Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Middle River.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Richard

11 years of experience
600 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Showed up promptly and got my car working again. Very pleased with my decision to use your company.
Prompt, courteous, well informed and equipt to do the job at hand within the specified time. I highly recommend asking for Richard for your appointments.

Joseph

16 years of experience
115 reviews
Joseph
16 years of experience
Very professional and did a great job. Would definitely use him again

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
He is awesome. Does great work. I'm glad he is working on our car

Charles

9 years of experience
64 reviews
Charles
9 years of experience
He was very professional and friendly

Michael

7 years of experience
9 reviews
Michael
7 years of experience
very humble and tries very hard to make sure you are a happy camper when he is done

Will

10 years of experience
49 reviews
Will
10 years of experience
Very helpful and did the job excellently. Came very prepared and even gave me advice on other issues. If you want a mechanic who understands car issues and problems all-around, I definitely recommend Will.

Jay

35 years of experience
696 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Jay was quick and very professional. Gave me honest advise on other items regarding my vehicle. Very knowledgeable and amicable. Recommend him to anyone!

Melvin

12 years of experience
157 reviews
Melvin
12 years of experience
Melvin was courteous and knowledgeable and personable. He explained the diagnostic process and what I should do to follow up. In addition to the starter, I needed a new battery, which I replaced myself today. He discussed and explained other areas of my vehicle that either need addressing or monitoring. I would highly recommend Melvin.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience

Edmar

20 years of experience
146 reviews
Edmar
20 years of experience
Edmar was great. He checked everything and explained things thoroughly. I will definitely be requesting him again.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Middle River?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2009 Dodge Journey $231 $135.15 $95.98 12% $264.15
2015 Buick Verano $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 $747 $667.20 $79.99 3% $774.70
2012 Mercedes-Benz G550 $294 $214.14 $79.99 8% $321.64
2011 Jaguar XF $850 $706.37 $143.98 5% $899.87

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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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