Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Rio Rancho.

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Victor

33 years of experience
109 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
He was excellent was on time, courteous and did everything he could to help me.
Victor was there on time and got the job done with no problems. Can't ask for much more than that!

Manuel

20 years of experience
14 reviews
Manuel
20 years of experience
Top notch!

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Very professional and courteous

Derek

15 years of experience
21 reviews
Derek
15 years of experience
I was so happy to find this service! Derek was friendly and did such a great job fixing my car. I felt immediately that he was trustworthy. My car had been sitting for months and it was such a relief to have it fixed so quickly. And the prices are amazing!

Frank

25 years of experience
66 reviews
Frank
25 years of experience
Frank was great highly recommended

Michael

20 years of experience
38 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
Michael was running behind on appointments and wanted to reschedule for the next day but understood how badly I needed my vehicle so he worked until 830pm to fix the starter. Great customer service.

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Terry was very efficient, on time, and very professional. Called 20 minutes before appointment time to announce his arrival. My wife and I will use your service repeatly. Thank you so much.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Great experience, Jonathan had the car up and running quickly! Will definitely be calling Jonathan next time I or someone I know needs a mechanic.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Went above and beyond in the dark of night!

Justin

18 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
18 years of experience
He was great! He knew what the problem was and fixed it as soon he got there, very friendly and helped out with any questions I had, even even if it wasn't about that specific problem.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rio Rancho?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2010 Chrysler 300 $335 $223.41 $111.98 10% $373.91
2014 Ford Transit Connect $204 $123.86 $79.99 11% $231.36
2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 $1372 $1091.88 $279.96 6% $1468.13
2013 Audi Q5 $805 $620.76 $183.97 7% $868.01
2009 Porsche Cayenne $1253 $1149.01 $103.98 2% $1288.76

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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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