Car Starter Repair at your home or office in San Antonio.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas is amazing. He goes above and beyond and is very professional. Really got lucky finding a good mechanic .
Handy and great. I would recommend to friends.

Tim

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Tim
18 years of experience
Tim was professional, adept, punctual, friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, and got the job done right!

Diego

19 years of experience
419 reviews
Diego
19 years of experience
Very nice and straight to the point! After he finished my car, we spoke for about 10 minutes, and he gave me pointers, and explained WHY certain things sounded like that and WHY I would need to get x,y and z fixed. Very knowledgeable.

TJ

24 years of experience
340 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
TJ was awesome! Very friendly and conscientious. He diagnosed the problem and got the car on the road again. Would definitely recommend him to others!

Andrew

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew did a great job replacing my starter. He communicated with me throughout the process, arrived on time, and was very professional. The repair went smoothly and my car is running great. I will definitely use Andrew and Your Mechanic for future services.

Lee

17 years of experience
94 reviews
Lee
17 years of experience
Lee arrived early, very knowledgeable and professional., did a great job, car starts like it did when new. Will highly recommend to my friends.

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
AAA 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Todd

39 years of experience
7 reviews
Todd
39 years of experience
Did a great job, very friendly! Very fast service, would highly recommend him to anyone I know that might need car repairs.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
827 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Showed up early, was a total pro.

Carlos

26 years of experience
271 reviews
Carlos
26 years of experience
Convenient and worth the money spent! Estimate on time and price were right on!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in San Antonio?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Toyota Venza $262 $181.89 $79.99 9% $289.39
2012 Chrysler Town & Country $495 $295.23 $199.97 12% $563.98
2008 Ford Explorer $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48
2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 $1092 $1012.32 $79.99 2% $1119.82
2013 Mercedes-Benz S350 $631 $550.62 $79.99 4% $658.12
2012 Porsche Boxster $1024 $800.34 $223.97 6% $1101.34

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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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