Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Derwood.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Stefan

15 years of experience
367 reviews
Stefan
15 years of experience
Stefan did a great job, took his time, answered every question I had and got my car back up and running right from my driveway! I can't wait to tell everyone to use the services of your mechanic.

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
On-time, professional, and went the extra mile to ensure I was taken care of. Can't recommend him high enough.

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
He was on time and completed the job quickly.

Abdul

9 years of experience
405 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Excellent service performance!!! Abdul is among the very best of all the mechanics I've experienced in nearly 50 years of driving.

Tavaris

12 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
12 years of experience
Tavariss was polite and knowledgeable. Replaced the starter in no time. Figured out that wasn't the problem but that WAS NOT Tavariss fault. (Self diagnosis). He made suggestions on what the problem could be and recommended I have a diagnostic test done before moving forward. Good advice. The only issue I had was arrival time. I am a stickular for being on time. Was over an hour late with no prior communication that he would not arrive on time. That was my only issue with this appointment.

Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Dave must know his stuff. He diagnosed the problem as soon as I told him what happens when you turn the key on, before we even approached the vehicle.

Rocco

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Rocco
20 years of experience
This was amazing. So easy and Rocco was the man. I had a bad starter and couldn't get my car running to get it to a mechanic. I stumbled upon YourMechinic online and figured I would give it a try. Rocco was super knowledgable and walked me through everything that needed to be done. He also gave me some great advice on buying a new car since I'm currently in the market. Definitely would recommend YourMechanic and Rocco to all my friends.

Ejnar

27 years of experience
107 reviews
Ejnar
27 years of experience
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Vinny

8 years of experience
29 reviews
Vinny
8 years of experience
Vinny was great. He showed up on time, replaced my dead starter motor, and provided some helpful tips for caring for my 20 year old Jeep. Most relaxing mechanic visit I've had in years. Thanks Vinny!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
839 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Excellent work!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Derwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mazda RX-8 $285 $204.58 $79.99 8% $312.08
2005 Buick Century $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2009 Volvo C30 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2005 BMW 325Ci $698 $441.55 $255.96 11% $785.55
2008 Mini Cooper $317 $205.47 $111.98 10% $355.97
2008 Porsche Boxster $1528 $1304.53 $223.97 4% $1605.53

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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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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