349 2nd Ave NE, Waite Park, MN 56387 • (320) 253-7944
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Lenny's Crossroads Automotive provides Starter Replacement services to Waite Park, MN, Saint Cloud, MN, Sartell, MN, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Lenny's Crossroads Automotive

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 Lenny's Crossroads Automotive?

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 Waite Park, MN, Saint Cloud, MN, Sartell, MN, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Saint Cloud MN | Sartell MN | Waite Park MN | and surrounding areas

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About Us

With 30 years in business, it's no surprise that customers in Waite Park, MN, Saint Cloud, MN, Sartell, MN, and surrounding areas choose Lenny's Crossroads Automotive for their auto repairs and tires. Our ASE-certified technicians can handle everything from brakes, tires, and transmissions to alternators, starters, and generators.  Use our online diagnostic center to tell us what's wrong with your car, and learn how to fix it. Enter your car's year, make and model, and answer a few basic questions. From simple, to complex, and everything in between, and for all makes and models, we are the place to call when you need repairs. Choose our fast, friendly garage when you need repairs in Waite Park. Call for an appointment today.

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Phone: (320) 253-7944
Fax: (320) 253-1238
Address: 349 2nd Ave NE
Waite Park, MN 56387
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