Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Albuquerque.

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5/5

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Victor

33 years of experience
97 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
Victor arrived on time; very personable; got right to work; had repair completed in one hour. Was very thorough and went over all spects of work to be done kept me informed of progress along the way. I will definitely be using Victor again. The service cost was less than shop price and worth every penny spent.

Joseph

10 years of experience
14 reviews
Joseph
10 years of experience
Great service very personable and knowledgeable about the vehicle. Service was efficient and quick. Stand-up guy, definitely would trust him to work on my vehicle again.

Aaron

13 years of experience
12 reviews
Aaron
13 years of experience
Aaron is the best. My personal mechanic from now. Ultimate professionalism and highly knowledgeable. He will do well in all his endeavors. My son and I are so very happy to have met him.

Thomas

28 years of experience
34 reviews
Thomas
28 years of experience
Convenient, friendly, professional, and affordable service. Thomas will be the first person I call for any repairs from here on. No more dealerships. Great guy. Great service. Thank you!

David

28 years of experience
5 reviews
David
28 years of experience
Very helpful and knows what he's doing.

Mitchell

17 years of experience
3 reviews
Mitchell
17 years of experience
Did a very good job at pointing out what was wrong and fixing it.

Andrew

24 years of experience
72 reviews
Andrew
24 years of experience
Best mechanic I've ever met. Trustworthy, hardworking, reliable, and caring! Recommend to all friends and family.

Jasmine

21 years of experience
92 reviews
Jasmine
21 years of experience
Jasmine was great. He kept us updated on his arrival time (which was spot on), and when he arrived he replaced our starter in a minimal amount of time. An excellent mechanic and very pleasant person.

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Joseph is a professional. He did a great job replacing a starter on my vehicle and followed up with a detailed repair assessment.

Jerome

14 years of experience
68 reviews
Jerome
14 years of experience
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How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Albuquerque?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chrysler Pacifica $436 $228.32 $207.97 14% $507.82
2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata $277 $196.83 $79.99 9% $304.33
2012 Nissan Armada $416 $231.93 $183.97 13% $479.18
2013 Cadillac ATS $542 $342.44 $199.97 11% $611.19
2009 Mercedes-Benz GL320 $563 $330.98 $231.97 12% $642.73
2013 Audi S7 $739 $554.54 $183.97 7% $801.79

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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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