(705) 645-8000
1029 Taylor Court
Bracebridge, ON P1L 0A1

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The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. provides Starter Replacement services to Bracebridge, ON, Parry Sound, ON, Orillia, ON, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc.

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 The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc.?

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 Bracebridge, ON, Parry Sound, ON, Orillia, ON, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Bracebridge ON | Orillia ON | Parry Sound ON | and surrounding areas

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The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc.

The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. is a pillar of the Bracebridge, ON community. The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Bracebridge, Ontario area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires, and antique & classic tires. Custom wheels are available at The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc.. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse The Rocky Island Tire Co Inc. website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (888) 840-7338
Fax: (705) 645-7762
Address: 1029 Taylor Court
Bracebridge, ON P1L 0A1

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