Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Manvel.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,034

Rating Summary
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Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Diagnosed the issues quickly and made every effort to rectify them as quickly as he could. Over came issues such as the auto shop putting the wrong part in the box and getting a defective part(oddly enough the same part) and having to go back to get a part that works and make my vehicle work.
Friendly, helpful, NOT like most mechanics who can be mysterious and possibly jerky, got the job done, punctual (even was early), time efficient, prompt in contacting/replying to messages, interaction felt like a good family member/friend, honest, went above and beyond even checking to make sure my car problem was not the battery but that it was actually the starter.

Lucas

19 years of experience
846 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Came early, and kept in contact with me the whole time. Did a great job, and did the job much faster than expected. Super friendly, and fun to talk to.
Efficient

Joel

19 years of experience
755 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Nice guy. Thorough. Worked fast.
No complaints with the mechanic work ethics, job performance and professionalism. Clearly knowledgeable in his field.

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
On time and got my car running quick. Would recommend.
Tony took care of my car. I appreciate the fact that he took time to explain what was happening.

David

14 years of experience
599 reviews
David
14 years of experience
This is my 3rd time using David to work on my Audi. He is always on time, professional, helpful and informative. I doubt I will use anyone else.

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
Awesome - diagnosed very quickly, purchased the required part returned same day to complete work on vehicle

Abdul

9 years of experience
411 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Abdul was great and I will definitely request him again.

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Professional and fast service. Carlos changed my starter. Highly recommend him!

Steve

35 years of experience
149 reviews
Steve
35 years of experience

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiris was on time and very nice.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Manvel?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Ford Explorer $368 $287.98 $79.99 6% $395.48
2011 Mazda 3 $311 $230.93 $79.99 8% $338.43
2014 Chrysler 300 $214 $134.38 $79.99 11% $241.88
2006 BMW 760Li $1214 $685.68 $527.93 13% $1395.18
2006 Cadillac STS $541 $325.41 $215.97 12% $615.66
2011 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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