Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Germantown.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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Number of Reviews

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Jarius

19 years of experience
48 reviews
Jarius
19 years of experience
He was exceptional and share with me a few hints on how to save money from auto dealer services

Bruce

29 years of experience
3 reviews
Bruce
29 years of experience

Mazyar

6 years of experience
121 reviews
Mazyar
6 years of experience
Very friendly did a great job will highly recommend

Richard

14 years of experience
16 reviews
Richard
14 years of experience
Richard arrived within the specified time frame for my appointment, which I appreciated. He worked on my car in the garage, and despite the hot day, was still friendly and took the time to explain the repair he was going to make. He finished the work within an hour...while I relaxed upstairs in my apartment. It was great! This is the first time I've used YourMechanic, and I was very impressed by the whole experience. Would definitely use YourMechanic and Richard again.

Mathew

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Mathew
22 years of experience
Quick and professional!

Dante

34 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
34 years of experience
Dante did a very good job fixing my starter. He was very professional and careful when he was working on my car. Those are the qualities I look for in a Mechanic. I would recommend him to all my friends and family!

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Professional and fast service. Carlos changed my starter. Highly recommend him!

Oscar

22 years of experience
72 reviews
Oscar
22 years of experience
Knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient!

Chris

20 years of experience
1634 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
AFTER HE FINISHED AND LEFT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON.

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Excellent job.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Germantown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Jeep Compass $247 $135.15 $111.98 13% $285.65
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty $377 $296.89 $79.99 6% $404.39
2011 Chevrolet Camaro $431 $351.23 $79.99 5% $458.73
2013 BMW 750i $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $413 $332.70 $79.99 6% $440.20
2014 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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