Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Helotes.

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Number of Reviews

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Mazyar

6 years of experience
121 reviews
Mazyar
6 years of experience
Mazyar was on time and very professional. He explained everything he was doing, verified that I had the correct parts before starting. He even showed me before and after pictures. Thanks for the great work.
Great communication about status of appointment and worked very quickly.

Adam

27 years of experience
95 reviews
Adam
27 years of experience
Good mechanic.

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was great! Very professional and timely.

Jerel

9 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
9 years of experience
I had a great experience with the service. The technician was friendly, PROFESSIONAL,knowledgeable, and PROMPT. The technician seemed to enjoy his work and the company. I was not to sure what to expect when booking the appointment but I am very pleased. I will be reffering friends.

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
Eugenio was really knowledgable about my car and gave me great recommendations for getting additional stuff fixed.

Anthony

26 years of experience
16 reviews
Anthony
26 years of experience
He is professional and very kind. He took care of my car as his. I highly recommend him to you.

Sam

13 years of experience
123 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Sam was great and did quick work. I would recommend Sam to anyone and am more than pleased with the service. I have a very high mileage car and he helped me identify some more repairs I should look in to.

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Excellent and very professional. Job well done. Would recommend to all.

Attila

17 years of experience
446 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attila never fails and always does his best. ANYONE can appreciate a mechanic who fixes problems, but there are few who wants to prevent them. He is great at both

Joe

41 years of experience
709 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Helotes?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Ram 3500 $250 $170.48 $79.99 9% $277.98
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer $889 $752.63 $135.98 5% $935.38
2009 GMC Envoy $714 $377.70 $335.95 13% $829.20
2009 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $492 $291.79 $199.97 12% $560.54
2010 Infiniti FX35 $217 $136.68 $79.99 11% $244.18
2005 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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