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charging & starting system repair for semis & heavy-duty trucks

Keep Your Fleet Running Smoothly with Our Charging & Starting System Repair

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Charging And Starting System Diagnostic and Repair
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Your Trusted Semi & Heavy-Duty Truck Charging & Stating Systems Repair Shop

Serving Ohio Since 2008

To keep your Semi or heavy-duty diesel truck running smoothly and efficiently, it’s important to maintain all of its systems, including the starting and charging system.

Whether you’re experiencing issues with your truck’s battery, alternator, starter, or any related parts, it’s crucial to have them diagnosed and repaired by professionals with the experience and expertise needed to get the job done right.

That’s where Wayne Truck & Trailer comes in.

Our team of skilled technicians is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and technology to quickly identify any issues with your starting and charging systems and fix them before they cause further damage.

Don’t let a faulty charging system leave you stranded on the side of the road – bring your diesel truck to Wayne Truck & Trailer today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your vehicle is in good hands.

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Charging System Diagnostic & Repair

The charging system of a semi and heavy-duty truck involves several components that work together to keep the battery charged and the electrical system functioning correctly.

When the charging system malfunctions, it can result in various problems ranging from difficulty starting the engine to complete loss of power during operation.

This makes it essential to identify and repair any charging system issues as soon as possible to minimize downtime and prevent more severe problems from occurring.

Some common problems that could occur if the charging system is not repaired include battery failure, damaged electrical components, and engine stalling or failure.

Therefore, it is essential to have the skilled professionals at Wayne Truck & Trailer assess and repair the charging system to avoid any unnecessary complications.

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Starting System Diagnostic & Repair

Repairing the starting system on a semi or heavy-duty truck involves a thorough understanding of the mechanical and electrical components that make up this vital system.

The starting system comprises several parts: the battery, starter motor, alternator, ignition switch, cables, and wiring.

Each of these components plays a crucial role in the smooth functioning of the starting system.
A faulty starting system can lead to a host of problems, such as difficulty starting the engine or a complete failure to start.

Failure to repair or maintain the starting system can result in significant downtime and loss of profits, as well as potential safety hazards.

Therefore, it is essential to have the skilled professionals at Wayne Truck & Trailer assess and repair the starting system to avoid any unnecessary complications.

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Symptoms That Your Semi's Charging & Starting Systems Need Service

Some common symptoms that indicate a charging or starting repair are necessary include:

  • difficulty starting the vehicle
  • a dead battery
  • a warning light appears on your dashboard

While ignoring these issues or putting off the repair may be tempting, the consequences can be severe. 

A malfunctioning charging or starting system can lead to stalling and breakdowns on the road, leaving you stranded and needing costly repairs. 

Additionally, continued use of a faulty system can cause damage to other components of your truck’s electrical system, further exacerbating the problem. 

Don’t let a minor issue become a major headache – take care of your charging and starting systems today.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

I had a roadside breakdown on I-70 due to a coolant fitting failure. They were easy to work with and the tech had made this same repair previously on other trucks. The fitting is one that connects the engine head to heater core. They had to stop by a Paccar dealership (in Dayton?) to get the part and then make the roadside repair. They gave me a price estimate before heading my way and the final bill was somewhat less since I didn’t need as much coolant as estimated. Easy to work with, I would recommend them and use them again myself – if needed. My only complaint was that they didn’t open until 8a. I would’ve given 5 stars if they could have rolled at 6a. The parts dept at Paccar opened at 7a so it wasn’t a huge impact on the schedule.

Marcus Hulen

I had a bad miss on my Volvo VN with a Volvo D13 engine in it. They had the software to diagnose the problem and were able to replace the bad injector. I was back on the road the same day. Last time I had this problem I took it to a Volvo dealer, and they took a week before e they would even look at it.

Truck Service

My family and I have been traveling for the past 3 weeks in the RV. We have had terrible luck up until this point with our RV. Needless to say, many tows and service repair work. This business has gone above and beyond. They were completely understand, sympathetic, and willing to help until they figured out what the problem was! We had our dogs, kids, cat, and extended family there with us all day. There were no problems with that. We felt comfortable and at ease here! I would highly recommend this shop to anyone. The quality, communication, and price was just what we needed! Thank you to all who helped!

Caitlyn Wilder

Needed tire repair on Semi, awesome folks, on the ball and ready to take care of your truck. Waited at loves over 2 hrs and gave up, found these guys just down the road. Thanks so much for getting us going so quickly.

Carole “Carla” Long

Great guys techs are very knowledgeable they got the job done went over beyond picked me up brought me gloves and a hat I was cold made me laugh when I was sad thank you guys especially Cody n Ken you guys rock and thanks Justin!


The Radiator to my Freightliner blew on the side of the road they towed my vehicle and fixed my radiator the same day. I was able to make my load for the next day. Everything was efficient and fast. Their customer service is awesome. They even have a loaner car for you! It made the wait that much easier as I drive with my daughter!

Tiffany Bridges

Fantastic guys! Had a check engine light. Ended up being a tcm issue. Thought It be a few days at least. 1 day turn around. Justin and Mark are excellent at what they Do. Kept me informed and explained the entire process from start to finish. Definitely go to these guys for anything diesel. They will take excellent care of you!

John Lilly

Wayne Truck & Trailer came to my rescue when it came to an unusual situation with a tire on my Truck. After sitting at a Loves in Dayton for 4 hours waiting for my turn to have this tire fixed, only to find out they didn’t have the size I needed. After looking around, Wayne Truck & Trailer came through!! Cody really took care of our situation, and the company was well pleased.

Thank You, Cody and Wayne Truck & Trailer, for everything. Please keep up the great work.

Patrick Howard

Our motorhome broke down in Greenville, OH and their techs spent a few hours fixing it. They were pleasant to deal with and got us back on the road as quickly as they could.

Harlie Wullner

“My company travels all over the US with trucks and enclosed trailers. We had two equalizer straps tear off of the bolt/leaf spring on one side. Google suggested Wayne Track and Trailer nearby. Great choice! Norm was excellent at the front desk and the guys in the shop were very helpful and knowledgeable. They were able to get us repaired and back on the road in a just a couple of hours. Highly recommended!”


We Have Two Convenient Locations Servicing Southwest Ohio


Interstate 75, Exit 90 Between
Dayton & Lima


Interstate 70, Exit 24 Between
Richmond & Dayton

Semi Charging & Starting Systems FAQs

What are some common issues with the charging and starting system in semis and heavy-duty diesel vehicles?

Common issues include faulty alternators, worn-out batteries, loose or corroded connections, and issues with the starter motor.

Start by checking the battery voltage using a multimeter. If the voltage is below the recommended level, it may indicate a charging system problem. Additionally, inspect the alternator and wiring for any visible signs of damage.

Yes, you can charge a diesel truck with two batteries using a battery charger. It is vital to connect the charger correctly, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

If the starter motor fails to engage, it could be due to a faulty solenoid or a worn-out starter motor. In such cases, it is recommended to consult a professional mechanic for diagnosis and repair.

Battery replacement intervals can vary depending on factors such as usage, climate, and maintenance. However, on average, heavy-duty truck batteries may need replacement every 3-5 years.