Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fort Belvoir.

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Number of Reviews

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Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Great and friendly guy also was very knowledgeable about cars... would recommend him to my friends..
Great guy. Great work. Will book again.

Joel

19 years of experience
748 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joes did a great job and my van has been starting up with no issues. Joel was able to answer any questions I had and let me know what else needed to be done to my van.

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Excellent!!

Justin

6 years of experience
291 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
Excellent

Zachary

8 years of experience
19 reviews
Zachary
8 years of experience

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Very professional, and on time, would recommend him any day of the week

Curtis

27 years of experience
163 reviews
Curtis
27 years of experience
Excellent Very Professional.

Ostus

6 years of experience
57 reviews
Ostus
6 years of experience
Very cool guy. Work was done in a timely manner.

Isai

25 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
25 years of experience
I was a little skeptical at first using a mobile mechanic, but being a thousand miles away from home in an unfamiliar town, I needed my car fixed asap since the car starter was having issues. I found the service affordable, hassle-free, quick, and overall pleasant. The mechanic (Isai R.) was running a little late due to traffic but informed me via phone and quickly got to work fixing my car. I was impressed by the mechanics knowledge, professionalism, and eagerness to get the job done right. I would use YourMechanic.com again. Thanks!

Trevor

20 years of experience
168 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
He was fast and efficient. Not much for words, but he wasn't hired for that.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fort Belvoir?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 GMC Sierra 3500 HD $396 $299.68 $95.98 7% $428.68
2005 Aston Martin DB9 $289 $192.93 $95.98 10% $321.93
2011 Nissan Pathfinder $236 $156.22 $79.99 10% $263.72
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 $514 $433.60 $79.99 5% $541.10
2011 Infiniti M37 $479 $398.73 $79.99 5% $506.23
2008 Porsche 911 $1597 $1373.18 $223.97 4% $1674.18

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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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