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Dellano

17 years of experience
404 reviews
Dellano
17 years of experience
Very friendly and professional. He was early for our appointment, and got my car running again in less than 30 minutes.
Dellano was great. I will definitely be requesting him for any further needs!

Andrew

10 years of experience
605 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Starter Replacement: Andy was a total PRO! Got the job done quickly and checked over the rest of the car for maintenance issues. Completely POSITIVE experience - Will definitely be a repeat customer!
He was great showed up earlier than expected and explained everything that was happening in detail and got me back on the road and no time.

Charles

16 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
16 years of experience
This was my first experience with yourmechanic.com and everything went like clockwork. Charles arrived on time, finished the work to my satisfaction, and spent time explaining the condition of my car. On top of that, it cost me less than half of what the dealer charges for this work. All I needed to do was lead him to the car, leave, go back when he was finished, and sign my name. I plan to use yourmechanic.com and Charles whenever possible in the future.

Yoel

8 years of experience
132 reviews
Yoel
8 years of experience
Yoel was really good at diagnosing the not so straight forward issue with my car. It was one of a kind where the battery was draining extremely quickly even when the engine was not running. Eventually it turned out to be a problem with the starter which was correctly diagnosed by Yoel. I highly recommend him to anyone who is having auto problems.

Tony

14 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
14 years of experience
Tony was awesome!!! He called me in advance to let me know he would be running late, got the work done in a timely manner, and brought some things to my boyfriend's attention that needed some looking at. We will definitely recommend him and use him in the future!

Joshua

26 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
26 years of experience
Joshua was wonderful throughout the experience. He called the day before to clarify questions, and the day of to let me know he could arrive early. Upon arriving, he quickly fixed the problem before the estimated time. Fair pricing, incredibly friendly and personable. I will recommend Joshua to anyone I know who has vehicle issues.

Justin

7 years of experience
354 reviews
Justin
7 years of experience
Justin arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me exactly what was going on with my car. Great Job!!!!!

Miguel

34 years of experience
258 reviews
Miguel
34 years of experience
Miguel was very professional me courteous. He provided excellent customer service. He arrived on time and replaced the starter on my truck in no time. Quite pleased so far.

Andy

29 years of experience
27 reviews
Andy
29 years of experience
Very efficient and knowable

Shaun

15 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
15 years of experience
Nice job!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Rockville?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chrysler 300 $251 $138.88 $111.98 13% $289.38
2015 Honda Odyssey $406 $326.23 $79.99 6% $433.73
2012 Hyundai Equus $348 $268.48 $79.99 7% $375.98
2012 BMW 335i xDrive $608 $392.11 $215.97 10% $682.36
2005 BMW 325i $681 $425.35 $255.96 11% $769.35
2016 Porsche Boxster $1060 $867.78 $191.97 5% $1125.78

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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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