Starting System/Starter

Starter Repair & Replacement

When you turn the key in your car, the starter is powered and engages the engine so that it can start. If your starter is broken, your car won’t start. The team at Smith Automotive Solutions can diagnose and fix your car’s starter system using our state-of-the-art equipment and extensive knowledge. Once we’ve figured out what’s wrong, we can quickly fix or replace the needed starter parts and get you back on the road.


Signs of a Bad Starter

Starter failure can be obvious or subtle. In severe cases, your starter may smoke due to overheating or electrical failure. Here are some other signs of a failing starter:

  • Whirring, grinding, or clicking sounds when trying to start your car
  • A loud single click while trying to start the vehicle with no engine crank
  • The instrument cluster, headlights, and radio work normally, but nothing happens when you turn the key

How long does a car starter last?

The lifespan of a car starter can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the make and model of your car, the driving conditions, and how well you maintain your vehicle. However, most starters will last between 50,000 and 100,000 miles.

What are the causes of starter failure?

  • Wear and tear: Over time, the parts in your starter can wear out and need to be replaced.
  • Heat damage: The high heat generated by your engine can damage your starter over time.
  • Electrical problems: Electrical problems, such as a weak battery or faulty wiring, can also cause your starter to fail.
  • Corrosion: Corrosion can build up on the starter terminals and cause them to malfunction.

How to prevent starter failure?

  • Get regular oil changes: Dirty oil can make it harder for your starter to turn the engine over.
  • Keep your battery charged: A weak battery can make it harder for your starter to turn the engine over.
  • Avoid parking in extreme temperatures: Extreme temperatures can damage your starter.
  • Have your starter inspected regularly: A qualified mechanic can identify any potential problems with your starter and fix them before they cause a breakdown.

Starter Repair at Smith Auto

Starter replacement

If your starter can’t be fixed, we can replace it with a high-quality, durable replacement starter. We only use the best parts and components, and our technicians are experts in starter replacement.

Starter diagnosis

If you’re having problems with your starter, it’s important to have it diagnosed by a professional. Our technicians can use their expertise and equipment to quickly and accurately figure out what’s wrong. Once we know what the problem is, we can recommend the best course of action, whether it’s repair or replacement.

Contact us today at Smith Automotive Solutions for all of your starter needs! We are conveniently located in Cleveland, TN, and serve the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of services, including starter replacement, starter diagnosis, and more. Our team is experienced and certified, and we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of service.


Call us today at (423) 790-7270 to schedule an appointment!