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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Sergio

9 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
9 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
I was very pleased with Sergio's promptness. He arrived 30 minutes before the scheduled time. He was very knowledgeable and informative in explaining what was wrong with my vehicle and he made suggestions on what was needed for it to continue to run smoothly.
Kia Spectra - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Sergio called & asked if he could come earlier than his appointment, which was a good thing since he wasn’t scheduled until mid afternoon. I live inPflugerville and my son attends college in San Antonio, after speaking with Sergio, I felt confident that he would do a good job. He repaired the car in a short time and the price was exactly what was quoted. My son said he was a great mechanic.

Horus

10 years of experience
109 reviews
Horus
10 years of experience
Ford Focus - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Horus was very thorough and super helpful and got my car running again despite running into multiple issues and he made sure to take care of each one. He’s great!
Mazda 3 - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
After a frustrating experience of another mechanic canceling on me multiple times, Horus agreed to come out to repair my car on a day he does not usually work. He was right on time, was very friendly and courteous and got my car running again! Thank you, Horus!

Tim

11 years of experience
101 reviews
Tim
11 years of experience
Nissan Xterra - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Tim was a great person to work with. He not only arrived on time, actually he was 15 minutes early, which was better than my expectation. Tim is very knowledgeable and answered all the questions I had even beyond this job. I was very pleased with his outstanding work and definitely like him to work on my car again!
Honda Accord - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Tim was great! Showed up on time and finished the 2 hour job in about 45 minutes! No complaints, I will be using him in the future and highly recommend him and the service to anyone that wants to avoid the headache of tow truck, the agony of a "sales person at the shop" and likes to save money and time!

Refugio

16 years of experience
51 reviews
Refugio
16 years of experience
Acura CL - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
He was swift. Knew his craft and will use him again. I will highly recommend Refugio to any one with car problems. Also the price that was quoted is what I paid no hidden fees or underlined prices.
Honda Pilot - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Thank you, Refugios! You did the job above excellent with a great price and treated customers nicely. I am confident that you will be having many many more customers in the time to come.

Isai

26 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
26 years of experience
Chrysler Town & Country - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Isai called to say he was available earlier than planned. Worked out very well. He replaced the started and explained the difference between the parts he gets and the parts that are sold in auto stores. I'm very glad that he was the mechanic that was assigned to my van. I will use Isai every time.
Toyota Corolla - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Helpful and knowledgeable! Replaced my starter really fast. I'll definitely use this service again in the future!

Joel

15 years of experience
4 reviews
Joel
15 years of experience
Ford Expedition - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Joel was here a little before schedule, worked efficiently, explained both the problem and his repair. He explained the important parts of the inspection. He was friendly, polite, and professional.

Andrew

16 years of experience
70 reviews
Andrew
16 years of experience
Hyundai Santa Fe - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Excellent communication. Andrew kept me informed of his arrival time. Very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Gave me detailed information on everything he was doing and a clear explanation of the problem. Very efficient and made me feel very comfortable know my vehicles was in excellent hands. Great experience and done in a timely manner and at the price I was quoted. Very satisfied customer,stimer here.

Adam

28 years of experience
95 reviews
Adam
28 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Great Mechanic, did a run through of checks of my car. Definitely experience highly qualified. Replace my starter and talked about other things to consider looking into. Great personality. I will book again.

Justin

19 years of experience
70 reviews
Justin
19 years of experience
Dodge Caliber - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
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.

Manuel

40 years of experience
132 reviews
Manuel
40 years of experience
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Starter - San Antonio, Texas
Manuel arrived early and did an excellent job explaining what was wrong with our vehicle. He was honest and very professional. I would highly recommend him for all of your car repair needs.


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
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt $360 $279.94 $79.99 7% $387.44
2005 Toyota RAV4 $254 $174.40 $79.99 9% $281.90
2008 Buick Lucerne $491 $362.55 $127.98 8% $534.55
2009 Lincoln Town Car $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2006 Acura TL $273 $161.43 $111.98 12% $311.93
2012 Jaguar XJ $719 $639.32 $79.99 3% $746.82

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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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