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Number of Reviews

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Joseph

18 years of experience
429 reviews
Joseph
18 years of experience
Professional, competent, fast and excellent service. Joseph knows his way around complex engine repair!
Arrived early, very knowledgable, did an awesome job and did it quickly! Will definitely use Joseph again!

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was and is very professional.

Graham

15 years of experience
104 reviews
Graham
15 years of experience
Graham did a great job with replacing my starter. I would highly recommend!

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Absolutely amazing. He’s a miracle worker. I’d give him 10 stars if possible

Shawn

11 years of experience
4 reviews
Shawn
11 years of experience
Did the work quickly and efficiently and the cost was exactly what it was supposed to be. His analysis of future work required was honest and thorough.

Genaro

11 years of experience
266 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Would recommend

Jeremy

18 years of experience
295 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
Jeremy did a great job on replacing the starter and did great! When completed the work and he started my car on the first try. Awesome work.

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Ira showed up on time and completed the work as requested and within the time frame noted. I would definitely use Ira again for any service work in the future.

Juan

20 years of experience
70 reviews
Juan
20 years of experience
Thank you. Your service was appreciated. Highly recommended for automotive needs.

Travis

11 years of experience
309 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Certainly not a time waster. Travis arrived on time and determined in about 10 minutes with a parts examination that I needed a starter. I’m grateful for his efficient fair price service and certainly recommend him to all. Ed Wolter


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Occoquan?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ford Taurus $299 $219.09 $79.99 8% $326.59
2014 Ram ProMaster 3500 $380 $299.64 $79.99 6% $407.14
2012 Toyota Prius $273 $192.93 $79.99 9% $300.43
2014 BMW 650i $971 $715.15 $255.96 8% $1059.15
2012 Mercedes-Benz S600 $681 $592.88 $87.98 4% $711.13
2008 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.

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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