Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Elkridge.

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Tung

14 years of experience
283 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung was prompt, very courteous, and fixed my car quickly. His communication with me was excellent. I'm extremely happy with the service he provided.
This is my second time using Mr. Tung and both times he has done an awesome job. Very dependable and knows his work. He also went above and beyond the call of duty for me and it’s greatly appreciated. I most definitely will continue to allow him to work on my vehicle and would highly recommend him to others. Happy holidays to you and your family Mr. Tung.

Eric

14 years of experience
15 reviews
Eric
14 years of experience
Great service by Eric also very polite, thanks Eric !! I also want to say that Eric did a great job too on getting the part that was needed for my vehicle!!! Thanks Eric for taking care of your customer!!!

Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
He was very thorough and explained everything to me so I can understand. Very professional!! Will book him again!

Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Excellent

Tim

10 years of experience
100 reviews
Tim
10 years of experience
Very professional and patient, job well done

Jonathan

20 years of experience
20 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Jonathan went above and beyond to complete services requested. He was extremely professional.

Rodrick

21 years of experience
28 reviews
Rodrick
21 years of experience
Arrived early, quick and even had the part with him. Perfect!

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Had follow-up work done on my car and once again, Amor came through like a boss. On time, efficient and effective job. My car is much better for it.

Jay

35 years of experience
705 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was a excellent and very knowledgeable mechanic. I will highly recommend to anybody I know.

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
very very professional probably one of the best mechanics in ORLANDO FLORIDA


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Elkridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Pontiac Montana $284 $204.17 $79.99 8% $311.67
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander $875 $746.69 $127.98 4% $918.69
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 $747 $667.20 $79.99 3% $774.70
2013 BMW 535i GT $616 $408.31 $207.97 10% $687.81
2013 Ford Mustang $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24

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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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