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Dellano

16 years of experience
377 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
This guy is great with excellent customer service knowledge of the situation and explain in great detail about what needed to be done wow 10 10 10 10 10 across the board

Eric

13 years of experience
124 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
On time no nonsense very professional very neat for a mechanic left my drveway cleaner than he found it. Best Decision Ever

AL

10 years of experience
185 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Fixed starter

Patrick

11 years of experience
13 reviews
Patrick
11 years of experience
Patrick has come out to my home to help me fix issues with my vehicle twice now. I highly recommend him to any and everyone if you need someone trustworthy, punctual, knowledgeable, and polite.

Jose

13 years of experience
249 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
I gave used Jose before. I expected the best and got the best. He was early, quick and did great work. I will continue to use him. Awesome!

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Amor is very knowledgeable and could answer any question i asked about my maxima. He's very friendly and courteous and FAST! I will have him work on my Nissan in the future! Thanks Amor!

Brian

20 years of experience
132 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Brian came out and did an excellent job fixing my car in a timely manner...

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Great!

Tim

10 years of experience
100 reviews
Tim
10 years of experience
Very professional and patient, job well done

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Cesar was timely and friendly,he helped to show me how to put in a starter relay, after he had installed a new starter...the car still did not turn over..which was costly on my part. Next time, when I have a car that won't start, is to have it towed to the automotive shop !!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Capitol Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Pontiac Vibe $297 $216.98 $79.99 8% $324.48
2009 Nissan Altima $292 $211.88 $79.99 8% $319.38
2006 Ford F-150 $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2004 Audi A4 $594 $345.98 $247.96 12% $679.23
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $344 $264.48 $79.99 7% $371.98
2008 Porsche Cayman $1568 $1304.53 $263.96 5% $1659.28

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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.

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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