Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Frederick.

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Number of Reviews

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Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Got the job done quickly and efficiently. Problem solved!
Excellent job.

Sam

13 years of experience
123 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Sam showed up right on time and did an outstanding job. My Jeep broke down and he diagnosed the problem in only a few minutes. Once he got the part he replaced it in less than an hour. Very friendly and professional.
Sam was great and did quick work. I would recommend Sam to anyone and am more than pleased with the service. I have a very high mileage car and he helped me identify some more repairs I should look in to.

Brian

22 years of experience
100 reviews
Brian
22 years of experience
Very friendly and knowledgeable. I had bought the part previously and he told me that the starter piece I bought was too big. He suggested I go exchange it for the right piece and even waited while I did the exchange! Awesome mechanic and glad my first experience with the company was with a fantastic mechanic! Highly recommend!

Lucas

8 years of experience
33 reviews
Lucas
8 years of experience
Good service

Deane

9 years of experience
283 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Deane was knowledgeable and professional. He got my starter replaced as requested and help diagnose other issues.

Dan

37 years of experience
738 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Wonderful experience with Dan. Arrived before scheduled time. Very professional and experienced.

Rod

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Rod
15 years of experience
Early and very professional

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Brandon is a great mechanic. He fixed my car and even helped me with my other vehicle when it had trouble starting.

Lucas

19 years of experience
846 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Honest, hardworking man of the people, old school Mechanic. Great Experience

Armando

8 years of experience
37 reviews
Armando
8 years of experience
Armando showed up on time and replaced my starter accurately, he also gave me several recommendations for my car. Definitely, he is very professional, and I will recommend it.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Frederick?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2008 Ford F-150 $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $370 $289.61 $79.99 6% $397.11
2011 BMW 750i xDrive $714 $457.71 $255.96 10% $801.71
2007 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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