Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Odessa.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
He arrived one hour early and was a great mechanic.
I really would to thank you for a job well done. I will be calling you again for your service. I also will recommend you to my friends and family. Again THANK YOU, for your GREAT service.

Breck

18 years of experience
528 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Super friendly, very fast with changing out my starter, also gave me recommendations for my car’s maintenance. Definitely would call again for any other auto needs
Breck is extremely knowledgeable in cars, he checks every single thing that cause the problem to your car. Very friendly and he works fast. He goes above and beyond to make sure your car works when he's done.

Patrick

13 years of experience
403 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Called me when he was on his way, was very friendly and fast. Super helpful and efficient worker, would recommend!

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Very professional

Charles

9 years of experience
62 reviews
Charles
9 years of experience
Great service and very helpful. Gave me some pointers and quickly got my car up running! Will definitely book this mechanic again!

David

22 years of experience
22 reviews
David
22 years of experience
David’s an awesome honest guy and his work is even better. Doesn’t cut corners , no Mickey Mouse work here . Highly recommend !!!

Nathaniel

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Nathaniel
14 years of experience

Chet

39 years of experience
439 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Excellent

Bryan

20 years of experience
45 reviews
Bryan
20 years of experience
Good work. Very polite.

Ryan

20 years of experience
26 reviews
Ryan
20 years of experience
My first time using this service . What a great experience thus far . My daughter hasn’t tried out the vehicle since it’s been fixed but Ryan was professional courteous and respectful . He made me aware of the recommendations and why which is appreciated . I hope to use his services again soon .


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Odessa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mazda 6 $292 $212.33 $79.99 8% $319.83
2011 Mazda Tribute $432 $296.40 $135.98 9% $479.15
2004 Isuzu Ascender $690 $354.11 $335.95 14% $805.61
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $540 $299.77 $239.97 13% $622.27
2015 Lincoln MKT $417 $337.48 $79.99 6% $444.98
2010 Jaguar XF $351 $247.48 $103.98 9% $387.23

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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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