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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,903

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Jose

15 years of experience
153 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
I would like to thank Jose, for coming out early, fixing my car in a professional manner and not wasting time. My car runs a whole lot better now than in past. I would recommend him to my friends and family. I also in the future would like to have him do some more work on my car. I consider him my mechanic. Great Job.

Rodric

12 years of experience
334 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
Great experience... Rodric was very punctual, did excellent work, fast ,clean & professional...I was very pleased!!!

Raymond

34 years of experience
63 reviews
Raymond
34 years of experience
Raymond was very helpful and very knowledgable, not just for my starter problem but all aspects of my car, belts, brakes ect, and he let me know what else should be serviced, all without pressure to do so immediatly, nice guy, definetly recomend him!!

Allen

34 years of experience
440 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen was on time, did the work and cleaned up after. Good guy to have on your staff

Michael

14 years of experience
501 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Michael arrived well before the appointment time. Michael went right to work, was done in no time (I was previously quoted a 3 hour job time from someone else) & he was a super nice guy. Well worth his 5 star rating & I will be using www.YourMechanic.com real soon here again

Roberto

10 years of experience
18 reviews
Roberto
10 years of experience
Very thorough and very knowledgeable

Joel

19 years of experience
741 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Timely and professional

Frank

38 years of experience
57 reviews
Frank
38 years of experience
Frank was very professional and helpful. His work was swift. Will be calling back.

Chris

18 years of experience
394 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Knowledgeable, polite and efficient. I plan to hire him again for more work and above all, i trust him. This was a great experience. I already recommended him to neighbors.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1075 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Excellent. Thank you.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Towson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Honda Civic $319 $198.91 $119.98 11% $360.16
2006 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2012 Chrysler 200 $479 $295.23 $183.97 11% $542.48
2007 Acura TL $340 $227.98 $111.98 10% $378.48
2004 Audi A8 Quattro $1065 $705.17 $359.95 10% $1188.92
2013 Jaguar XK $850 $706.37 $143.98 5% $899.87

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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.

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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