Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Jessup.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Dave

21 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
21 years of experience
Dave was on time plus very patient. He did a wonderful job! Thanks Dave!

Chris

14 years of experience
418 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
On time, courteous and got the job done quick. Highly recommended.

Travis

11 years of experience
321 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
He’s very professional, I would recommend him to anyone. Great work!!

Ricardo

12 years of experience
339 reviews
Ricardo
12 years of experience
First great personality honest true to his work I enjoy talking to him he pointed out a couple of things that need to be done to my car I really appreciated him but most of all he's a down-to-earth guy that really cares about doing the job right and I will be telling my friends and family about the really great job he has done for me thanks Ricardo

Breck

18 years of experience
532 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Breck did a great job installing my starter.

Noel

12 years of experience
42 reviews
Noel
12 years of experience
Professional Great Work

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason did a first rate job. He got right to work, knew exactly how to correct the problem and had the correct replacement starter with him. The whole process took slightly over 1 hour. This was my first experience with My Mechanic and it was excellent thanks to Jason's professionalism.

Jennifer

17 years of experience
71 reviews
Jennifer
17 years of experience
Super impressed with this service! Our car died in the parking lot of a store so we scheduled an appointment for a mobile mechanic. He came quickly and was awesome! Fixed the car right there. Great price, too!

Kevin

27 years of experience
8 reviews
Kevin
27 years of experience
Kevin is a professional with a friendly smile. Answers all questions without hesitation. Prompt and courteous. Hope to have him service my car and recommending to my friends and coworkers.

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Richard was great! He fixed my car within an hour.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Jessup?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 GMC Savana 3500 $363 $282.63 $79.99 7% $390.13
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $605 $365.37 $239.97 11% $687.87
2013 Mazda 3 $311 $230.93 $79.99 8% $338.43
2005 Cadillac Escalade ESV $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2014 Audi A8 Quattro $1300 $659.97 $639.92 14% $1519.97
2007 Porsche Cayman $1568 $1304.53 $263.96 5% $1659.28

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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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