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Miller & O'Brien Towing | (650) 359-3511
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705 Hickey Blvd. | Pacifica, CA | Call us at: (650) 355-1155Hours: mon - sat: 7:30 AM-5:30 PM, sun: closed

Sanford Firestone provides Starter Replacement services to Pacifica, CA, Daly City, CA, San Francisco, CA, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Sanford Firestone

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 Sanford Firestone?

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 Pacifica, CA, Daly City, CA, San Francisco, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Daly City CA | Pacifica CA | San Francisco CA | and surrounding areas

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Sanford Firestone

Sanford Firestone is a pillar of the community. Sanford Firestone is a leader in offering name brand tires, brake repair, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Pacifica, California area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Sanford Firestone employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, brake repair, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Sanford Firestone website or call us for personalized service.

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Phone: (650) 355-1155
Fax: (650) 355-1181
Address: 705 Hickey Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044

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