Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Dumfries.

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Emmette

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

Dan

37 years of experience
716 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
WOW! I will never sit in a service department again! I can't believe I waited this long (45+ years) to give a mobile mechanic a try. After deciding to use "Your Mechanic" I made my inspection appointment online in less than a minute. And from that moment on everything and I do mean EVERYTHING happened just like the web site said it would. Today my repairs were completed right on time. And I honestly believe that "Your Mechanic"saved me money and a tremendous amount of stress.

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was arrived early, had the right parts with him, effective and efficient installation, completed job early and included a safety inspection. Great experience and highly recommend.

Abdul

9 years of experience
395 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Excellent!

Robert

15 years of experience
28 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Great

Jacob

10 years of experience
265 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
Jacob was quick and skilled. He was also open about all that was wrong and what repair was planned for the car. He did what he said he would do and all is working as it should. I will use him again given that the need arises.

Jerel

9 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
9 years of experience
Jerel is awesome! Incredibly nice, knowledgeable, efficient and an overall pleasure to work with! This was my first experience with mymechanic.com and I highly recommend him!!

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience

Chet

39 years of experience
437 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
helpful tips about car maintenance.

Phon

16 years of experience
26 reviews
Phon
16 years of experience
Arrived on time. Done a great job.


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
2007 Volvo XC90 $518 $334.14 $183.97 10% $581.39
2013 Ford Flex $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2009 Toyota Tacoma $270 $174.40 $95.98 10% $303.40
2006 Audi A6 $365 $244.60 $119.98 10% $405.85
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $661 $580.98 $79.99 3% $688.48
2014 Porsche Cayenne $1660 $595.94 $1063.86 18% $2025.69

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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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