Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fairfax Station.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,435

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Kyle

Kyle

9 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
9 years of experience
Kyle worked hard to get the job done
Fadi

Fadi

17 years of experience
48 reviews
Fadi
17 years of experience
Polite, fast, done right
William

William

30 years of experience
69 reviews
William
30 years of experience
Very convenient for me. On time, friendly. Did the job fast! Thanks!!
Justin

Justin

13 years of experience
57 reviews
Justin
13 years of experience
Justin was an excellent mechanic. He was able to coordinate with my dad while I was at work to get my car started. He fully explained the plan and pricing throughout the process. Would highly recommend him.
Steven

Steven

18 years of experience
198 reviews
Steven
18 years of experience
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Prompt, courteous and professional. Steven did a detailed inspection because my car wouldn't start, and recommended a starter replacement. The starter replacement was quick and I was able to continue with my day. The report is easy to understand. Thank you!!!
Quentin

Quentin

19 years of experience
142 reviews
Quentin
19 years of experience
On time, great explanation of problem, fixed right the first time.
Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Dan was super cool and did exactly what we needed! I am so appreciative that we didn’t have to leave our house to get the work done. He was on time and finished in the quoted amount of time. Would definitely recommend!
Matt

Matt

12 years of experience
125 reviews
Matt
12 years of experience
Matt was very friendly and easy to talk to. Great experience.
Tomas

Tomas

10 years of experience
216 reviews
Tomas
10 years of experience
Good
Lewis

Lewis

13 years of experience
118 reviews
Lewis
13 years of experience
Lewiss you were awesome. I like how my questions were answered to where I can understand. The face to face customer service was friendly and kind. My car is running great!! I will definitely call this company again for service


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
2010 Mitsubishi Galant $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 $382 $302.38 $79.99 6% $409.88
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe $278 $181.93 $95.98 10% $310.93
2006 BMW 760Li $1183 $655.13 $527.93 13% $1364.63
2004 Land Rover Range Rover $611 $483.25 $127.98 6% $655.25
2010 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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