Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Rowlett.

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$156.39 - $1,077.07

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Number of Reviews

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Rodric

12 years of experience
321 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great mechanic! He did a very good job and was very professional. I would definitely recommend him again!
He was amazing!!!!

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
120 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Professional
Great job will definitely ask for him again

Trung

10 years of experience
405 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Fast and professional. Great asset to Yourmechanic!
Amazing service. Right on time. Really would love to have him come again.

Victor

33 years of experience
88 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
Victor was there on time and got the job done with no problems. Can't ask for much more than that!

Kenneth

18 years of experience
483 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Outstanding service, very professional, on time and explained everything

Jose

23 years of experience
60 reviews
Jose
23 years of experience
Jose did a terrific job one of the best mechanics i met and also gave me alot advice maintaining my car. Thank you

Torrieanto

10 years of experience
453 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Arrived early. Friendly. Diagnosed problem quickly. Was helpful with questions.

Brandyn

12 years of experience
60 reviews
Brandyn
12 years of experience
He was excellent, prompt, quick to respond and made me feel safe about the maintenence of my car.

Nazareth

25 years of experience
83 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
Arrived early! Extremely knowledgeable and gave clear recommendations. The repair was done quickly and efficiently too. A pleasure to have Nazareth work on my vehicle.

Corey

25 years of experience
18 reviews
Corey
25 years of experience
Great mechanic! Very efficient and knowledgeable.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rowlett?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Subaru Tribeca $323 $242.98 $79.99 7% $350.48
2009 Saab 9-7x $745 $409.45 $335.95 13% $860.95
2009 Jeep Patriot $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2008 BMW 760Li $1202 $674.49 $527.93 13% $1383.99
2014 Lexus RX350 $405 $276.67 $127.98 9% $448.67
2004 Jaguar S-Type $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08

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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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