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If you’ve owned a car for very long, you may have experienced starting problems at some point in time. One day, your car starts just fine, but the next day it won’t start at all. Starters and alternators are designed to last for many miles under a variety of weather and road conditions (at least up to 100,000 if not the entire life of the car). However, the wear and tear of daily use, whether in normal driving conditions or extreme and if you throw in lack of maintenance, it is almost inevitable that you will start to experience starting problems.

Just what are the symptoms of a bad car starter?

  • Your car cranks too slow and at times won’t start at all.
  • Starting problem is intermittent, one day it starts and the next it doesn’t.
  • When turning the key in the ignition, it makes a grinding sound.
  • The lights dim when starting the car.
  • Oil has leaked onto the starter, resulting in a burning smell or smoke.

However, before you spend the money to replace the starter, have your mechanic check out the alternator and battery as well as the ignition system. If they are not the culprit of your starting problems, then it is okay to go ahead and replace the starter

Tip to Remember:  Don’t try to force your car to start as it could make the problem worse or drain your battery.

Need to know more about what are the symptoms of a bad car starter? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Puleo’s Auto Clinic for questions about starters and alternators and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Washington, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

Have questions about what are the symptoms of a bad car starter? Drivers should understand that alternators can also cause starting problems.

If you’ve owned a car for very long, you may have experienced starting problems at some point in time. One day, your car starts just fine, but the next day it won’t start at all. Starters and alternators are designed to last for many miles under a variety of weather and road conditions (at least up to 100,000 if not the entire life of the car). However, the wear and tear of daily use, whether in normal driving conditions or extreme and if you throw in lack of maintenance, it is almost inevitable that you will start to experience starting problems.

Just what are the symptoms of a bad car starter?

  • Your car cranks too slow and at times won’t start at all.
  • Starting problem is intermittent, one day it starts and the next it doesn’t.
  • When turning the key in the ignition, it makes a grinding sound.
  • The lights dim when starting the car.
  • Oil has leaked onto the starter, resulting in a burning smell or smoke.

However, before you spend the money to replace the starter, have your mechanic check out the alternator and battery as well as the ignition system. If they are not the culprit of your starting problems, then it is okay to go ahead and replace the starter

Tip to Remember:  Don’t try to force your car to start as it could make the problem worse or drain your battery.

Need to know more about what are the symptoms of a bad car starter? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Puleo’s Auto Clinic for questions about starters and alternators and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop serves vehicle owners in Washington, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

John Puleo
Puleo's Auto ClinicAuto Repair Shop in Washington, NJ

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239 Route 31 South, Washington, NJ 07882908-835-8488autorepair@puleosauto.com
Mon:07:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:07:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:07:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:07:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:07:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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