How to Jump-Start a Car on Your Own
While you may hire a jump start service, it's not hard to learn how to jump start a car on your own. But before you begin, you'll need a few items. You'll need a set of jumper cables to start. Second, you'll require a willing helper among your fellow drivers.
1. Park with the cars facing one another. For safety, apply the parking brake.
2. Locate the batteries by lifting the hoods on each. If necessary, take off the plastic hood.
3. A battery's positive and negative terminals can be located. Make sure there is no rust on them.
4. Connect the red clamp to the dead battery's positive post.
5. Connect the other red clamp to the functional battery's positive post.
6. Connect the functional battery's negative post to the black clamp.
7. Connect the last black clamp to a metal surface of your car that is unpainted.
8. Start the car's engine using a strong battery.
9. Attempt to start your car.
How to Jump a Car
If Your Car Won't Start,
What if your car refuses to start? It's time to start looking for problems!
1. Is there a clicking sound? It's possible that your starter is broken.
2. Is your electrical system still operational? There could be a problem with the ignition switch, battery, starter, or a fuse.
3. Did your automobile crash right after a successful jump? Try again, but this time let your car to run for a longer amount of time following the jump. This allows your battery to recharge more completely.
Don't forget to schedule your car service regularly to avoid any problems with your car.