Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Friendswood.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Quick service and very friendly. It was a pleasure doing business.
John showed up on time, executed the job, provided an excellent report, and was tidy about everything! I am linking to his page, as he is the only mechanic I wil trust with any vehicle now.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Great service and Brandon solved my problem.
Mr. Brandon did an excellent job, and was extremely professional and organized. I am tremendously honored for such an excellent Technician doing a superb job on my first appointment with Your Mechanic. I will definitely recommend Mr. Brandon and Your Mechanic to lots of friends, colleagues, and family. Professionalism, excellent job, and lastly superb enthusiasm in the midst of trouble is much, much appreciated!!

Victor

33 years of experience
97 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
Victor was there on time and got the job done with no problems. Can't ask for much more than that!
Victor arrived on time; very personable; got right to work; had repair completed in one hour. Was very thorough and went over all spects of work to be done kept me informed of progress along the way. I will definitely be using Victor again. The service cost was less than shop price and worth every penny spent.

Ernest

23 years of experience
10 reviews
Ernest
23 years of experience
Showed up on time which nowadays is a chore for some. Needed a starter and oxygen sensor installed. Got right to work and completed job at my house within an hour . Very friendly and professional A pleasure to deal with

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Very professional,on time , job complete with no issues

Hani

18 years of experience
79 reviews
Hani
18 years of experience
Got the job done right and fast!! Outstanding service!

Keith

24 years of experience
229 reviews
Keith
24 years of experience
Great experience. Arrived at exact time as scheduled. Replaced my starter and costs for parts and labor were far less than what I was anticipating. Will definitely use again.

Michael

14 years of experience
2 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
very professional and did a great job

Michael

12 years of experience
54 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
I appreciated Michael’s willingness to fix my car promptly. And when he arrived, he worked efficiently and got my car running again.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Spot on with diagnosis. Arrived on time and repairs done under quote and less than estimated time. Great job!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Friendswood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic $342 $245.98 $95.98 8% $374.98
2009 Hyundai Elantra $279 $198.91 $79.99 8% $306.41
2004 Subaru Legacy $214 $125.93 $87.98 12% $244.18
2014 Cadillac CTS $284 $172.36 $111.98 11% $322.86
2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2010 Dodge Viper $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78

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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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