No noise when turning the key: Your starter may have failed entirely, which means that it won’t make a sound when you try to turn the key. Your starter may have corroded electrical components, or you may have a failed relay or safety switch. Your mechanic will have to assess the source of the issue.
Headlights work but vehicle won’t turn over: This is a great test to see if your starter is the reason why your vehicle won’t start. If your headlights come on and they are bright and unflickering, then your vehicle’s battery is holding a charge. If the lights don’t dim at all when you attempt to start the vehicle, then there is an electrical issue with the starter that is keeping it from activating. If the lights dim as the starter struggles to start your car, then you may not have sufficient charge in your battery, or your starter may have a bad solenoid or another issue.
Our Starter, Battery, and Alternator Services
For starting and charging systems, we provide a full range of service and repair solutions, including:
- Battery testing and replacement (including cleaning terminals and replacing wiring harnesses, if needed)
- Starter/alternator service and repair
- Removal and replacement of shorted fuses
- Error code diagnostics (check engine, etc.)
- Bumper-to-bumper safety check of entire vehicle
Expert Mechanics, Advanced Equipment
For starter, battery, and alternator issues, you can count on Denver’s trusted mechanics at Thompson Automotive. Here, every vehicle we care for gets the repairs or services that are perfectly suited to the make, model, and mileage. Because we specialize in imports like Subaru, Honda, Toyota and Mitsubishi, we can match your specific vehicle with the manufacturer-recommended services relevant to your battery, starter, alternator, and more. In this way, we distinguish ourselves from competitors who say they’re expert mechanics yet they lack the unique knowledge of select vehicle manufacturers.
We view every customer interaction as an opportunity to make the vehicle service or repair experience as easy and pleasant as possible. We do this by providing excellent customer service and expert mechanical work from ASE-certified technicians. Because we back all our work with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands even after the repairs or servicing have been performed.
Have a question about the starting or charging system in your car, truck, van, or SUV? Ask us! Our service technicians have received the training necessary to diagnose, service, and repair virtually any modern automotive electrical system. If you’re unsure about the health of the starting and charging system in your vehicle, bring it in to Thompson Automotive for a thorough evaluation.