milenko

15 years of experience
86 reviews
Milenko
15 years of experience
Great job, great mechanic. Thank you.

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
473 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Painless

Keith

16 years of experience
278 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
After running into scam mobile mechanics I’m so glad I came across this website. Keith is very knowledgeable when it comes to foreign vehicles! The prices are fair & he works at a fast pace! He only recommended what I needed right now & nothing more! I’ll be booking Keith for future & present automotive needs for both of my vehicles!

Nathaniel

6 years of experience
26 reviews
Nathaniel
6 years of experience
Nathaniel was professional and got the car going again without me having to get it towed to a shop.

Kim

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
22 years of experience
Got here on time was always in contact with me

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
An awesome mechanic and very helpful really enjoyed having someone to work on my vehicle and explain everything to me so that, I understood it. Will highly recommend him and this company. I do plan on getting more work done and requesting for Carlos to be the mechanic. He's and awesome mechanic keep up the good work you tell loves what he does. AWESOME!!!!!!

Peter

23 years of experience
227 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Awesome! Peter was very friendly and fast! Great great experience!

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Woodland Hills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Mitsubishi Outlander $875 $746.69 $127.98 4% $918.69
2005 Chevrolet Impala $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2013 Ford Transit Connect $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2009 BMW 650i $1124 $516.42 $607.92 15% $1333.42
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque $930 $810.19 $119.98 4% $971.44
2015 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.

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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