Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Corrales.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Scott

34 years of experience
600 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott was prompt, knowledgeable and very courteous. We can't thank him enough. We will be using Scott again in the very near future for ALL of our repair / maintenance needs.

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Arrived on time and started to work on the car! I highly recommend him!

Christopher

18 years of experience
139 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Christopher was very punctual, professional, and he diagnosed the problem with my car and had it fixed within a couple hours. If that wasnt enough, the quote given far was under what most shop mechanics quoted. Would definitely use again!!!

Tinashe

11 years of experience
269 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Nice guy. Would have him do more work on my cars in the future.

Jimmy

27 years of experience
186 reviews
Jimmy
27 years of experience

Chris

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Amazing service, thank you Chris!

Henry

32 years of experience
138 reviews
Henry
32 years of experience
Mr. Henry was respectful and concern of finishing the job so I can get work on time.

Damian

9 years of experience
376 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Damian was amazing. Fast and proficient. Will request him again

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
711 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
great service this is a well knowledgeable mechanic that knows what he's doing.

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Corrales?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Impala $317 $220.53 $95.98 9% $349.53
2004 Chrysler Concorde $452 $292.52 $159.98 10% $507.52
2007 Nissan Altima $403 $323.08 $79.99 6% $430.58
2015 Mercedes-Benz C350 $1212 $971.87 $239.97 6% $1294.37
2012 Audi TT Quattro $333 $236.72 $95.98 9% $365.72
2008 Jaguar S-Type $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08

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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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