Knowing Starter Warning Signs

Although a common cause of a vehicle not starting is a dead battery, this is not the only reason why a car may not be starting. Often it is the vehicle's starter that is the culprit.

One of the first visible signs of a malfunctioning starter is the presence of smoke that may also be accompanied by a burning smell. An audible grinding noise or whining sound can be additional signals that the starter is not functioning properly. A starter that is taking on oil due to engine leaks is also a major sign of imminent malfunction. Often, it is not the starter but the solenoid that is causing ignition issues. To isolate the problem, it is recommended to check for signs of a malfunctioning solenoid.

We invite you to stop by Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe today to let our expertly trained sales associates examine your starter for any potential issues.

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