Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Fort George G Meade.

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Number of Reviews

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Danny

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
10 years of experience
Danny was great! Very knowledgeable, honest and thorough. In fact, Danny save me some money by the right recommendation and performed the appropriate scope of work in my car. He wasn't like one of those mechanic who tries to pull a fast one on you in order to maximize their bottom line. I will definitely use Danny's services again.
Danny was nice. He showed up and went straight to work. He completed the job pretty quick, even though it was raining. He also told me about other issues be found and ways to have it fixed. I found his in sight to be pretty helpful. I Sitka recommend him, and will be requesting him once again.

TJ

25 years of experience
352 reviews
TJ
25 years of experience
Great work! Very pleased with the work, the time involved, and the level of detail in his reports.
Thanks to TJ my car is running again. He is patient and kind and professional.

Josh

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

Alexander

25 years of experience
19 reviews
Alexander
25 years of experience
Excellent!

Dallas

28 years of experience
84 reviews
Dallas
28 years of experience
Very thorough, did an excellent job. He didn’t just take recommendations of previous mechanic. He re-inspected and then did the work quickly. Highly recommend Dallas.

Brian

20 years of experience
106 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Friendly and on time!

Jim

32 years of experience
64 reviews
Jim
32 years of experience
He is really good and experienced in his service He is really very friendly

Kyle

12 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
12 years of experience
Kyle was very professional and did the job in a reasonable amount of time. However, he was two hours late because he said received the wrong part.

Allen

35 years of experience
449 reviews
Allen
35 years of experience
Allen did a great job.

Michael

24 years of experience
198 reviews
Michael
24 years of experience
Fixed the car both fast and efficiently!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fort George G Meade?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee $803 $659.12 $143.98 5% $852.62
2016 Volkswagen Touareg $1511 $591.46 $919.88 17% $1827.71
2005 Pontiac Bonneville $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2016 Cadillac CTS $337 $225.19 $111.98 10% $375.69
2016 BMW 328i xDrive $684 $467.89 $215.97 9% $758.14
2016 Maserati Quattroporte $430 $333.67 $95.98 7% $462.67

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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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