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Noe

36 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
36 years of experience
Noe was very respectful and very knowledgeable in his field. He took care of the job in a professional and expedient manner. I would definitely call on him again.
Kudos for Noe, He was injured on another job, but still kept our appointment! Professional and very experienced. Get well soon.

Mike

13 years of experience
176 reviews
Mike
13 years of experience
Mike showed up right on time and helped me out answering questions and solving my problem. Car sounds great and is running perfectly!

Christopher

17 years of experience
57 reviews
Christopher
17 years of experience
Excellent customer service and extremely knowledgeable about vehicles! Taught me a lot of things about my Kia Sorento! He’s very trustworthy and will be my personal mechanic from now on!

Brandon

20 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
20 years of experience
One of the best person to deal with. He is good and does the job great. He is one you can count on to do the job right.

Aaron

29 years of experience
98 reviews
Aaron
29 years of experience
Aaron did a great job! Was quick and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

Maxwell

18 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
18 years of experience
Great guy. Friendly, on time and work was completed on schedule. Highly recommended.

Matthew

33 years of experience
1173 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Matt has great customer service...he got my car and explain everything to me..He is very knowledgeable and he is easy to talk to. Will recommend him to my friends...

Richard

21 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
21 years of experience
Richard always went above and beyond! Great service and took the time to help me understand the car's multiple problems and the different solutions!

Kevin

33 years of experience
234 reviews
Kevin
33 years of experience

Theodore

16 years of experience
1533 reviews
Theodore
16 years of experience
Very competent and timely


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
2006 Ford E-250 $296 $215.60 $79.99 8% $323.10
2007 Honda Accord $542 $382.01 $159.98 9% $597.01
2014 Kia Forte5 $503 $422.92 $79.99 5% $530.42
2014 BMW 328d $875 $667.08 $207.97 7% $946.58
2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV $370 $274.48 $95.98 8% $403.48
2007 Jaguar XK $342 $262.06 $79.99 7% $369.56

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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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