10 best starter manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Car starter provides initial rotation engine crankshaft to start its independent operation. There are many failures due to which this node can be defective and will need to be replaced. In this situation, you will useful is our review of the best starter manufacturers, which compiled by experts based on equipment specifications and reviews buyers.

Rating of the best starter manufacturers

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
The best foreign manufacturers of starters 1 Denso 5.0
2 Bosch 4.9
3 Delta 4.8
4 CARGO 4.7
5 Valeo 4.6
6 BATE 4.5
7 Fenox 4.4
The best domestic starter manufacturers 1 KZATE 5.0
2 StartVOLT 4.9
3 Eltra (PRAMO) 4.8

The best foreign manufacturers of starters

Foreign manufacturers produce starters for foreign cars. At most have goods for VAZ, GAZ and other Russian cars. it better parts, but their cost is higher.

Denso

Rating: 5.0

DENSO

In first place we put the Japanese manufacturer Denso. it famous brand that produces starters for Toyota brands, Subaru, Nissan, Mazda and others made in Japan. FROM factory they are delivered to conveyors and mounted as original ones. There are models with a retractor inside, but more firm focuses on the manufacture of units with an external arrangement relay. This simplifies access in case of repair and replacement of the winding, and also forks. Customer reviews show that relays to Japanese suitable for starters even from other manufacturers. They also have the geometry of the gear of the bendix gear is ideally fitted, therefore it does not destroys the crankshaft pulley.

This manufacturer has been recognized by our experts as the best, since it produces starters with a long service life of up to 200,000 km. Many driver reviews show that Denso starters are reliable and there are no problems with them. If you like to install only high-quality parts with an increased resource, then the electric starter of this brand will be the most optimal.

Advantages

  • a retractor relay from the outside, which simplifies repair;
  • easily spins the engine;
  • the motor immediately grabs the mixture and starts;
  • pleasant sound without rattling.

disadvantages

  • may be larger than the original, which complicates the installation;
  • high price.

Bosch

Rating: 4.9

Bosch

The second place belongs to the German manufacturer Bosch. Company produces starters for all European, Asian and American auto. In addition to the assembly, there are separate parts for sale, such like bendix, relays, bearings. Motorist reviews show that the starter does not load the battery too much – with bad candles or low pressure of the fuel pump, the battery will not be very discharged, even if the engine does not start the first time. Brand goods widely distributed around the world. In Russia, you can buy a Bosch starter in any city and do not have to wait weeks for an order made through the Internet.

According to the editors of the magazine, the manufacturer is the best, since produces starters for Russian cars, ideally suited under landing holes and tooth geometry. Domestic VAZ starters are not distinguished by a long life, but by installing on Bosch machine, you can use the unit for a long time without worrying every time about starting the motor.

Advantages

  • durable cast housing;
  • retractor relay outside;
  • pleasant sound of rotation;
  • rarely break.

disadvantages

  • in the cold from -20 degrees the relay does not return the bendix to its place – an unpleasant rattle is heard;
  • periodically need to wash and lubricate the retractor.

Delta

Rating: 4.8

Delta

Next, the German manufacturer Delta, known for its orange packaging with purple stripes. In addition to the chic box design the company is notable for a large assortment of starters for Japanese, Chinese, Korean and European cars. The catalog contains electric starters for engines with a volume of 1.5-3.0 l, which selected by starting power. Bearing bushings at the unit made of quality materials and rarely appears in them production.

We consider the manufacturer to be the best due to the relatively low the cost of goods, as well as the possibility of repairing starters with using spare parts from other brands. Judging by the reviews drivers, the Delta starter is easy to disassemble and brushes fit it and bearing bushings from Bosch. This allows you to initially save upon purchase of the unit, and subsequently, when consumables wear out, replace them with better ones without overpaying for body and winding from a famous brand.

Advantages

  • easily disassembled for repair and replacement of parts;
  • high-quality German assembly;
  • from the factory in the unit there is enough lubrication;
  • there are starters for engines of different volumes from 1.5 to 3.0 l

disadvantages

  • mounting points do not always coincide;
  • power limit 1.1 kW;
  • original individual parts for starter find harder;
  • slim body.

CARGO

Rating: 4.7

CARGO

In fourth place is the Danish producer Holger, who owned by the Cargo brand. The company has been operating since 1963 and has catalog of over 35,000 spare parts. 20 product groups include: systems engine cooling, automotive air conditioning systems, electrical equipment, including alternators and starters. Manufacturer has factories in 4 countries of the world, and specialization specifically in electrical units for cars allowed to achieve large heights in terms of design and energy saving than firms releasing everything from brakes to gearboxes.

This manufacturer is recognized by us as the best, since it does not only with the release of a new one, but also with the restoration of an existing one electrical equipment. The company itself repairs starters by inserting into old housings new anchors, stator windings, bearings, bushings. Subsequently, starters are painted and sold cheaper than new ones. If you are not confused by the use of the old case, then purchase starter Cargo is a great opportunity to get quality goods and save a little.

Advantages

  • The manufacturer has certificates of ISO / TS 16949, 9001, 2000;
  • there are separate spare parts for sale (brushes, bendixes, axles, bushings, oil seals, washers);
  • relatively affordable cost;
  • easy to find in a specialty store.

disadvantages

  • Recently, assembly is underway in China;
  • in frosts from -27 degrees, the bendix can fail.

Valeo

Rating: 4.6

Valeo

In our review, we could not do without French manufacturer Valeo. The brand is widely known in Europe for its high-class gear starters. The company exists since 1923 years and managed to gain a reputation as a reliable company with a wide assortment of spare parts. The catalog includes such product groups as: car optics, climate systems, clutch, computer engines, brake systems, starters and alternators. Inside French starter cases put thick pads under the brushes, which exclude the passage of voltage past the circuit.

We included the manufacturer in the review of the best, as its starters almost silent. This is achieved by precisely fitting geometry of gears, the teeth of which fit tightly into reciprocal places on the flywheel. Another company does not spare grease for the insides unit, therefore rotation does not cause additional sounds. If a Are you tired of the rumble under the hood at the time of launch, then pay attention to Valeo products.

Advantages

  • there are goods for Korean, Japanese, Chinese and German Auto
  • Ideal for mounting holes;
  • there are no voltage drops when starting the motor;
  • The engine starts up briskly.

disadvantages

  • the planetary gearbox has very thick grease – it freezes in winter and It is necessary to pour boiling water on the body in order to warm it up;
  • dirt collects actively inside the case;
  • high price.

BATE

Rating: 4.5

BATE

Further in our review, a manufacturer from neighboring countries – BATE. This is a company from Belarus. The company produces conventional starters and gearboxes. The reviews show that both modifications are easy disassembled and maintainable. If desired, only bendix, bushings or retractor relay. Recently the manufacturer began to use bearings in a cage near the brush node, instead of a simple set of balls. It greatly strengthened design and contributed to the elimination of backlash. Also in this compartment there was a technical window for supplying lubricant, so it does not it is necessary to disassemble the housing and you can carry out maintenance faster.

We recognized the manufacturer as the best since it produces starters gear type, characterized by low power consumption. In view of of this advantage, the battery spends its stock more economically, and in there is no light dimming at the time of start. If you are old Battery and it’s time to change the electric starter, then take a look at this brand.

Advantages

  • spins the engine well;
  • light load on the battery;
  • attractive price;
  • easily starts rotation in frosts;
  • weighs a little.

disadvantages

  • bushings made of flimsy brass and are quickly erased;
  • it is necessary to check the housing screed – there may be under-twisted bolts.

Fenox

Rating: 4.4

Fenox

Seventh position behind the manufacturer Fenox, which appeared in 1989 g and first specialized in the production of hydraulic cylinders, and subsequently expanded its range with suspension elements, suspension parts, transmissions, steering electrical equipment. At The manufacturer has 12 factories in Germany, Russia and Belarus. An automated center is used to manufacture products. Variomatic, which excludes marriage from the human factor. Starters and other electrical equipment for cars is available under called the Fenox Electric System. Reviews show that connects the starter instead of the original easily.

We included the manufacturer in our review of the best, because the price One of the most affordable products. Many are pleased with the quiet start of the engine. For work, the Fenox starter is no different from more expensive brands. The service life of some amounted to 5 years, despite the fact that the machine sleeps on the street.

Advantages

  • accuracy of fasteners is observed;
  • apply innovative approaches to planetary construction transmission;
  • There are many products for VAZ;
  • collaborates with Bremsw Hydraulic.

disadvantages

  • can only be repaired by spare parts of the same company – others do not become in size;
  • weak mounting of magnets.

The best domestic starter manufacturers

When the prices of products of famous brands “bite”, and reviews on cheaper imported goods are conflicting, it is worth considering domestic options.

KZATE

Rating: 5.0

KZATE

In this category, the factory from Saratov comes first. A machine-building enterprise produces electrical equipment for agricultural machinery and cars. Is acting concern since 1934. Since 2001, the plant is part of the tandem trading group. The main specialization is the production of generators and starters. The narrow focus has led to the development of exclusive planetary gear designs and allowed to break through to the world spare parts market. The company’s products are sold in Europe, Asia and even America. In the reviews, buyers are glad that when brushes are not replaced you need to disassemble the collector, and this simplifies the procedure and saves time. Even KZATE starters are much more compact than the original on the GAZ, but they spin no less strongly.

We added the manufacturer to our review, due to the location of the brushes in horizontal form. This allows you to quickly drain water from them when accidental hit. This configuration also helps reduce wear and tear. Hunters should take a closer look at this electric starter. and fishing that regularly ford, resulting in Hood gets wet.

Advantages

  • guaranteed to work 2 years;
  • thick metal on the case;
  • polymer fork is more flexible and spring better;
  • there are gear models.

disadvantages

  • if you twist for a long time (10 seconds), it can stick retractor;
  • weak springs and “crackers” on rollers;
  • there are chips on the magnets.

StartVOLT

Rating: 4.9

StartVOLT

The company deals with ignition coils, washer pumps, car lamps, battery terminals, sensors of all types. But this only related products for assortment. Priority the direction is the release of starters and alternators, in which the company succeeded by patenting several of its own developments. The company’s philosophy is the release of available spare parts for cars “folk class”. Products are sold in Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Belarus. Buyers in the reviews note the reliable packaging of the starter placed in a foam sheath and a thick cardboard box. It allows Feel free to order goods with delivery by mail.

The company is the best in terms of starter performance. This was made possible through personal development, in which he took participation candidate of technical sciences Shibaev V.I. Experienced was increased torque achieved with battery power consumption at the same level as the equipment of competitors. Thanks to this starter your motor will work faster, and the battery will lose less charge.

Advantages

  • quality control is applied at every stage production;
  • priority release of alternators and starters;
  • original attractive design;
  • powerful and compact starters.

disadvantages

  • the product range is designed only for domestic Auto
  • check the tightness on the power terminal.

Eltra (PRAMO)

Rating: 4.8

Eltra (PRAMO)

Our review is completed by the manufacturer PRAMO, which arose in 1917 and based in rzhev. This is a large concern producing automotive and motor equipment. Among the assortment Present: starters, thermostats, motors for cleaner brushes glasses, generators and individual spare parts for these units. Products produced for cars, vehicles used in agriculture, and even military equipment. Price of spare parts Compared with imported counterparts, 2-4 times cheaper, which is like to buyers in the reviews. Drivers especially praise the gearbox variant performance, because it works much quieter and does not overload onboard network.

We consider the manufacturer to be the best because of the Pramo-Electro model Spark “, which is notable for its power, despite the small sizes. Drivers in the reviews note a sharp rotation of the unit, which provides starting of the motor from the first seconds. This is optimal for those who need to highlight in the engine compartment additional space for the installation of HBO.

Advantages

  • the case is easily disassembled and assembled to replace parts;
  • quiet operation during rotation;
  • increased power;
  • consumes some energy.

disadvantages

  • when storing the machine outdoors, cleaning and lubrication is required once a half a year;
  • in the reviews, some complain about the difficulty of buying spare parts.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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