Your original car starter or starter motor can be called anything from a self-starter to a cranking motor. Whether you've got a new one or it's remanufactured, what a car starter does is uncomplicated. It rotates or cranks your vehicle's engine. That starts it under its own power. Factory starters consist of no more than a small motor that gets its power from your car battery. Your starter relay, found between the battery and your starter motor, transmits the power. Remote car starters let you do all this with the press of a button on a smart key. If you've got loose wires, grimy connections, battery corrosion, or starter parts that are damaged or worn out however, you may notice problems starting your car. The signs of a bad starter are click sounds, whirring, grinding, and even no sound at all. Also, your dash might light up, but you might not get any engine power. Your engine may not even rev with a jump-start. You could see smoke, indicating electrical-system issues such as blown fuses or short circuits, or your starter may be covered with oil, indicating a leak. If you have a bad neutral safety switch, your car might even start in some drive modes or gears but not in others. The best fix for a failed starter is to install a genuine starter straight from the OEM, and our online auto parts store has what you need. The same goes for starter components like solenoids, planetary gears, and more. Order today and we'll ship directly to you, saving you money and time on your next project.