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Number of Reviews

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Damian

9 years of experience
389 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Great guy, came in on time, fixed the issue promptly. Damian will be my go to guy!
Good work

Kevin

23 years of experience
18 reviews
Kevin
23 years of experience
n/a

Chad

14 years of experience
76 reviews
Chad
14 years of experience
He's awesome. He came on time and finished the work in less time. We was amazed and happy to have found this site. Will use for now on. He's the real MVP!

Christopher

18 years of experience
119 reviews
Christopher
18 years of experience
Christopher was professional. He went above and beyond to make sure my service was complete. I would definitely use him again.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Great all around!

Jay

35 years of experience
688 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience
Great work and very knowledgeable

Nathan

27 years of experience
257 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Nathan did a great job. He showed up on time and did exactly what the job called for. He walked me through the steps he would take while changing the starter and answered all my questions. He gave me recommendations for other work I need to have done on the vehicle in the future. He cleaned other parts while putting them back on the vehicle. Then cleaned up the work area and left everything better than it was when he arrived. I highly recommend hiring Nathan for your vehicle repair and maintenance needs.

Carzell

16 years of experience
42 reviews
Carzell
16 years of experience
Great experience

Chris

14 years of experience
229 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris arrive on time and began to work right away. He checked everything related to the problem and solve it.

Cognac

18 years of experience
73 reviews
Cognac
18 years of experience
On time, and got the job done quickly with no set backs! Very convenient. Will probably use Cognac again!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Oxon Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Mitsubishi Galant $276 $180.17 $95.98 10% $309.17
2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser $299 $218.53 $79.99 8% $326.03
2012 Volvo XC60 $271 $190.63 $79.99 9% $298.13
2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 $540 $299.66 $239.97 13% $622.16
2009 BMW 128i $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2014 Audi S4 $805 $620.96 $183.97 7% $868.21

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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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