Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Dripping Springs.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Very professional, i wish everyone was like richard.
Really pleased with the level of service

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Great job
Fast, friendly, affordable and competent.

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
Rey, thank you so much. This was my first time using your mechanic or any type of mechanic that comes to the house. With my wife out of town and my son who has some disabilities would have made it difficult for me to get a tow truck and take my son with me. This was quick and painless and the work was great. Thanks again
Hands down the best mechanic I have ever had. Rey went above and beyond, not only did he replace my starter in a timely manner but he polished my headlights, checked the pressure in my tires and much more. Will definitely send my friends to him if need be and am happy to know that there is a mechanic nearby I can trust.

Alfred

11 years of experience
319 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Thanks for help

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Arrived as scheduled. Personable and professional. Got the job done quickly.

Dellano

16 years of experience
355 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
He was prompt, polite and efficient. He is easy to talk to and went beyond the specific scope of the quote.

Kevin

34 years of experience
53 reviews
Kevin
34 years of experience
Kevin arrived right on time and directly at my location, where I was stuck because my car wouldn't start. He assessed the problem and repaired my vehicle in about 90 minutes from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Kevin to anyone and everyone!

George

24 years of experience
55 reviews
George
24 years of experience
Very professional.

TJ

24 years of experience
335 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
A very friendly fellow. Very professional knows what he is doing and explains the whole repair process with ease.

Donald

38 years of experience
124 reviews
Donald
38 years of experience
Donald was helpful, he replaced the starter and the car was able to start. He also recommended other work that needs to be get done.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Dripping Springs?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Pontiac Montana $288 $207.56 $79.99 8% $315.06
2012 Kia Sportage $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2008 BMW X6 $628 $444.30 $183.97 9% $691.55
2004 Cadillac CTS $436 $291.77 $143.98 10% $485.27
2005 Jaguar XJR $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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