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There’s no worse feeling than turning the key to your car and it not starting. A common reason for this is needing a starter replacement. Having to replace your starter can be stressful. Relieve some stress by taking your vehicle into your local auto repair shop, Brown’s Quality Automotive of Vancouver, Washington. They will test and inspect your starter, and get your vehicle on the road again, quickly and efficiently.
Signs of a bad starter
Your vehicle may give you signs it may need a starter replacement. Some warning signs of a failing starter are:
- Your vehicle won’t start
- The interior lights dim when attempting to start the vehicle
- Grinding noises when the car is starting or running
- Starter is covered in oil
- Burning smell or smoke coming from under the hood
- Starter continues to run after the engine is started
The skilled mechanics at Brown’s Quality Automotive Services of Vancouver, WA will be able to identify if it’s a battery or charging issue, or often times a bad ignition switch. If both of those are ruled out, we can help you determine if it’s time to replace the starter in your vehicle.
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What causes my starter to go bad
Generally starters go bad with age and millage. There are a few other factors that can cause a starter to go bad, such as internal corrosion and rust, a broken gear, a melted terminal and many other possibilities. Because so many factors can be involved, it’s best to bring your car to a trusted mechanic who specializes in such repairs.
How often should I replace my starter
Having your starter replaced and installed is only done as needed. Unlike an oil change or tune up, your starter will only need to be replaced once it goes out. If you’re concerned your starter might not be working properly, contact us at Brown’s Quality Automotive Services to have your starter tested.
Starter Replacement in Vancouver WA
Serving Customers in the Greater Vancouver WA Area