Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Baytown.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

Rating Summary
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Breck

18 years of experience
531 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Breck was incredibly professional and knowledgeable. He called to let me know he could be at the apartment early if it was more convenient. Which helped me out tremendously. It took him very little time to determine that the starter on my vehicle was bad. He was quick in removing the old starter and replacing it, and it cranked right up as soon as he was done. Very polite and knows what he is doing. Will book him again if needed and would recommend.

Lamont

28 years of experience
62 reviews
Lamont
28 years of experience
Trusted my gut in booking this appointment- glad I did. Top notch mechanic service. Would definitely book again. "Awesomest" experience ever. Normal wait time for a starter replacement in repair shops is 2-3 hours. Lamont did it in 45 mins tops, that's including "free lessons" on car history, maintenance and upkeep..Cost was 30-40% cheaper too. Not to mention it was home service too. No need to have my car towed to the nearest shop. To anyone on the "fence" about booking an appointment with this website, cross over and book it, you won't regret it.

Joseph

18 years of experience
433 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Second time using this service, had Joseph both times. Very friendly and knowledgeable no pressures at all and great work!

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Great

Shay

26 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
26 years of experience
Shay is GREAT! He arrived right on time, did some diagnostics, confirmed my problem and went to work. A vehicle that had not started for several months, was running in about an hour and a half. The fee was reasonable and totally worth it for the skill and professionalism he demonstrated. Based upon my description of the problem, the had all the parts he needed on his truck when he got here. This was my first time using an mobile mechanic and I am sold on this service now.

Chris

14 years of experience
418 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris was awesome!! He is very knowledgeable and professional. I appreciate his care to detail. Thank you for sending the best mechanic ever!!

Eduardo

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Eduardo
20 years of experience
eddie is quick and efficient always providing insight about how to prevent future problems.

Jeremiah

20 years of experience
61 reviews
Jeremiah
20 years of experience
He did not arrive on time because his appointments were back to back. He called in advance and set the time he would be able to arrive. Very helpful and fixed things quickly.

Robert

16 years of experience
18 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Very satisfied

Fred

15 years of experience
337 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Very fast and courteous


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Baytown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67
2014 Nissan Pathfinder $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2009 Kia Sportage $357 $277.48 $79.99 7% $384.98
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 $537 $392.59 $143.98 8% $586.09
2012 BMW 750Li $719 $462.84 $255.96 10% $806.84
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $537 $392.59 $143.98 8% $586.09

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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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How can we help?

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