Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Andrews Afb.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Andrew

9 years of experience
537 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.
Thank you for fixing our vehicle, very friendly, knowledgeable.

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
I’ll never pay for a tow again! YourMechanic was excellent! Break showed up as committed and had me back on the road in short time.

Aaron

27 years of experience
89 reviews
Aaron
27 years of experience
Awesome , will work with again ...highly recommed!

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Lucas is a true Professional ! Great Job .

Patrick

31 years of experience
1032 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Great

Mack

20 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
20 years of experience
Professional, Knowledgeable, On Time.. Will use again.

Joseph

14 years of experience
20 reviews
Joseph
14 years of experience

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Greg is a boss. Took care of things when I didn't have the bandwidth to deal. And the one review he got that wasn't good was BS. Good dude, and honest. Overall great situation.

Mark

12 years of experience
71 reviews
Mark
12 years of experience
Did great work and was a very pleasant person.

Kenneth

14 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
14 years of experience
Very good and excellent service.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Andrews Afb?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Hummer H3 $577 $352.93 $223.97 11% $653.93
2004 GMC Yukon $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $380 $299.68 $79.99 6% $407.18
2015 Mercedes-Benz E350 $715 $594.83 $119.98 5% $756.08
2012 BMW 750Li $732 $475.71 $255.96 10% $819.71
2009 Jaguar XJ8 $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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