Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Del Valle.

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$146.79 - $1,035.07

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Ricardo

Ricardo

20 years of experience
145 reviews
Ricardo
20 years of experience
Ricardo showed ahead of time and completed the job promptly; he's a friendly person, knowledgeable and professional. I will book him next time I need it again. Thanks Ricardo and thanks www.yourmechanic,com.
Because of the weather this weekend, Ricardo was very flexible with his schedule and he was able to help me replace my starter. He also help jump started my car so I can get a battery replace as well. I definitely recommend him if you need service. He is very knowledgeable as he has been working in car dealerships before he branched out on his own. As he says, he values customer service as his top priority! He also kind of looks like Frank Castle, imo.
Damian

Damian

8 years of experience
255 reviews
Damian
8 years of experience
Good work
Everything went well
Nathan

Nathan

14 years of experience
95 reviews
Nathan
14 years of experience
My first experience with this mobile service has been a good one. Nathan was on time, capable, and answered any questions I may have had. I certainly recommend Nathan and will not hesitate to schedule him for any further car issues I may have.
Claud

Claud

6 years of experience
52 reviews
Claud
6 years of experience
Great mechanic, very friendly and quick! I would definitely book with him again! Great overall experience!
Vytas

Vytas

5 years of experience
61 reviews
Vytas
5 years of experience
Vytas did a great job replacing the starter on my 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited! He arrived on time, was friendly, courteous, professional and did the work expertly!
Terrance

Terrance

17 years of experience
63 reviews
Terrance
17 years of experience
He was prompt, and very professional when describing what was wrong with my vehicle.
Nathaniel

Nathaniel

7 years of experience
40 reviews
Nathaniel
7 years of experience
Nathaniel was a super nice guy who was really helpful and competent. He showed up early and began working right away. Would highly recommend this man.
Joel

Joel

19 years of experience
626 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Punctual patient very nice experience....
Wayne

Wayne

28 years of experience
102 reviews
Wayne
28 years of experience
He wasn't too friendly and a bit too sarcastic for my taste, but he got the job done.
David

David

9 years of experience
119 reviews
David
9 years of experience
David was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Arrived on time and replaced our starter in less than an hour. I would recommend him to anyone with car issues!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Del Valle?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Equinox $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2006 Ford Freestyle $345 $248.98 $95.98 8% $377.98
2010 GMC Savana 1500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2014 Audi Q7 $1442 $522.33 $919.88 17% $1758.58
2009 Lexus LX570 $538 $274.04 $263.96 14% $628.79
2009 Jaguar XF $351 $247.48 $103.98 9% $387.23

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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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