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Number of Reviews

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Rating Summary
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Joe

42 years of experience
735 reviews
Joe
42 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.
Joe is very professional, Knowledgeable, and gets right down to business. It is great to have someone that is honest, and tells you how things should be. He definitely knows what he is doing, knows the car and knows how things should be running/looking. Really appreciated his help and time to get my car back running!

Josh

23 years of experience
64 reviews
Josh
23 years of experience
On time...explained exactly what he was going to do..very personable....

Scott

35 years of experience
665 reviews
Scott
35 years of experience
Excellent

Barry

31 years of experience
31 reviews
Barry
31 years of experience

Jonathan

34 years of experience
383 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
Very friendly and skillful.

Stephen

18 years of experience
18 reviews
Stephen
18 years of experience
Stephen was punctual, capable, and generally awesome. He showed up on time, confirmed the problem right away, did the repair quickly and gave me a full diagnostic for my car. I'd definitely use Stephen again and would recommend his service to anyone.

Robert

30 years of experience
587 reviews
Robert
30 years of experience

Tavaris

13 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
13 years of experience
Great and reliable mechanical! Very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain any problems.

Lucas

20 years of experience
863 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
Extremely helpful and patient

Paul

24 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
24 years of experience
He was great came on time and had my car fixed in under an hour. We were very happy .


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fairfax Station?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mazda 6 $374 $245.70 $127.98 10% $417.70
2013 Aston Martin DB9 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2016 Subaru Forester $396 $307.84 $87.98 7% $426.09
2006 Cadillac XLR $631 $326.61 $303.96 14% $735.11
2008 BMW 528xi $660 $428.10 $231.97 10% $739.85
2008 Jaguar XJ8 $327 $247.48 $79.99 7% $354.98

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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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