Car Charging System Inspection & Testing

Ford Charging System Inspection & Testing Service Near Salem Oregon

Even a new battery in your vehicle can leave you stranded on the side of the road if it isn't charged correctly. Come see why people from all around the Salem area come to Skyline Ford to have their charging systems inspected and other services tested on their cars, trucks, and SUVs.

All of our technicians have undergone extensive training by Ford and they have the experience necessary to keep your vehicle's charging system operating at peak performance.

Why Should You Have Your Charging System Inspected?

When most people think of their vehicle's electrical system and starting, the battery is generally top of mind. However, if your vehicle's charging system is what keeps most of the electrical components operating after the vehicle has started. A faulty charging system can either overcharge or undercharge the battery, both of which can eventually damage the battery and immobilize your vehicle.

What Is a Charging System?

Most vehicles' charging systems include the following components:

  • Alternator (also commonly referred to as a generator) - this component spins and generates electricity. It is what charges your car's battery in order to keep the electrical components operating after your vehicle has started.
  • Drive belt - the drive belt connects the alternator to your vehicle's engine. The belt spins the alternator so it can generate electricity.
  • Voltage regulator - regulates the amount or intensity of electricity that is sent from the alternator to the battery.
  • Wiring - this is a network of wires that connect all of the charging system components together and also power your vehicle's electronics.
  • Battery - this is what stores power to start your vehicle and also run it's electrical components.

What is a Charging System Inspection and Testing Service?

What's involved in testing and servicing your charging system can vary depending on the vehicle year, model, engine, and features that it's equipped with. Furthermore, the specific services may also vary according to any symptoms your vehicle may be presenting at the time of your appointment.

Some common services include:

  • Inspecting the battery for any signs of leaking.
  • Ensuring that the battery is secure and not loose.
  • Testing the battery's capacity and cranking power to ensure it is able to start your vehicle and hold its charge.
  • Testing your alternator to verify its operating normally and generating the correct amount of electricity.
  • Inspecting all connections and charging system components and cleaning them if necessary.
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Skyline Ford's customers don't just come from Salem; we also service Gervais, Mount Angel, Independence, Silverton, and Jefferson. Book your next appointment today.


Skyline Ford

2510 Commercial St Se
Directions Salem, OR 97302

  • Sales: (503) 581-2411
  • Service: (503) 463-4853
  • Parts: (503) 339-7356

Complimentary Service Amenities:

  • Gourmet Coffee
  • Shuttle Service
  • Ford Certified Technicians
  • Comfortable Customer Lounge
  • Friendly & knowledgable Advisors
  • Vending Machines
  • Magazines
  • WiFi
  • HD TV

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
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