Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Wharton.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Jamahl

18 years of experience
828 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Did a good job with my car
Ontime, courtious, professional. Definately use his help again.

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Very knowledgeable , courteous, and helpful! Well worth using Your Mechanic!
I only have great things to say about Lucas DeBarros. He showed up on time, finished within the proposed time frame, was knowledgeable about what needed to be done, explained everything to me in detail and made me very happy I called YourMechanic.

Aaron

19 years of experience
23 reviews
Aaron
19 years of experience
It was excellent and he worked in professionally and completed on time.

Joe

41 years of experience
704 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was arrived early, had the right parts with him, effective and efficient installation, completed job early and included a safety inspection. Great experience and highly recommend.

Peter

23 years of experience
229 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Great alternative to going to a shop especially if your car is immobile at home!

Edgardo

13 years of experience
25 reviews
Edgardo
13 years of experience
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Brandon

23 years of experience
27 reviews
Brandon
23 years of experience
Brandon arrived early and started right away. Contacted me when he was finished replacing the starter on my Malibu. Showed me that indeed it was a new starter and had be try it out. Car started up as if it was brand new. He even checked my brakes for me as I had some concerns. He did this for free... I'd highly recommend Brandon if your vehicle needs a little tlc.

Jacob

10 years of experience
272 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Jacob was great, came and got my difficult starter on with ease.

Michael

23 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Micheal was very knowledgeable about the issue. The service was done quickly. Not only did he replace the starter, when the job was completed he assisted in troubleshooting and fixing another issue that seemed to happen from disconnecting the battery. I would most definitely recommend him and his services to others.

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Great job. I will ne booking Noe in my future. Thank you so much Noe.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Wharton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 GMC Canyon $618 $394.33 $223.97 11% $695.33
2008 Buick Allure $533 $405.21 $127.98 7% $577.21
2014 Toyota Venza $262 $181.89 $79.99 9% $289.39
2006 Lexus SC430 $656 $288.29 $367.95 16% $782.79
2013 BMW 760Li $1184 $655.69 $527.93 13% $1365.19
2010 Porsche 911 $1522 $1298.03 $223.97 4% $1599.03

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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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