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

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$156.39 - $1,086.74

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,365

Rating Summary
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Damian

10 years of experience
430 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
He is awesome!!!!!!!!
Very nice young man and knew what he was doing.

Nathan

16 years of experience
210 reviews
Nathan
16 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.

Christopher

10 years of experience
39 reviews
Christopher
10 years of experience
Nice guy. Professional, and he explained what was done, and gave good advice on what can be done if further issues occur.

David

9 years of experience
193 reviews
David
9 years of experience
♥️

Jerome

23 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
Very professional. I would recommend this company to everyone I know.

Oreste

13 years of experience
144 reviews
Oreste
13 years of experience
Very good as his job

Breck

19 years of experience
606 reviews
Breck
19 years of experience
Breck is extremely knowledgeable in cars, he checks every single thing that cause the problem to your car. Very friendly and he works fast. He goes above and beyond to make sure your car works when he's done.

Noe

35 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
35 years of experience
he's the best - so professional and really cares about the work.

Patrick

14 years of experience
406 reviews
Patrick
14 years of experience
He finished in good time I thought and the repairs did the trick! Very personable and easy to talk to. He clearly knew what he was doing.

Chris

19 years of experience
419 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Perfect


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
2013 Honda Civic $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2007 Honda S2000 $348 $204.31 $143.98 12% $397.81
2014 Mazda 6 $257 $176.68 $79.99 9% $284.18
2013 Audi TT Quattro $552 $455.80 $95.98 5% $584.80
2015 Infiniti Q60 $599 $502.66 $95.98 5% $631.66
2008 Porsche Cayenne $1758 $1238.32 $519.93 9% $1937.07

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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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