Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Atascosa.

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Pardeep

19 years of experience
544 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Pardeep is a great mechanic...friendly and personable. Even though he was late to the appointment, he did call to let me know his ETA. He did great work.
Once again, Pardeep was excellent to work with. He showed up on time and went right to work. He finished the job in a timely manner and was very accommodating with any questions I had. Pardeep displays a great knowledge of cars and has a broad spectrum of skills. I highly recommend him!

Richard

19 years of experience
459 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Great experience. Richard was very professional!

Dia

30 years of experience
50 reviews
Dia
30 years of experience
Great advice

Lee

36 years of experience
71 reviews
Lee
36 years of experience
Convenient and reasonable cost.

Aaron

27 years of experience
86 reviews
Aaron
27 years of experience
Aaron did a great job! Was quick and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

David

34 years of experience
195 reviews
David
34 years of experience
David was absolutely wonderful! He arrived when he informed me at he would. He walked me through the process and went above and beyond the call of duty, taking my car for a test drive to check the brakes. I most certainly will recommend David to friends and have already shared the site and his info to my neighbors

Scott

34 years of experience
571 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
On time, works quick and quality, personable and professional. What more could you ask for? He's a good guy too.

Honorio

17 years of experience
742 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
A very good example of great customer oriented person/ professional.

Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
He was early and replaced my starter (as recommended by someone else). I thought there might be an alternator issue as my car would not start when jumped and made clicking noises. Nicholas said my alternator was fine. Car started and he left. emailed his recommendations on oil change and brake work but nothing else was recommended. I was disappointed to find my car still had same issues 3 days later (had not been driven since Nicholas made repair). now i think batter may need to be replaced and i'm left wondering why he didn't check that if he was checking alternator. Feeling a little let down that wasn't checked by the mechanic. now, i have to have someone else look at it and pay another fee. not a happy camper now.

Jeremiah

11 years of experience
70 reviews
Jeremiah
11 years of experience
Quality, timely service. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I'd give him six stars if I could!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Atascosa?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Chevrolet Camaro $431 $351.23 $79.99 5% $458.73
2006 Subaru Outback $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee $243 $162.87 $79.99 10% $270.37
2012 BMW 335i $639 $399.10 $239.97 11% $721.60
2015 BMW X5 $737 $577.51 $159.98 6% $792.51
2004 Jaguar Vanden Plas $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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