Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Oakton.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Jamahl

18 years of experience
822 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was very polite. Arrived when he said he would. Did a good job in a timely manner. Very friendly. Went the extra mile by topping the car off with needed oil for my wife which was in the garage. No complaints.

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe was great. We had a little hiccup after the initial work was done but Joe came back and fixed the issue. I have already recommended him to my parents and colleagues at work.

Andrew

15 years of experience
70 reviews
Andrew
15 years of experience
Excellent communication. Andrew kept me informed of his arrival time. Very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Gave me detailed information on everything he was doing and a clear explanation of the problem. Very efficient and made me feel very comfortable know my vehicles was in excellent hands. Great experience and done in a timely manner and at the price I was quoted. Very satisfied customer,stimer here.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
695 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
We had a great experience with Rigoberto. He was very timely and professional. He easily diagnosed and fixed our car's problem (was not starting reliably). The quotes were very competitive compared to chain auto repair shops. We highly recommend.

Max

15 years of experience
35 reviews
Max
15 years of experience
great

Chris

20 years of experience
1574 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Chris was very professional, polite and quite amazing. I'm amazed how he dismantled my old starter and installed the new one, blew my mind.

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Very satisfied....will use services again

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience

Long

20 years of experience
32 reviews
Long
20 years of experience
Mr. Long was very fast and completely knew what he was doing. An honest mechanic is great to find. I will definitely want to use him in the future if I can request a specific mechanic.

William

18 years of experience
129 reviews
William
18 years of experience
William worked hard and got the job done in a few hours. However, he continuously complained to me about how hot it was and how he might not be able to finish because it was so hot, I'm talking a MINIMUM of four complaints. I understand how horrible it is to work in the Florida sun but it's unprofessional to constantly whine about it to your customer. Also, he took some wood out of my trash by the road I assume so he wouldn't have to lay on the grass, and then he left it in my yard for me to clean up. My vehicle is running well and that's the most important thing so I gave four stars.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Oakton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volkswagen Beetle $333 $229.38 $103.98 9% $369.13
2009 Mitsubishi Raider $254 $173.58 $79.99 9% $281.08
2011 Nissan Murano $260 $180.17 $79.99 9% $287.67
2012 Lincoln MKT $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 $626 $546.22 $79.99 4% $653.72
2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG $388 $291.63 $95.98 7% $420.63

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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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