Alpine Tire provides Starter Replacement services to Glenwood Springs, CO, Rifle, CO, Aspen, CO, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Alpine Tire

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 Alpine Tire?

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 Glenwood Springs, CO, Rifle, CO, Aspen, CO, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Aspen CO | Glenwood Springs CO | Rifle CO | and surrounding areas

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Alpine Tire

Alpine Tire has been serving the Roaring Fork Valley since 1980. We're committed to providing you with the highest quality customer service and the best products on the market. We only sell reputable tires and wheels from reliable brands, and we provide professional maintenance and auto repair services using high-quality equipment. See us for your next brake repair, belt and hose replacement, suspension service, oil change, and much more. Our staff works on both foreign and domestic vehicles. Our family-owned and operated business serves customers located in and around the Glenwood Springs, Colorado area. We employ a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance, and light truck or SUV tires. Our custom wheel selection is diverse with many styles and sizes available. We can keep your tires and wheels at their best with routine rotation, balancing, and alignment services. Use our website to shop for tires online or learn more about the automotive repair services we provide.

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Phone: (970) 945-6662
Fax: (970) 945-9561
Address: 2750 S. Glen Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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