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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,839

Rating Summary
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Christopher

23 years of experience
79 reviews
Christopher
23 years of experience
Very professional and friendly
Chris showed up on time, was knowledgeable and was quick to finish the work satisfactorily.

Eric

13 years of experience
124 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Eric was a great mechanic that did the job in a minimal amount of time. He communicated with me and was straight forward with the job an any further things I might have to fix in the future. Overall I was very pleased with the experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Eric.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
353 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Service received by Jonathan was excellent. I am very pleased with the work he performed and his demeanor was superb.

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
I needed the starter replaced on my 2007 volkswagen jetta and James arrived a little early and did the installation and also a thorough inspection of my car. He got it up and running and was very professional and a pleasure to have complete the work. I already have recommended him to others. Thank you!

Collins

10 years of experience
114 reviews
Collins
10 years of experience
Collins was timely and professional

Theodore

14 years of experience
1066 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Had great experience. Very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and nice to work with. Would definitely hire him again.

Joshua

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Joshua
11 years of experience
Josh arrived on time, completed the repair professionally and provided me valuable advice about the condition of my car. I will certainly trust him with my next car maintenance job.

David

40 years of experience
220 reviews
David
40 years of experience
Great

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience

Brandon

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Fantastic experience definitely would use again


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Odenton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Volkswagen CC $316 $220.08 $95.98 9% $349.08
2011 Chrysler Town & Country $503 $295.23 $207.97 12% $574.73
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee $423 $230.75 $191.97 13% $488.75
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $1251 $1042.73 $207.97 5% $1322.23
2015 BMW X1 $589 $389.49 $199.97 10% $658.24
2008 BMW M5 $1276 $580.27 $695.91 15% $1515.52

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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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