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(406) 259-9877
421 North 13th Street
Billings, MT 59101
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Montana Tire Distributors provides Starter Replacement services to Billings, MT, Miles City, MT, Big Timber, MT, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Montana Tire Distributors

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 Montana Tire Distributors?

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 Billings, MT, Miles City, MT, Big Timber, MT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Big Timber MT | Billings MT | Miles City MT | and surrounding areas

Montana Tire Distributors in Billings, MT

When your vehicle needs tires, wheels, or auto repair, there's only one place to go: Montana Tire Distributors in Billings, MT. As the leading tire distributor in our region, we’ve built a strong reputation on exceptional service, attention to detail, and quality workmanship in all of our automotive repairs, wheel installations, and tire services. Montana Tire Distributors carries an A+ rating by the BBB and is certified by the Tire Industry Association (TIA). We’re proud to offer vehicle services to Billings, as well as nearby Miles City and Big Timber, MT. 

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Phone: (406) 259-9877
Fax: (406) 259-9738
Address: 421 North 13th Street
Billings, MT 59101
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