Starters Hesperia, CA

One essential component of any car or vehicle is the starter, yet it is often overlooked until it is too late, and you cannot start your vehicle.  Whether you have an older vehicle that uses a key to start the engine or a more modern vehicle which uses a start button or remote, the starter is still responsible for creating the series of reactions to start the motor.  If you notice signs that the starter may be failing it is essential to repair starter or replace starter before you end up unable to start the vehicle.  At Scotty's Automotive Repair we have highly trained and experienced technicians who can properly repair or replace any starter.

What is a Starter?

The starter is responsible for taking electrical current from the battery of the car to activate the starter, which causes the car's engine to spin and start.  This sequence of events occurs when you either put the key in the ignition and turn it or in more modern vehicles if you press the start button or remote key.  Without the starter, you would be unable to use your vehicle.

What Can Cause the Starter to Go Bad?

  • Age- Like any other part on your vehicle over time, the parts in the starter can become worn or broken, leading to starter failure.
  • Worn Parts- The starter solenoid is exposed to high temperatures and can be damaged, causing the starter to fail. The pinion gear contains "teeth" that can become worn or broken over time and use, causing the starter to go bad.
  • Improper Installation- One of the most common reasons a starter goes bad is due to improper installation. Since the starter operates using electrical connections, it can be a bit tricky to install, and it is always advised to have a professional mechanic work on your car’s starter.

Signs Your Starter Is Going Bad

  • Unable to Start Vehicle- The first and most obvious sign that the starter is going bad is that you will not be able to start your vehicle.
  • Starter Is Making A Clicking Noise- If you try to start your vehicle and you hear a clicking sound, it is an indication that there may be a problem with the electrical current causing the starter to fail.
  • Sporadic Starting Issues- One sign that the starter is starting to go bad is sporadic issues starting your vehicle. If one day, your vehicle starts right up, and the next it takes longer to start, and this cycle begins occurring regularly, it is time to have your starter serviced.
  • Starter Remains on Even When Engine Is Running- When you start the engine of your car and release the key or button this should stop the starter as the engine is now running, it the starter remains on it is an indication that you have a problem with the starter.
  • Interior Lights Dim- When you turn the key or press the button to start your car, the starter takes electrical current from other systems, and if the starter is going bad you may notice that the interior lights dim while starting the car.

At Scotty's Automotive Repair the safety of our customers is our number one priority, and it is crucial to make sure you are keeping up on routine maintenance including having your starter repaired before it is too late and you are left stranded.  We have mechanics on hand who specialize in starter repair and starter replacement.   If you are concerned about the starter of your vehicle and want it inspected, call us today to schedule an appointment, and we will answer any questions you may have.