Starters for snowmobile replace the old-fashioned kickstart which required the rider to stomp, or “kick”, the kick stroke lever, or pull cord on a lawn mower. This physical activity replaced the old-fashioned method of hand-cranking the engine which was, literally, turning the crankshaft by hand in order to get the initiate ignition. Snowmobiles use an ignition system similar to that of a motorcycle or ATV. They have eliminated the kickstart and recoil start in favor of the more current electric starter. The electric starter was invented as a convenience, but has since gone on to become a standard feature on just about all of today’s modern snowmobiles from major manufacturers. Because a starter motor is subjected to high levels of physical wear and tear through regular use, it is often the cause of many a problem related to rough starting or no-start situations. Keep in mind that sometimes, a bad starter solenoid or dead starter relay can render a starter useless. This part of the starter can be replaced, this eliminating the need for an entirely new starter. However, if it has been determined that the whole starter unit has failed, shop HQ Powersports for brand new, aftermarket, replacement starters on sale that meet or exceed OEM specifications. We stock a various array of replacement 12 volt starters for popular Arctic Cat, Bombardier, Lynx, Polaris, Ski-Doo, and Yamaha snowmobiles.