Car Starter Repair at your home or office in La Porte.

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Number of Reviews

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Matthew

31 years of experience
666 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Quick and reliable service.
Polite and knowledgeable awesome service!

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Great service! Very convenient, beats the hassle of scheduling and servicing at in store shops. Will definitely use in future.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
275 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Tinashes was so nice and very professional! He definitely knows his stuff! Thank you so much.

Aaron

19 years of experience
23 reviews
Aaron
19 years of experience
It was excellent and he worked in professionally and completed on time.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Mechanic was late - I understand that part. Part installed was not marked in my estimate as REFURBISHED. I expected a New part. Second problem was that mechanic did not want leave old part because of CORE CHARGES. Core charges were not spelled out on my work estimate. I was planning to replace timing belt in my other car - I do not want get refurbished timing belt and refurbished water pump. I am disappointed with this Company. Regards, Jan Rollinger

Stacy

22 years of experience
112 reviews
Stacy
22 years of experience
Quick, professional, and pleasant. A great experience!

Luis

16 years of experience
189 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
Very friendly, and professional. Does good work. Highly recommended.

Andrew

9 years of experience
551 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Quick and efficient!

Chris

14 years of experience
240 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Came in and replaced the starter and the Honda 2003 CRV is running like new again!

Chris

20 years of experience
1650 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
On time, friendly and very knowledgeable. Will definitely be using this service (and hopefully Chris ) again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in La Porte?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2009 Pontiac Torrent $369 $288.83 $79.99 6% $396.33
2005 Lotus Elise $308 $211.65 $95.98 9% $340.65
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $376 $295.61 $79.99 6% $403.11
2012 Mercedes-Benz R350 $817 $577.26 $239.97 9% $899.76
2005 Jaguar XJ8 $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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