Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Grand Prairie.

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$146.66 - $1,022.22

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5/5

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Rusty

Rusty

20 years of experience
269 reviews
Rusty
20 years of experience
Arrived early and worked quickly and efficiently. He also diagnosed other possible issues.
Very professional and seemed very knowledgeable and confident in his work. very thorough. Great job!
Benjamin

Benjamin

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

Mack

19 years of experience
92 reviews
Mack
19 years of experience
Knowledgeable, professional, great customer service.
Mike

Mike

19 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
19 years of experience
Took my old starter off and put new one on in bout 30 mims very fast A+++++
Mc

Mc

11 years of experience
15 reviews
Mc
11 years of experience
Was fast and efficient was even able to come before my appointment. Very courteous and pleasant to speak with.
Matthew

Matthew

30 years of experience
390 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Yet again ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Skill and attention to detail.
Patrick

Patrick

12 years of experience
254 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
First time user, it was great. He was very helpful.
Julio

Julio

24 years of experience
67 reviews
Julio
24 years of experience
Julio did a great job.. quick and hassle free.
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
It wasn't good, it was great. Ben was very friendly and explained everything. If I ever need something else done I will be sure to call you and make sure that I get Ben again.
Jose

Jose

13 years of experience
262 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Honest guy, recommended.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Grand Prairie?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Ford Fusion $374 $294.28 $79.99 6% $401.78
2005 Hyundai Accent $298 $217.65 $79.99 8% $325.15
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan $495 $295.23 $199.97 12% $563.98
2011 Cadillac STS $392 $264.35 $127.98 10% $436.35
2007 Lexus SC430 $656 $288.29 $367.95 16% $782.79
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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