(401) 596-3401
17 Ledward Ave. | Westerly, RI 02891
We’re Open: Mon.-Fri.: 8am-5pm | Sat.- Sun.: Closed
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Pat's Auto Center provides Starter Replacement services to Westerly, RI, Stonington, CT, Mystic, CT, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Pat's 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 Pat's 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 Westerly, RI, Stonington, CT, Mystic, CT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Mystic CT | Stonington CT | Westerly RI | and surrounding areas

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Pat's Auto Center in Westerly, RI

For Westerly, RI, there's only one place to go when you need tires, auto service, or auto repairs for your vehicle: Pat's Auto Center. At Pat's Auto Center, we pride ourselves on fixing problems other mechanics fail to correct. Our years of experience in the automotive industry and passion for great customer service have earned us a reputation for excellence, not just in Westerly, but also in the nearby communities of Mystic and Stonington, CT. When you need new tires or auto repair, routine maintenance or simply a tune up, you can trust that Pat's Auto Center will get your car or truck back on the road with quality work done right the first time. 

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Phone: (401) 596-3401
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Address: 17 Ledward Ave
Westerly, RI 02891
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