What is a Starter Motor?

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on November 20, 2011
Last Updated on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 3:53 PM
Total Updates: 4

The starter motor is the largest most powerful electric component on a car. It is one of the most critical parts when it comes to getting the vehicle started. The starter motor will draw a lot of amperage from the battery during starting, especially in cold weather. That is why it is important to have a large enough alternator to make sure it gets the power it needs. Rebuilt starters are cheap and come with a guarantee. This makes rebuilding them yourself impractical.