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(248) 544-2100    •    23459 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220    •    HOURS: Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm, SAT 8am - 2PM
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Wetmore Tire and Auto provides Starter Replacement services to Ferndale, MI, Royal Oak, MI, Detroit, MI, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Wetmore Tire and 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 Wetmore Tire and 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 Ferndale, MI, Royal Oak, MI, Detroit, MI, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Detroit MI | Ferndale MI | Royal Oak MI | and surrounding areas

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Wetmore Tire & Auto in Ferndale, MI

For 87 years, drivers in Ferndale, Royal Oak, and Detroit, MI, as well as the surrounding areas have chosen Wetmore Tire and Auto for their tires and auto repairs. Wobbly wheels? No problem. We've been making wobbly wheels straight since 1928. We've got a large selection of used and OEM wheels available for purchase. Our tire inventory is the best in Ferndale, with selections from top brands like MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, and Uniroyal®, so you'll be sure to find the right tires for your needs. If your car has something wrong, use our online vehicle diagnostics center to diagnose and fix the problem. Enter your vehicle info to begin and schedule an appointment to have the problem fixed. Trust our ASE-certified technicians to handle your brake repairs, oil change, engine diagnostics or wheel alignment, or any other car repair you need. Stop where you see the car on the roof----Wetmore Tire & Auto in Ferndale.