Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Waldorf.

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YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,024

Rating Summary
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Richard

9 years of experience
448 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
He did a great job.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
This is the 3rd time Brandon has serviced my car and each time his service was far above my expectation on every level. I would highly recommend him.

Jeffrey

12 years of experience
47 reviews
Jeffrey
12 years of experience
Excellent

Matthew

31 years of experience
666 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Matthew was very friendly and helpful. Very knowledgeable about my Mitsubishi . He did a great and quick job in replacing my starter and getting my car up and running again.

Art

23 years of experience
88 reviews
Art
23 years of experience
I had several issues wrong with two separate vehicles and family in town to entertain for the weekend. Having Art from 'YourMechanic' to come directly to the house and to successfully fix all of the issues from replacing a starter, fixing a exhaust leak, to a simple oil changed, all within a few hours, really showed me the range and abilities of this mechanic and others employed by 'YourMechanic'. My expectations for this company are now through the roof!!! Great job.

Tomas

11 years of experience
226 reviews
Tomas
11 years of experience
Arrived on time and started to work on the car! I highly recommend him!

Chris

18 years of experience
402 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was great! Ended up not being to make appointment due to work so wife was there. He was very professional and explained everything as well. Will use again.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
846 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Jeffery did the job quickly out in a parking lot while the weather was yucky. He showed me what was happening to my car and let me know what to look for in the future.

John

34 years of experience
315 reviews
John
34 years of experience
Very professional and helpful. Worked quickly and kept me informed throughout the process. Great experience.

Ben

23 years of experience
22 reviews
Ben
23 years of experience
Honest Diagnosis. Thanks Ben!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Waldorf?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Chevrolet Malibu $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $851 $723.46 $127.98 4% $895.46
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 $325 $229.38 $95.98 9% $358.38
2005 BMW 320i $765 $413.53 $351.95 13% $886.53
2008 Audi A4 $344 $247.76 $95.98 8% $376.76
2012 Porsche Cayenne $2025 $961.14 $1063.86 15% $2390.89

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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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