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Dellano

16 years of experience
355 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
The best I mechanic I have encountered I was sure I had to replace my starter but it turns out it was just that my battery was corroded. Saved me 200 dollars and very fast took about 10 minutes.
Dellano was great. I will definitely be requesting him for any further needs!

Andrew

9 years of experience
533 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew was friendly and professional. He answered questions while still getting the work on-time. I enjoyed the experience and would definitely use him again.
Andrew did a fantastic job and was extremely timely. Communication was off the charts good and I never had to wonder what was going on. Would strongly recommend Andrew to anyone searching for a trustworthy mechanic.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 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.

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Great

Kiri

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
18 years of experience
Kiri was friendly and professional, and worked very fast efficiently on my car.

Torey

23 years of experience
41 reviews
Torey
23 years of experience
Torey was an excellent mechanic. Very professional, courteous, and fast. I would recommend him to everyone, and would definitely use his services again! Thank you!

Jose

14 years of experience
291 reviews
Jose
14 years of experience
Knowledgeable and kind will recommend again

Jose

23 years of experience
60 reviews
Jose
23 years of experience
The guy was real professional and did a excellent job

Victor

33 years of experience
88 reviews
Victor
33 years of experience
Victor arrived on time; very personable; got right to work; had repair completed in one hour. Was very thorough and went over all spects of work to be done kept me informed of progress along the way. I will definitely be using Victor again. The service cost was less than shop price and worth every penny spent.

Tavaris

12 years of experience
93 reviews
Tavaris
12 years of experience
He got the job done fast


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
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 $314 $233.98 $79.99 8% $341.48
2009 Ford Escape $307 $226.65 $79.99 8% $334.15
2006 Ford E-150 $292 $212.47 $79.99 8% $319.97
2010 Audi A6 $365 $244.60 $119.98 10% $405.85
2012 Infiniti FX50 $543 $431.23 $111.98 6% $581.73
2009 Ford Mustang $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48

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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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