What are Starter Motors?

A starter motor is an electrical device used to start an internal combustion engine. Typically a very low-geared device, this motor is able to crank over the much larger engine by virtue of its extreme gear reduction. The starter motor is a part of a starting system consisting of the starter, a starter solenoid and the battery. As the ignition switch is turned, it sends an electrical charge to the starter solenoid. This, in turn, sends the charge to the motor that cranks the engine until it starts. Once the engine fires to life, the starter motor clicks off and disengages the starter ring.

Essentially, the starter motor provides 'the crank' to start your vehicles motor. It relies on your battery to provide the power to do this. So, if your battery is flat, your starter cannot start your motor. However, if you require a starter motor repair you will often hear a 'tick sound' as it attempts to perform its function, letting you know the starter motor is damaged.

Specifically, your starter motor is crucial to your car's performance. A faulty starter motor will mean your vehicle will not start leaving you stranded and possibly having to pay to get your car towed to a service centre. The starter uses the electricity from the battery to start the crankshaft turning and that gets your car going.

Autospark offers a range of replacement Starters for your vehicle from some of the world's best manufacturers. Backed with the best in diagnostics and years of experience, we can offer you the right advice and products you can trust – whether it's a reconditioned starter motor, a starter motor repair or a brand new starter motor.

Starter motor repair is just a part of what we do and we want to ensure your motoring is safe and reliable. So, if you have some doubts about your vehicle's starter motor or electrical system, ask the trusted professionals at Autospark and we will do our very best to keep you moving.

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