Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Colonia.

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Number of Reviews

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AL

10 years of experience
185 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
He was a bit early which was surprising, I'm used to mechanics being late. Worked out great. Did a phenomenal job on my truck and replaced the starter. He also replaced a nut I had lost while checking all the battery cables which was a life saver. I 100% recommend this guy. Top notch work and didn't waste my time or his own.

Ben

39 years of experience
1113 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Good

David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
David is the best! So knowledgeable about cars and friendly as well.

Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Very professional outstanding mechanic well recommended would definitely use again

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
Tyler was on time and immediately agreed with my assessment of the problem, a bad starter, making me feel better. He answered all my questions and extremely polite. Also, he finished in less time than was expected, and I heard him test the vehicle several times to be sure it was okay.

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Excellent.

Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
Great experience. Yahshif was very professional, timely and communicated throughout the entire process.

Mahdi

8 years of experience
94 reviews
Mahdi
8 years of experience
Mahdi was great! He showed up on time, he was polite, professional, and competent. He worked quickly and got the job done much faster than I would have expected. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and I will definitely request him again if needed.

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Great mechanic. He was very organized and knew what to do in short time.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
He did a great job


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Colonia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Hyundai Tiburon $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2012 Suzuki Kizashi $402 $298.48 $103.98 8% $438.23
2006 Cadillac CTS $285 $204.67 $79.99 8% $312.17
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $604 $299.77 $303.96 14% $708.27
2015 Jaguar XFR-S $846 $702.23 $143.98 5% $895.73

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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.

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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