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Number of Reviews

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Josh

22 years of experience
16 reviews
Josh
22 years of experience
Josh was really professional and was able to replace our starter in a reasonable amount of time, despite some complications. He came at night and had all the equipment and lights needed to do the work outside in the dark. The starter works perfectly now and we'll be contacting him again for any future repairs.

Cameron

12 years of experience
88 reviews
Cameron
12 years of experience
He really did his due diligence. I was pretty sure that the problem was my starter but he made sure to check everything that it might be. Definitely found my go to mechanic.

Frank

25 years of experience
66 reviews
Frank
25 years of experience
Frank was great. Was ontime. Quick and efficient. He made sure everything was working perfectly and did a quick check after the repalcement. I definitely recommend him!

Cody

6 years of experience
92 reviews
Cody
6 years of experience
Did a great job.

Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
He has consistently come through for my car! 11/10 would recommend

Ramiro

19 years of experience
41 reviews
Ramiro
19 years of experience
Ramiro was a very polite and efficient employee. We will not hesitate to recommend him to others and to use him again. Thank you so much Ramiro. We appreciated your great knowledge and efficient work.

Russell

25 years of experience
244 reviews
Russell
25 years of experience
Excellent.

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
Great job

Roger

12 years of experience
25 reviews
Roger
12 years of experience
Roger went above and beyond to get me on the road! Had great communication! I felt like I was talking to a friend that definitely had my back throughout the process.

Christopher

15 years of experience
32 reviews
Christopher
15 years of experience
Christophers' professionalism and pleasant personality was a breath of fresh air considering I had such a trying week. I am very pleased with the work he performed on my vehicle and will definitely do business with him again if the need arises.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Clarksburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan $322 $226.48 $95.98 9% $355.48
2012 Kia Forte Koup $256 $175.84 $79.99 9% $283.34
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2012 Mercedes-Benz S600 $681 $592.88 $87.98 4% $711.13
2012 BMW Z4 $635 $418.78 $215.97 10% $709.03
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $270 $173.58 $95.98 10% $302.58

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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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