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Sam Snead Tire provides Starter Replacement services to Abingdon, VA, Bristol, TN, Johnson City TN, Elizabethton, TN, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Sam Snead 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 Sam Snead 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 Abingdon, VA, Bristol, TN, Johnson City TN, Elizabethton, TN, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Abingdon VA | Bristol TN | Johnson City TN Elizabethton TN | and surrounding areas

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Sam Snead Tire in Abingdon, VA

Sam Snead Tire has 2 locations in VA and TN to best serve our customers. Drivers across Abingdon, VA, Bristol, TN, and surrounding areas like Johnson City, TN have stood by the expertise of our ASE-certified technicians for nearly 50 years. We offer a variety of auto repairs and tire services, including computer spin balancing, flat tire repairs, brakes, oil changes, and wheel alignments. Our local shuttle service and vehicle pickup and delivery, along with convenient Saturday hours, set us apart from the competition. Sam Snead Tire stocks a complete selection of tires from the best names in the business. When you need auto repairs or tires, let Sam Snead Tire be your first and only stop.

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