Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Dumfries.

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Number of Reviews

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Robert

41 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
41 years of experience
Great!
he was fast on time did a great job

Dan

38 years of experience
789 reviews
Dan
38 years of experience
Wonderful experience with Dan. Arrived before scheduled time. Very professional and experienced.

Emmette

35 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
35 years of experience
The service was great, on time and convenient. On top of that the price was good.

David

23 years of experience
22 reviews
David
23 years of experience
David’s an awesome honest guy and his work is even better. Doesn’t cut corners , no Mickey Mouse work here . Highly recommend !!!

Andrew

10 years of experience
617 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Very friendly, arrived early, and was willing to teach me some things about my car. Professional, quick work, and very personable. Thank you!

Jerimiah

18 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
18 years of experience
Late the first day, early the second. Hard to plan when.times are inconsistent.

Peter

24 years of experience
320 reviews
Peter
24 years of experience
if you want a mechanic that will come to your house and knows exactly what he's doing and can explain it clearly and easily to even us idiots that know nothing about cars. highly recommend Peter have used him several times.

Justin

19 years of experience
10 reviews
Justin
19 years of experience
Good

Fadi

19 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
19 years of experience
The guy was friendly and super fast!!!

Horacio

37 years of experience
18 reviews
Horacio
37 years of experience
Horacio is a very confident mechanic, and it shows. You can tell he loves what he does. I completely trusted having him work on my vehicle. He replaced my starter and my car runs great! This is the first time using your service. I did have doubts about a mechanic coming to my home, but was so pleased with the results! I definitely will be using your service again. Thank you!!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Dumfries?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Toyota Highlander $277 $196.91 $79.99 9% $304.41
2014 Volvo S80 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2011 Chevrolet Equinox $368 $271.57 $95.98 8% $400.57
2010 Lincoln Navigator $299 $218.53 $79.99 8% $326.03
2006 Audi A3 Quattro $398 $285.58 $111.98 8% $436.08
2014 Jaguar F-Type $837 $693.43 $143.98 5% $886.93

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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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