Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Alvin.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Eduardo

17 years of experience
329 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
He was very efficient .I usually did my own mechanic work, but I could not figure out how to replace the starter on my 2006 GMC Canyon. It looked like an impossible task without removing half the engine. He was able to get it out and replaced without removing anything but a tire. Very impressed! He also took care of a problem I did not know I had.

Daniel

19 years of experience
279 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
Was very pleased with service

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
The best mechanic I've seen in a long time and the greatest nicest guy. Will definitely have repeat service for him. Thank you John for fixing me up.

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Smooth process

Charles

32 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
32 years of experience
very professional and provided an excellent service

Fadi

18 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
18 years of experience
Fadi showed up a few minutes early, and finished ahead of schedule. He was polite, professional, and did a great job restoring my car to working condition. Will definitely be looking to him for future help with my car.

Oreste

12 years of experience
111 reviews
Oreste
12 years of experience
He was wonderful, he was right on time. My car is quite old (1997 Nissan Pathfinder), and he told me the other issues my car had. He did his job super quickly. I would definitely love to use Oreste again!

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Excellent and very professional. Job well done. Would recommend to all.

Trevor

20 years of experience
167 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
very professional. Diagnosed my problem quickly that a so called expert at a local shop could not. Highly recommended

Ernest

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Ernest
23 years of experience
Ernest was on time and most of all got the job done quickly and correctly.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Alvin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty $264 $184.43 $79.99 9% $291.93
2005 Toyota Sienna $268 $180.17 $87.98 10% $298.42
2006 Kia Optima $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2008 Infiniti EX35 $422 $222.20 $199.97 14% $490.95
2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 $817 $577.26 $239.97 9% $899.76
2015 Audi S6 $739 $554.54 $183.97 7% $801.79

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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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