3521 Whiskey Bottom Road
Laurel, MD 20724

Mon - Wed: 7:00AM - 6:00PM

Thu: 7:00AM - 8:00PM

Fri: 7:00AM - 6:00PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

90.0% would refer friends and family to us

5 stars Verified customer

Fast, thorough, and reasonable! Starting Gate is our first choice for vehicle maintenance! Joe works magic to get us scheduled and keep us updated. Five-Star Service!

1 stars Verified customer

Terrible!!! Multiple problems after the car was worked on. Had the 90k mile service to change timming belt, water pump, hoses, spark plugs. The car was losing antifreeze and overheated afterwards. Leak was not found after I brought car back but I have to add about a 1/2 gal of antifreeze every 3 months. Car also developed an emissions problem shortly after it was worked on. Seems like the intake plenum manifold has an air leak at the gasket...which is a part they should have replaced when they removed the plenum to access the spark plugs. Lug nuts were overtight and I could not get them off. Multiple bolts were missing from the engine.

4 stars Verified customer

I feel that Starting Gate did good work. They took care of my car and gave me a decent price on the work done. The part shouldn't have been as expensive but it was worth it with the warranty I guess. Overall I am a satisfied customer.

4 stars Verified customer

The work was done quickly and priced reasonably. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

5 stars Verified customer

I have dealt with Joe, the service technician and Starting Gate for a number years and several different vehicles for service. I have always found them courteous, knowledgable, and helpful. My last visit was for a "tuneup". While I was shocked at the cost, Joe went over each item and covered what needed to be done. While I joked that it meant that I would be eating "franks and beans" for a while they handled the repairs promptly and even attended to a request to repair an item that was not covered by their mechanical duties.

5 stars Verified customer

Always excellent service and value for money.

5 stars Verified customer

I would recommend Starting Gaye to my friends and family.

1 stars Verified customer

On my last visit, in 2009, I was promised that my fuel pump would be replaced before closing, and that I would be called when the work was complete. I received no call, and had to spend the weekend without a car. Also, no apology for not calling, and nearly $1000 for a fuel pump that lasted less that 3 years. Upon further reflection, I realized that the quality of their service had deteriorated since I first began going there several years before. I have since found another repair shop that is much better and cheaper: when the fuel pump SGSC sold me went bad, they replaced it for over $300 less, and that pump is still going strong after over 4 years.

5 stars Verified customer

My experience at starting gate for the very first time was very rewarding. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The price for the job was within my range and I do want to thank them for this.

5 stars Verified customer

I won't go anywhere else for car repairs. Everyone at the shop is very friendly. They keep me informed and keep their promises on repair completion time.