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Please note that the service descriptions reflect industry standards; the techniques or equipment used in our shop may vary. Depending on the state of your vehicle, the repairs you need will vary. Applicable repairs are determined at the discretion of our technicians and only performed with your approval first. Auto repairs and price quotes will include only what our technicians discuss with you.
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The starter is a motor that, when supplied with electricity from a vehicle’s battery, will engage the flywheel ring gear and crank the engine. When a driver turns the key to start the engine, the battery sends a small supply of electricity to the starter solenoid. In turn, the solenoid powers the motor which sends a gear to mesh with the ring gear on a vehicle’s flywheel. Depending on the vehicle, the starter may be a direct drive (DD), planetary gear (PLGR), permanent magnet gear reduction (PMGR), permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD), or offset gear reduction (OSGR). In a DD starter, components are attached in a line and run off the armature. A PLGR starter has a shaft that the armature uses and is good at increasing torque. A PMGR starter is similar to a PLGR starter except the PMGR starter uses permanent magnets instead of field coils. Similarly, PMDD starters are akin to DD starters except PMDDs use permanent magnets instead of field coils. Finally, OSGR starters do not run directly off the armature. No matter the type, each starter ultimately plays an essential role in powering a vehicle.
In addition to an inoperable engine, there are other factors that indicate a replacement is needed. If your starter is making a clicking sound that lasts momentarily or the crank is operating slowly, you may need to change your vehicle’s starter. We can look over your starter and review whether or not it is the culprit of current vehicular troubles. If you are unfamiliar with the type of starter your vehicle uses, we will help you find the right one for your vehicle make and model. Our goal is to get your vehicle running again.
We proudly service the Starter Replacement needs of customers in Birmingham, AL, Chelsea, AL, Greystone, AL, and surrounding areas.
Areas Served :
Birmingham, AL | Chelsea, AL | Greystone, AL | and surrounding areas
How do we stay small and sell big at Windham Tire & Auto Clinic? It's simple: years of experience. We've been family-owned and operated since 1995. As the premier auto repair shop in Birmingham, AL, you can feel comfortable bringing your vehicle to us. Our technicians perform a range of quality auto repairs, including brakes, engine diagnostics, scheduled maintenance, and alignments. Call us if you live in Birmingham. We're close to Chelsea, and Greystone, too.
We're not just limited to auto repairs. Buy your next set of tires from us. We pledge our best efforts to make your experience both beneficial and enjoyable. Once you try us, we're sure you'll be back for more!