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

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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5/5

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Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
Tyrone was great and on time. I had a minor setback but he patiently waited while it was resolved.

Guebre

13 years of experience
35 reviews
Guebre
13 years of experience
Excellent Job. He took his time. He was very professional and helpful. If i need any more work done I will request to have Guebre work on my truck

Bryan

12 years of experience
17 reviews
Bryan
12 years of experience
Great Job! I'm back on the road... Thanks again!

Damian

9 years of experience
401 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Everything went well

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Definitely would recommend. The first part supplied by Yourmechanic was the wrong part and the second one was defective. I ended up just overpaying for the part at the dealer but Dellano came back and put my starter on and gave me a thorough overview of other maintenance recommendations.

Joe

41 years of experience
707 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was very courteous and professional. Job well done.

Scott

34 years of experience
600 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott did an amazing job. He replaced the starter on my 2007 honda civic, which is not an easy task. He was very friendly and did great work.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Great experience

Collins

10 years of experience
124 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Collins was great. Very knowledgeable and professional with an on time arrival...

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Fantastic experience definitely would use again


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fort Washington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford Edge $417 $337.48 $79.99 6% $444.98
2012 Subaru Impreza $310 $221.63 $87.98 8% $339.88
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser $467 $387.48 $79.99 5% $494.98
2005 Audi TT Quattro $382 $285.58 $95.98 7% $414.58
2010 BMW X6 $815 $462.84 $351.95 12% $935.84
2012 Porsche 911 $1522 $1298.03 $223.97 4% $1599.03

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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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