Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Glen Burnie.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Andrew

9 years of experience
233 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Everything was as expected, no surprises. Arrived on time, even early. Was notified when he was on the way. Finished job quickly, thoroughly. Professional and friendly.

Francisco

8 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
8 years of experience
Excellent service!!

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Awesome mechanic! Diagnosed my problem and had a new starter in ....all under an hour! Before this I took my truck to a shop ...had to have it towed in and they were so rude that I had it towed home and booked Matt to fix it. So glad I did! Wish he had been my first step but I know better now. Thanks again Matt

Cognac

18 years of experience
73 reviews
Cognac
18 years of experience
Cognac was on time and did exactly what was needed with no fuss. Not the first time or last time I will be requesting his services.

Tung

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
He was very professional and done a great job. I would recommend Mr. Tung to any and every one.

Mung

19 years of experience
31 reviews
Mung
19 years of experience
Mung is a Awesome mechanic! It was a Awesome experience!

John

18 years of experience
420 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Very fast and effiecient. He knew exactly what he was doing, and i would definitely have him work on my car in the future.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Again, Richard arrived early, had the part needed and repaired and had the car started in less than an hour. He communicated with me what was needed and assured me that he was correct in his diagnosis and was correct.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience

Tim

18 years of experience
17 reviews
Tim
18 years of experience
Tim was professional, adept, punctual, friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, and got the job done right!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Glen Burnie?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 $328 $232.06 $95.98 9% $361.06
2009 Kia Optima $303 $223.41 $79.99 8% $330.91
2007 Toyota Land Cruiser $397 $196.87 $199.97 14% $465.62
2014 Lexus CT200h $607 $310.55 $295.96 14% $708.30
2013 BMW 535i xDrive $771 $563.26 $207.97 8% $842.76
2005 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $392 $295.61 $95.98 7% $424.61

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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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