Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Gambrills.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Rusty

21 years of experience
354 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Could not be happier!
Rusty arrived right on time. He explained what he was gonna do and got it done in a timely manner. Great guy and I am glad he was able to get me taken care of.

Joel

19 years of experience
741 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel was very chill and professional; he replaced my starter in no time. I'd definitely recommend Joel to anyone who needs to get their old car up and running again.
Joel showed up on time, was very professional and courteous. Replaced the starter in the allotted time and left no mess in our garage. A true professional. We were very pleased with Joel. Highly recommend him for your mechanic needs. If we have another mechanical issue we will certainly request Joel. We couldn't be happier.

Hani

18 years of experience
79 reviews
Hani
18 years of experience
Quick and professional

Doug

32 years of experience
139 reviews
Doug
32 years of experience
Very efficient and courteous. Will call again when needed

Andrew

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew was on time...very courteous and finished the job in a timely manner. We will definatley be using him in the near future. Highly recommend!!

Armando

8 years of experience
37 reviews
Armando
8 years of experience
Amanda was timely through and curtious. I would highly recommend him.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua was really friendly and very professional and made my bad situation so much better. Great mechanic!

Breck

18 years of experience
528 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Super friendly, very fast with changing out my starter, also gave me recommendations for my car’s maintenance. Definitely would call again for any other auto needs

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great service from start to finish. was punctual, knowledgeable, and completed our work quickly to get us back on the road. Would definitely recommend.

Attila

17 years of experience
427 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Great job


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Gambrills?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Chevrolet Impala $317 $220.53 $95.98 9% $349.53
2010 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $312 $216.20 $95.98 9% $345.20
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander $380 $299.68 $79.99 6% $407.18
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $657 $537.16 $119.98 5% $698.41
2014 Audi A8 Quattro $1300 $659.97 $639.92 14% $1519.97
2005 Porsche 911 $1588 $1356.08 $231.97 4% $1667.83

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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.

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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How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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