Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Mclean.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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John

18 years of experience
426 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Great he did a very good job
John did a great job installing the starter for my Toyota

Scott

32 years of experience
349 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Fantastic very friendly
Scott was a lifesaver. He went above & beyond. His knowledge is vast, I was so impressed. I would recommend him to everyone.

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien is very professional and a very good mechanic
Tien showed up early, which is good. He replaced the starter in half hour, and I have peace of mind now :)

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.

Dereje

18 years of experience
22 reviews
Dereje
18 years of experience
Derejes was really friendly and nice. He finished the job quickly. He also explained everything he did.

Joseph

31 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
Did the job quickly and was helpful.

Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
I really appreciate Colin's tenacity. He worked on this car for 3 days; and finally diagnosed the problem as the starter. I think the job would have been completed sooner if he had the diagnostics sooner. Language could be cleaner???? __________ this and ______________that. Also, I believe he is to return Saturday at 1 p.m. When he does, ask him to bring a headlight(high beam)-which is also the parking light. We talked about his bringing a can of freon to load in the a/c.

Jay

35 years of experience
705 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
He got here 45 minutes before the scheduled appointment and got right to work very polite and very professional thank Jay I'm very happy with the work you did..

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
712 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
He was fantastic,he got the job done quick he was easy going and I could he knew what he was doing

Richard

11 years of experience
600 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Made it easy on me


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Mclean?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Ford Focus $280 $200.35 $79.99 8% $307.85
2008 Smart Fortwo $438 $350.08 $87.98 6% $468.33
2010 Toyota 4Runner $442 $290.22 $151.98 10% $494.47
2010 BMW 650i $1124 $516.42 $607.92 15% $1333.42
2005 Cadillac DeVille $494 $317.81 $175.97 10% $554.31
2007 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.

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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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