Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Santa Fe.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,963

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Great mechanic. Checked the vehicle before requested repair to make sure i had requested the correct repair
Excellent job, very professional approach to customer satisfaction.. I recommend him for your consideration.

Richard

19 years of experience
222 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Very good

William

7 years of experience
39 reviews
William
7 years of experience
Excellent service! Great price! William was fantastic. Replaced starter in 04 Corolla for a fraction (about a 1/3) of the price that my shop mechanic quoted me. I will definitely be using this service going forward with my "fleet" of older high mileage cars that I own to keep me and my wife and children driving on the road. I will definitely tell everyone about this mobile service. p.s. I don't normally post reviews, but I felt compelled to do so. Good mechanics at fair and affordable prices are hard to find!

Adam

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

David

8 years of experience
112 reviews
David
8 years of experience
David was fantastic! Should I ever have need of a mobile mechanic again I'll be sure to request him.

Jay

35 years of experience
703 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was a excellent and very knowledgeable mechanic. I will highly recommend to anybody I know.

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
I greatly appreciate that he tried alternatives before replacing parts and also that he traveled so far to help!

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
Steven is extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable. Steven has done an excellent job with my scheduled repair, as well as with the point inspection of my vehicle regarding future needed repairs. I will request him every time.

Jarius

19 years of experience
48 reviews
Jarius
19 years of experience
This is my first time using the service. Jarius was very responsive and gave me peace of mind. He arrived early at my house and patiently waiting. He is also very honest and instructed me on how to use my own parts and replaced broken parts without charging me extra.

Xavier

14 years of experience
101 reviews
Xavier
14 years of experience
Always a great experience with Xavier because he is thorough and efficient.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Santa Fe?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 GMC Acadia $400 $287.95 $111.98 8% $438.45
2006 Ferrari F430 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2007 Volvo V50 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2011 BMW 550i $972 $475.71 $495.93 14% $1142.21
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL600 $544 $367.79 $175.97 10% $604.29
2010 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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