Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Driftwood.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Benjamin

9 years of experience
92 reviews
Benjamin
9 years of experience
excellent/
He is awesome! Extremely helpful and knowledgeable! I'll definitely return to him for any auto repair needs

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Punctual and professional service.

Jose

8 years of experience
41 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Jose was great and a pleasure to deal with would definitely recommend him

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
He was on time, professional and very polite. I am thrilled with the service and he fixed my car in no time at all.

Chris

20 years of experience
1593 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris did a wonderful job even though it was raining the entire time he was here!

Robert

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
I like the fact that when Robert was on the way I was notified and when he arrived I was also notified. Communication is key. Robert was friendly and got right to work. He replaced my starter and it only took an hour and maybe fifteen minutes. Not having to wait at a shop was perfect. I was able to do what I needed to do at home. That was awesome. I accidentally ran upon the website looking for parts. I am glad I did. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Toyia

Nicholas

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Nicholas
15 years of experience
GReat guy. Very knowleagable., Would recommend to all my family.

Kim

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
22 years of experience
I would have awarded more than stars but there was a lot of confusion and miscommunication. Because I was misinformed about the mechanical failure Kim arrived with the wrong part and was unable to complete the repair.

Kyle

7 years of experience
2 reviews
Kyle
7 years of experience
Kyle showed up on time. He was prepared with all parts and tools he need. He was very courteous and explained everything that he was doing and what parts failed

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Great experience!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Driftwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Toyota Venza $262 $181.89 $79.99 9% $289.39
2007 Suzuki XL-7 $327 $246.90 $79.99 7% $354.40
2004 GMC Sonoma $294 $213.94 $79.99 8% $321.44
2015 BMW 328d $844 $636.22 $207.97 7% $915.72
2015 BMW 428i xDrive $704 $495.53 $207.97 9% $775.03
2005 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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