Car Starter Repair at your home or office in College Park.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Jonathan

33 years of experience
346 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
great job very good man super guy very professional
He was very efficient and knowledgeable and even went above and beyond to get the job done when the circumstances made the job more difficult. Definitely would reccomend.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
Robert arrived at the vehicle early, diagnosed the problem and completed the part installation and inspection on time. Robert is focused and professional. Thank You!

Charles

24 years of experience
134 reviews
Charles
24 years of experience
He was awesome, timely and thorough

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
He came to replace a starter in my car and informed that it needs new brake fluids. Friendly and helpful.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience

Mamadou

10 years of experience
5 reviews
Mamadou
10 years of experience
Mamadou was excellent ... He arrived early and contacted me upon his arrival... He completed my starter replacement and the car started perfectly ... I would recommend him to a family member or friend ... He was courteous, competent, and honest...

Gustavo

15 years of experience
31 reviews
Gustavo
15 years of experience
Friendly and knowledgeable! Excellent service! I would highly recommend.

David

11 years of experience
241 reviews
David
11 years of experience
David was amazing! He arrived on time and completed the service in under an hour. He was able to give me advice on what my car needed he was able to give me advice or what my car needed next and I would definitely use him again!

Ira

10 years of experience
34 reviews
Ira
10 years of experience
As my first time using Your Mechanic, I did not know what to expect. Ira came exactly on time, even with the crazy Atlanta rush hour traffic. He knew exactly what to do with my car and did it pretty fast, even in the summer heat. This service was twice as cheap as the dealership, yes, 2x. I will be definitely using Your Mechanic again!

Dwight

30 years of experience
58 reviews
Dwight
30 years of experience
Friendly, knowledgable, and helpful.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in College Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Jeep Cherokee $425 $312.84 $111.98 8% $463.34
2008 Nissan Frontier $244 $156.22 $87.98 11% $274.47
2005 Hyundai Sonata $344 $263.64 $79.99 7% $371.14
2014 BMW X3 $632 $383.68 $247.96 11% $716.93
2012 Mercedes-Benz S400 $294 $214.03 $79.99 8% $321.53
2009 Porsche Cayman $1562 $1297.75 $263.96 5% $1652.50

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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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