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7835 Ivory Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 638-2710
1150 St. Louis Rd.
Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 345-0611
25 Commercial St.
Millstadt, IL 62260
(618) 476-7490

Mike's Automotive provides Starter Replacement services to Collinsville, IL, St. Louis, MO, Millstadt, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Mike's Automotive

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 Mike's Automotive?

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 Collinsville, IL, St. Louis, MO, Millstadt, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Collinsville IL | Millstadt IL | St. Louis MO | and surrounding areas

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Mike's Automotive

For the best in auto repairs & tires in and around the St. Louis, MO area, call Mike's Automotive. Since 1976, drivers like you have relied on the experts at our shop to take care of all your car repair and tire needs. We specialize in engine rebuilding and automotive machine shop services, but we can assist with general auto repairs, too. Our skilled technicians use quality parts from AC Delco and we're a t3-certified tire shop, to boot. Choose tires for your car, truck, or SUV from the industry's best brands. No matter what your vehicle needs, if you live in the Saint Louis, MO area,  bring it to us and experience us continuing the tradition of excellence.

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