Small Engine Repair

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Larry’s Small Engine Repair, LLC is in NW Houston/Cypress, TX. We are an Authorized Repair Center for Amerisun Inc., Coleman, Champion, Generac and Winco Generators. It is a locally owned and operated small engine repair shop that provides quality work at affordable rates. We repair 2 & 4 cycle small engines on Generators, Pressure Washers, Lawn Mowers, Blowers, Chain Saws and Misc. Equipment.

Forms of Payment Accepted: Cash, Credit Cards, PayPal & Checks within Harris County

Business Hours: M – F 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Sat. 10:00 – 2:00 pm

My Motto is “Focus on What You Do Best and Let Me Focus on What I Do Best.”

You can contact me at (832)-643-2315 or send a message using my Contact Page. I take work by appointment only to prevent a backlog of work. I work by myself, so utilization of my time is necessary. I will not provide a quote until I see the equipment, so I can make an evaluation. An upfront deposit is required which is for the diagnosis plus any necessary parts needed for repair and/or diagnosis. That does not include the labor.

If you call, I will ask you a few simple questions. I need to understand the scope of the work that you want done. Then I can determine if it is something that I can do and/or have the necessary time. I cannot diagnose a problem without first seeing it.

Transparency, honesty and integrity are more important to me than how much money my business makes me. I was forced to make a change in 2018 regarding my business practices and operations due to customers taking advantage of me.

  • Abandoning a piece of equipment without paying for services rendered is technically considered “Theft of Services.” It may be either a misdemeanor or a felony, based upon the value of the services illegally obtained. This is referenced on the Services Page as well.
  • My business is repairing equipment, not a consulting service.

I do not know how other shops handle ” Theft of Services.” I am not concerned about them, and it would be a waste of time to pursue legal action. I have made the necessary changes to prevent this from occurring again.

My goals are to offer quality work at lower costs with a quick turnaround time. I base my business on “honesty and integrity,” which are very important to me. It is reflected in our work ethics and our daily lives; it defines what kind of person I am.

I no longer work on cheap non-durable consumer products; in most cases it is cheaper to buy a new one. I will give you an example, a retail $100 – $150 weed trimmer or blower.

I no longer work on Riding Tractor Mowers/Riding Mowers or Zero Turns. I was forced to make that decision based on a couple of reasons, incidents involving loading & unloading, and four different trips in March 2018 to a customer’s house only to be paid $50 for ~ 5 – 6 hours of work. No More! I have a legal recourse, but it is not feasible which is the case for all jobs.

My time, labor, and knowledge are not free. Repairing equipment requires time, labor, knowledge and experience which has a monetary value. There is nothing better or more important than hands-on experience. You cannot learn everything from a book; it is only a starting point.

In rare cases, 1 – 2 parts may have to be replaced to find the root cause of the problem. If that is the case, then I will contact you before proceeding with any work. Additional parts must be paid for in advance before proceeding with the work. I was forced to implement this change to stop the loss of time and money which is the same as stealing out of my pocket.

Scope of the services provided are:

  • Diagnosis
  • Engine Repair & Replacement – 2 & 4 Cycle – Limited repair on cheap/low quality 2-cycle equipment.
  • Tune-Ups – 90% of problems are gas related, so I replace the carburetor because it is necessary to eliminate diagnostic issues.
  • Misc. repairs not just related to engines only.
  • Generator Repair & Load Bank Testing – Alternator Repair is limited due to the unlimited number of different brands that are made in China and lack of parts & documentation availability.

I do not give advice on how to resolve problems for two reasons:

  1. It is a liability issue.
  2. I do not get compensated nor do I get a thank you.

I will not attempt to diagnose or provide a quote based on information that you provide me with. There is an old saying about “making assumptions.” I have seen it too many times when I get a piece of equipment that is not as described or expected.

If you or someone has worked on it and I was not informed, then the repair costs will be more.

Please do not park in the street. I will not look at, unload or load a piece of equipment in the street.

For the past seven years I have gone above and beyond to accommodate people (nights & weekends), and they never show up nor have the courtesy to call let me know that they changed their mind.

Approximately 75% of all repair work can be prevented. I am not in the consulting business of how to maintain or repair equipment and small engines. If you take the time to read and follow the owner’s manual and perform the scheduled maintenance, then your equipment will last longer. I did not manage to reach the age of 70 without being pro-active in my healthcare.