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4.9/5

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Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Great Guy and great work!!
After being unable to start our SUV we were in need of a mechanic. We normally would visit our regular mechanic but since we couldn't start the car it would need to be towed. In addition our mechanic doesn't work weekends which causes even more inconvenience to have to go during work hours. Needless to say we decided to look into a mobile mechanic before contacting our roadside assistance. We had never used a mobile mechanic and were a little worried. Not just about a mobile mechanic but a different mechanic altogether. We scheduled an appointment for 9am on 12/6 to have our starter checked out, which was a great turnaround time since we made the appointment on Saturday at 4pm. We were assigned Carlos. He was on time, friendly, and worked very quickly. He found that it was in fact our starter that was out. The cost of the inspection was $70. We then booked the repair with Carlos, but he wasn't available until 1pm the same day. Since we were completing the work with the site the $70 was applied to the repairs so instead of $195 parts and labor it was $125. Carlos ended up calling us around 10:45 and said he was here. Apparently he had something open up earlier and was able to push our appointment up. He finished the work after about an hour and a half. During the inspection he gave us a full report on our cars health which is really great. Also took a lot of pictures and gave us an explanation on things to watch out for. Overall we can't recommend Carlos enough! He is a wonderful and knowledgable mechanic!

Toby

8 years of experience
100 reviews
Toby
8 years of experience
My car wouldn't start and I needed the starter to be replaced. Toby came out in a timely manner took a look at the my car and got straight to work. Within no time he got it up and running. To you also made a few recommendations, which I will definitely get to work on but I will be booking him for now on. Thanks Toby
Toby was very professional and competent. This is the first time we used the service and are very impressed with the company and the mechanic sent.

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Travis was one of the most professional mechanics I have ever had the pleasure to deal with, because he stayed in contact with me on his ETA, he was early, and when he arrived he went straight to work. As a matter of fact, while he was working on my engine, a person I did not even know called me over to his vehicle and asked about how he could book his services for his explorer. I will definitely use his services again whenever possible.
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Benjamin

9 years of experience
92 reviews
Benjamin
9 years of experience
Excellent Customer Service. Benjamin was on time and was very friendly and was very thorough in explaining the services rendered and recommendations for further services that are needed. I would like Benjamin to be my regular service provider.
Extremely knowledgable. Replaced my starter in less than an hour. Even gave me some free tips about regular maintenance. Was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. I don't know much about cars and get intimidated sometimes when I go to a shop. However I was very comfortable talking to Benjamin and appreciate/trust all information he provided. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Julio

9 years of experience
6 reviews
Julio
9 years of experience
He was patient to answer all my queries and was really helpfull. I will indeed call him for any future repairs

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
He was four hours late for appointment. Otherwise, he is a good mecganic.

Jacob

10 years of experience
272 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Great communication. Let me know when he was on the way, arrived and completed.

Angelo

30 years of experience
76 reviews
Angelo
30 years of experience
Good recommendations provided.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
I'm at a new job, had precious little time to interact, cannot be on the phone. Steven was 100% helpful & independent of me. He was my mechanic last time & I'll be booking him everyone I need something

Edmar

20 years of experience
144 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Edmar was such a pleasure to meet and have work on my vehicle. Wish I could give him 100 stars!!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Irving?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Buick Rainier $714 $377.70 $335.95 13% $829.20
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2005 Kia Spectra5 $270 $190.26 $79.99 9% $297.76
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 $595 $467.40 $127.98 6% $639.40
2012 BMW 760Li $1184 $655.69 $527.93 13% $1365.19
2013 Maserati Quattroporte $482 $385.80 $95.98 6% $514.80

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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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