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(515) 986-2221 1150 E. 1st Street (Hwy 44) • Grimes, IA 50111 Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 6:00PM • Sat: 7:30AM - 1:00PM • Sun: Closed

Grimes Tire & Auto Center provides Starter Replacement services to Grimes, IA, Johnston, IA, Urbandale, IA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Grimes Tire & Auto Center

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 Grimes Tire & Auto Center?

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 Grimes, IA, Johnston, IA, Urbandale, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Grimes IA | Johnston IA | Urbandale IA | and surrounding areas

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Grimes Tire & Auto Center in Grimes, IA

Grimes Tire & Auto Center is a pillar of the community. Grimes Tire & Auto Center is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, and auto repair services for customers in Grimes, IA, Johnston, IA, Urbandale, IA, and surrounding Des Moines areas. Our mission is to provide the highest quality vehicle maintenance and repair service at a competitive price. Grimes Tire & Auto Center employs a well-trained staff specializing in automotive repairs on passenger cars, performance vehicles, SUVs and light trucks. Take this opportunity to browse our website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (515) 986-2221
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Address: 1150 E. 1st Street (Hwy 44)
Grimes, IA 50111
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