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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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James

28 years of experience
590 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Consistent excellence! Only mechanic I use for this company!
Best mechanic I've ever had and he didn't leave until he made sure the car was perfect. Also, he was just a great guy in general.

Fred

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
He was outstanding, polite, knowledgeable and I am telling all my friends about him and this service!

Terry

11 years of experience
45 reviews
Terry
11 years of experience
Recommend

Kevin

22 years of experience
260 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Able to replace my starter and battery in a timely manner. Was courtous and informed me of some things to keep tabs on in the future to help maintain my car.

Michael

7 years of experience
9 reviews
Michael
7 years of experience
very humble and tries very hard to make sure you are a happy camper when he is done

Tyler

25 years of experience
178 reviews
Tyler
25 years of experience
Tyler is a very polite and a very honest man. He was very knowledgeable. He talked me through everything he was gonna do and things that didn't need to be done and things that I would need to have done and gave me a time frame of when I would need to have it done. He really made me feel at ease. I would RECOMMEND him DEFINITELY.

Joshua

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Joshua
11 years of experience
Josh is professional and answered my questions patiently. Thank you Josh.

Andrew

21 years of experience
169 reviews
Andrew
21 years of experience

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
He is technically and quickly.

Abdul

9 years of experience
411 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
Great experience!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Fredericksburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander $786 $706.30 $79.99 3% $813.80
2015 Volkswagen Passat $420 $323.73 $95.98 7% $452.73
2004 Ford E-250 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2008 Cadillac SRX $285 $204.67 $79.99 8% $312.17
2005 Jaguar XJR $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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