Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Montgomery Village.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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Number of Reviews

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Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
He serviced my vehicle very good
Steve was very professional and honest. I will use him and this service for now on!!

Joseph

18 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Great mechanic arrive promptly diagnose the issue very quiclkly... He replaced the faulty part fast and get my vehical back on the road!

Tabitha

15 years of experience
189 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Quick response and very knowledgeable.

Ted

32 years of experience
6 reviews
Ted
32 years of experience
Thank you Ted!

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Shayan was able to come earlier and did a great job.

Christopher

18 years of experience
123 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Christopher was very punctual, professional, and he diagnosed the problem with my car and had it fixed within a couple hours. If that wasnt enough, the quote given far was under what most shop mechanics quoted. Would definitely use again!!!

Bernie

50 years of experience
20 reviews
Bernie
50 years of experience
He got the job done fast

Joseph

22 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
22 years of experience
Joseph was very professional very fast good communicator

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Excellent work

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Amazing service. I would highly recommend.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Montgomery Village?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Toyota Sequoia $822 $462.03 $359.95 13% $945.78
2006 Ford E-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2015 Volkswagen Golf $420 $323.73 $95.98 7% $452.73
2010 Audi A3 $320 $224.30 $95.98 9% $353.30
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $673 $592.88 $79.99 3% $700.38
2015 Porsche 911 $1075 $850.84 $223.97 6% $1151.84

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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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