Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Lake Jackson.

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Number of Reviews

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Daniel

19 years of experience
295 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
DanO did a great job.... I'd like it if he were my mechanic on future fixes that I'll need... Thx.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and professional! Highly recommend

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
20 min late, was raining got job done quickly & was cordial

Matthew

31 years of experience
669 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Yet again ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Skill and attention to detail.

Joel

19 years of experience
755 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel came and looked over my car, fixed it really fast. Great job.

Collins

10 years of experience
128 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Collins was great. Very knowledgeable and professional with an on time arrival...

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Brandon is a top level mechanic who is knowledgeable experienced and friendly as they come. After booking he actually text me and asked if I would prefer to have him come early. Of course! I've never had that luxury offered in any other car service other than your mechanic. A couple hours after Brandon finished I had a friend ask for recommenations for a mechanic which I quickly replied to download the app look for either Brandon or John, who had helped me a couple months ago. Don't bother with a trip to the overpriced dealerships. Go with these guys (especially Brandon who is The Man with a Plan!)who allow you watch, ask questions to help educate you, and explain every step they are taking to get your car back into shape.

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
Colin is a great guy and very good mechanic the quote was correct he did the repair and cleaned up after himself I would definitely use your mechanic again thank you Colin.

Brikk

16 years of experience
378 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
Great mechanic to work on your car. Would recommend.

Scott

34 years of experience
612 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Excellent


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Lake Jackson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford Explorer $457 $337.48 $119.98 8% $498.73
2011 Honda Accord $419 $275.33 $143.98 10% $468.83
2009 Buick Lucerne $494 $365.76 $127.98 8% $537.76
2004 Lexus GX470 $459 $250.75 $207.97 13% $530.25
2008 Lexus GS450h $327 $247.21 $79.99 7% $354.71
2015 BMW M5 $875 $674.86 $199.97 7% $943.61

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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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