12111 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80241
303-252-8999
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Alternative Auto Care, Inc. provides Starter Replacement services to Thornton, CO, Westminster, CO, Broomfield, CO, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Alternative Auto Care, Inc.

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 Alternative Auto Care, Inc.?

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 Thornton, CO, Westminster, CO, Broomfield, CO, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Broomfield CO | Thornton CO | Westminster CO | and surrounding areas

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Alternative Auto Care, Inc. in Thornton, CO

Alternative Auto Care, Inc. is your source for complete automotive care. Did your check engine light pop on? Do you need new tires or an oil change? Are you stressing over your vehicle and don't know where to start when it comes to service? Alternative Auto Care, Inc. will take care of your vehicle like one of our own. We offer air conditioning service, timing belts, tires, automotive service, and auto repair for Thornton, CO, Westminster, CO, Broomfield, CO, and surrounding areas. Stop in to our auto repair shop in Thornton, CO for quality service when you need it most or schedule an appointment with us online. We look forward to serving you and your vehicle!

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Thornton, CO 80241
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