Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Gwynn Oak.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Sami

19 years of experience
69 reviews
Sami
19 years of experience
Sami worked very hard - changing the starter proved to be a lot harder as some bolts were rusted. Nevertheless, he did not give up and persevered till he was successful. My compliments for his dedication to getting the job done, despite the challenge.

Chandler

9 years of experience
15 reviews
Chandler
9 years of experience

Michael

14 years of experience
502 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Awesome guy. Was very professional and punctual. Would recommend

Jose

14 years of experience
292 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
He's a great mechanic and has awesome customer service!

Scott

34 years of experience
595 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Very impressed with Scott, ahead was professional and knowledgeable great Mechanic.

Aaron

12 years of experience
13 reviews
Aaron
12 years of experience
Very professional... took care of daughters vehicle while keeping me informed by phone... much appreciated

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Awesome professional and knowledgeable

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Awesome job, didn't take long at all. I would definitely recommend Matt!!

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Mr, Richard was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He explain the problem with confidence. And than, he went out to purchase the part and install it within an hour.

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Straight to point. Very knowledgeable. Went above and beyond of what was necessary. He provided me with tips for future incidents.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Gwynn Oak?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volvo V70 $301 $204.58 $95.98 9% $333.58
2004 Saab 9-3 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2006 Ford Explorer $368 $287.98 $79.99 6% $395.48
2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 $462 $381.77 $79.99 5% $489.27
2004 BMW 320i $765 $413.53 $351.95 13% $886.53
2008 Audi S6 $1396 $419.95 $975.87 19% $1731.45

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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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