New Summer Saturday Hours for all Melvin's Tire Pros locations starting Saturday, August 3rd through Saturday, September 7th
Store hours are 7:30am - 2:00pm. We will resume 7:30 - 4:00pm September 14th
10 School Street & Route 6 | Seekonk, MA 02771..................(508) 336-4100
45 Huling Road | North Kingstown, RI 02852..........................(401) 268-3882
390 George Washington Highway | Smithfield, RI 02917......(401) 349-3668
2760 Harford Avenue (Route 6) | Johnston, RI 02919............(401) 934-3220

Melvin's Tire Pros provides Starter Replacement services to Johnston, RI, North Scituate, RI, Cranston, RI, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Melvin's Tire Pros

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 Melvin's Tire Pros?

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 Johnston, RI, North Scituate, RI, Cranston, RI, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Cranston RI | Johnston RI | North Kingstown RI | North Scituate RI | Seekonk MA | Smithfield RI | and surrounding areas

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