Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Burtonsville.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Sy

9 years of experience
7 reviews
Sy
9 years of experience
I had an appointment with Sy on a Friday at 3pm to get my starter replaced. When Sy's previous appointment was going longer than expected, he let me know right away that he would be late. His previous appointment ended up taking much more time than expected, so we had to reschedule - Not a big deal, these things happen. We rescheduled for the next day in the early afternoon. Sy showed up an hour early and was extremely friendly and professional. He was also very apologetic for having to reschedule our appointment. After checking a few things under the hood to make sure it was in fact my starter that was the problem, he installed the new starter and ensured my car was starting/running back to normal. Overall, it was a good experience using yourmechanic and I'd definitely recommend Sy to others.

Chris

24 years of experience
126 reviews
Chris
24 years of experience
Exhibit wonderful knowledge, showed great patience in walking through intricate details on what is being done, what is the root cause of the issue. Very pleasant individual. Did a wonderful job! Highly recommended!

Jesse

7 years of experience
12 reviews
Jesse
7 years of experience
Helpful and knowledgeable. Only fixed what needed to be done — very nice too

Antonios

16 years of experience
51 reviews
Antonios
16 years of experience
Very competent.

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Travis is awesome! He is an extremely knowledgeable car geek that loves his job. I definitely recommend him! I will be requesting him in the future.

TJ

24 years of experience
343 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
He made a great job. We are very happy because he found the problem and fixed it.

Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
Charles was very efficient. He came prepared and got the job done as quick as possible (in the rain!)

Nicholas

19 years of experience
349 reviews
Nicholas
19 years of experience
GReat guy. Very knowleagable., Would recommend to all my family.

Phillip

17 years of experience
213 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Outstanding service! Very Professional! There was a service I didn’t need so my bill was less than quoted. Appreciated the honesty! Definitely recommend Phillip and will use this service again!!

Chris

14 years of experience
418 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
My second time working with Chris's he's awesome on time and works quickly highly recommend!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Burtonsville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2007 Subaru Outback $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2004 Volvo S60 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2007 Lincoln Navigator $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2004 BMW 325Ci $698 $441.55 $255.96 11% $785.55
2007 Porsche 911 $1597 $1373.18 $223.97 4% $1674.18

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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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