Signs that Your Starter is Failing

When your car has trouble or even refuses to start, it's natural to think that the battery is at fault. When the battery checks out okay, though, the starter could commonly be at fault. Following are several reasons why your starter may need attention.

A starter that makes a grinding noise is telling you that its gears are worn out. Another sign is a whining noise, known as freewheeling, that occurs when you try to start your vehicle, but it doesn't turn over. If you see smoke or smell something burning, the electrical connection to the starter may be faulty. That necessitates bringing it in for immediate inspection.

If it's time to replace your vehicle with a newer model, come to our Cary, NC dealership. We can help you find a new-to-you vehicle that will last for miles of family adventures.



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