548 Cleveland Avenue | Albany, CA | (510) 526-7878
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El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body provides Starter Replacement services to El Cerrito, CA, Berkeley, CA, Albany, CA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |  

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body

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 El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body?

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 El Cerrito, CA, Berkeley, CA, Albany, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Albany CA | Berkeley CA | El Cerrito CA | and surrounding areas

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El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body

El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body is a pillar of the Albany, CA community. El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Albany, California area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body. We offer auto body repair. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. We carry lawn and garden tires. Take this opportunity to browse El Cerrito Tires & Auto Body website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (510) 526-7878
Fax: (510) 280-1630
Address: 548 Cleveland Avenue
Albany, CA 94710

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