(641) 357-7117
880 US Highway 18 W.
Clear Lake, IA 50428
  • 24 - Hour Key Drop
  • Local Shuttle Service
  • Honesty & Integrity in all our Services
  • Free Estimates on Repairs

Glen's Tire Service Inc. provides Starter Replacement services to Clear Lake, IA, Mason City, IA, Garner, IA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Glen's Tire Service 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 Glen's Tire Service 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 Clear Lake, IA, Mason City, IA, Garner, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Clear Lake IA | Garner IA | Mason City IA | and surrounding areas

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Glen's Tire Service Inc. in Clear Lake, IA

At Glen's Tire Service Inc., we deliver honesty and integrity in all our services. With free estimates on repairs, a 24-hour key drop, local shuttle service, and other ammenities, we work hard to ensure that you have a great experience with us when you come to us for auto repairs, tires, or wheels in Clear Lake, IA. Located just minutes from Mason City and Garner, we also serve the automotive needs of those communities as well. We're a proud member of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and have earned an A+ rating by the BBB for our service.

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Phone: (641) 357-7117
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Address: 880 US Highway 18 W
Clear Lake, IA 50428
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