When repairing and replacing starters, we use high-quality parts for longevity.
When you turn your key in the ignition of your car (or press the starter button), several components within the vehicle get to work. One of these is the starter, which is a small motor that receives its power from the battery. A starter transmits power to the engine, helping to get it running as quickly as possible. When starters don’t receive the power they need from the battery or are malfunctioning in other ways, they can’t start vehicles. You might think the battery is to blame when your engine won’t turn over, but it could also be the starter that needs attention.
Bad starters often give off a few warning signs when they don’t work as they should. These signs include a clicking, grinding, or whirring sound when you push the start button or turn the key in the ignition, an engine that won’t crank, and smoke coming from the vehicle. If your dashboard lights illuminate but the engine won’t turn over, the starter may also be to blame, as this indicates that the battery is providing power to at least some of the electrical components.
If your car won’t start, bring it to Johnny’s Muffler & Auto Express and our technicians will take a closer look. We can determine whether the starter is to blame or if the vehicle is experiencing another issue that is impacting the starting system. When repairing and replacing starters, we use high-quality parts for longevity. Our automotive services are available to vehicle owners located in and around Salisbury, North Carolina.