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1540 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 648-7700
7 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 862-7800

Mal's Service Center - Arlington provides Starter Replacement services to Arlington, MA, Lexington, MA, Belmont, MA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Starter Replacement Services at Mal's Service Center - Arlington

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 Mal's Service Center - Arlington?

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 Arlington, MA, Lexington, MA, Belmont, MA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Arlington MA | Belmont MA | Lexington MA | and surrounding areas

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Mal’s Service Center

Mal’s Service Center is a pillar of the community. Mal’s Service Center is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Arlington, Massachusetts area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Mal’s Service Center employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Mal’s Service Center. 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 Mal’s Service Center website or call any of our stores for personalized service.

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Phone: (781) 648-7700
Fax: (781) 862-7805
Address: 1540 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: (781) 862-7800
Fax: (781) 862-7805
Address: 7 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420

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