Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Alamo.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was wonderful! He arrived on time & completed the job promptly. We are very happy with his work & will definitely request his help in the future.

Casey

22 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
22 years of experience
I had to replace the starter on my VW jetta. Casey was able to do it without any problems!

Nathan

15 years of experience
180 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Fast & friendly service, got the job done well & even addressed another issue. Highly recommended!

Jonathan

11 years of experience
51 reviews
Jonathan
11 years of experience
Jonathan did an excellent job in a timely manner!!!!

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Dave was awesome as always. He arrived a few minutes early, but when I wasn't ready for him, he was very understanding and waited patiently while I went to search for the keys so that he could work on my girlfriend's car. The job was supposed to take about an hour, but Dave finished in around 45 minutes. I started up the car and it purred like a sleeping cat. Seriously, this guy is the best.

Kevin

15 years of experience
88 reviews
Kevin
15 years of experience
Prompt, polite, explained things, handled everything as requested. A great first time experience. Definitely will book Kevin again.

Manuel

30 years of experience
269 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Excellent experience all around. Manuel showed up early, performed all work in a timely manner, and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I'll be calling him for all my future repair needs.

Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience

Victor

33 years of experience
88 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
I just obtained a new position at work and having my car running smoothly is a must. Victor Diagnosed my vehicle and thankfully due to another client rescheduling their appointment he was able to repair it right then and there

Albert

11 years of experience
27 reviews
Albert
11 years of experience
I love the service and concept.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Alamo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Nissan Frontier $374 $286.48 $87.98 7% $404.73
2010 Chevrolet Express 3500 $296 $216.20 $79.99 8% $323.70
2010 Kia Soul $279 $198.91 $79.99 8% $306.41
2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $390 $309.88 $79.99 6% $417.38
2007 Lexus RX400h $327 $247.21 $79.99 7% $354.71
2011 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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