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Jim Roberts West Main Auto provides Starter Replacement services to Elizabethtown, Marietta, Mount Joy, PA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Jim Roberts West Main Auto

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.

Why Should You Have Starter Replacement Services Performed at Jim Roberts West Main Auto?

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 Elizabethtown, Marietta, Mount Joy, PA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Elizabethtown | Marietta | Mount Joy PA | and surrounding areas

Jim Roberts West Main Auto in Mount Joy, PA

Jim Roberts West Main Auto has been serving the community since 1974. Jim Roberts West Main Auto is a leader in offering name brand tires, auto parts, and auto repair services for customers in Mount Joy, Elizabethtown, and Marietta, PA, and surrounding areas.  We offer a great selection of quality tires, parts, and accessories for your car, light truck or SUV and all at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse our website, call us at 717-653-1761 or stop in for personalized service.

 

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Phone: (717) 653-1761
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Address: 14 W Main St
Mount Joy, PA 17552
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