Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Suitland.

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$156.39 - $1,106.54

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

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Jeffrey

25 years of experience
843 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Great work every time
Jeffrey and his wife were so great. They took care of my car and made me feel confident about their service. I just moved and didn't have a mechanic I could trust, but now I certainly do with Jeffrey and MyMechanic!

Rey

23 years of experience
103 reviews
Rey
23 years of experience
Best mechanic I've used in LA. Although I just booked him to replace the starter motor, Rey went above and beyond to talk with me about other issues with my car without trying to push services. He informed me about a recall issue that the Toyota service centre didn't even make me aware of after several failed attempts at clearing the check engine light. Rey really took the time to look after my car. Outstanding service.

Jeffrey

12 years of experience
43 reviews
Jeffrey
12 years of experience
Excellent

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
It's great to have the mechanic come to my car since the car didn't start. Otherwise it would have needed to be towed.

Hiram

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Hiram
23 years of experience
Great!

Luis

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Luis
15 years of experience
Luis was early for my appointment. Notified me that I needed a battery replacement. I went and got it while he continued working. He the. Notified me after the battery cables were replaced that the starter also needed to be replaced. He was able to get it the same day not like the Cadillac dealer who first looked at my car. He returned and finished the work. This services saved me 50% verses the dealer with the same warranty. I have already scheduled my next service for my 2002 Tahoe for a water pump & thermostat replacement.

Andrew

23 years of experience
149 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
Great experience Andrew was quick and timely with job will definitely recommend Andrew and yourmechanich.

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
Alfredo was great, quick and offered advice on how I could care for my car further.

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Pretty good. Was frustrated with communication. Cease held to his word and that eased me.

Terry

28 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
The best. Friendly and so knowledgeable. I'm asking for him every time I need anything.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Suitland?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Ram 2500 $1228 $1148.42 $79.99 2% $1255.92
2007 Pontiac Montana $284 $204.17 $79.99 8% $311.67
2012 Subaru Forester $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2015 Audi Q7 $1431 $511.58 $919.88 18% $1747.83
2007 BMW X5 $628 $444.30 $183.97 9% $691.55
2005 Porsche 911 $1588 $1356.08 $231.97 4% $1667.83

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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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