Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Rosenberg.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
,I like the concept of the mobile mechanics these guys are smart they know what they're doing and they're highly qualified to do the job right.
On time and fixed the issue.

Julio

13 years of experience
77 reviews
Julio
13 years of experience

Carlos

19 years of experience
47 reviews
Carlos
19 years of experience
Was very polite and professional. I would gladly recommend him.

Andrew

24 years of experience
72 reviews
Andrew
24 years of experience
Good job on all counts.

Frank

25 years of experience
66 reviews
Frank
25 years of experience
He was awesome! He showed up early, called before, and was able to get my car working in an hour! Very professional, polite and effective. I would love to work eith him again (but hope it to be in the distant future).

Shay

26 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
26 years of experience
He arrived early and was thorough and PROFESSIONAL. There is a developing issue; the starter is slow to disengage.

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Very satisfied....will use services again

Brandon

16 years of experience
269 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
will always use him whenever possible

Andrew

9 years of experience
537 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
I can't begin to express with words how pleased I was with Andrew. He was a little late, because of the weather, but called me twice on while on his way to let me know when he'd show up. He arrived, was very friendly and got my started removed and replaced with a new one within an hour. I was very impressed with his after repair inspection of the vehicles tire pressure check, fluid checks and small recommendations on things he noticed. He did such a fantastic job that I've already called several people in the area that I know who need minor repair work done. A million thanks to you Andrew!!!

David

14 years of experience
594 reviews
David
14 years of experience
Very friendly and helpful. Great customer service not making it feel like it was just a transaction but an experience.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rosenberg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $334 $245.98 $87.98 8% $364.23
2009 Dodge Charger $335 $223.41 $111.98 10% $373.91
2014 Kia Soul $380 $299.56 $79.99 6% $407.06
2015 Mini Cooper $593 $480.81 $111.98 6% $631.31
2010 BMW 650i $1124 $516.42 $607.92 15% $1333.42
2014 Jaguar XK $850 $706.37 $143.98 5% $899.87

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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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