Most motorists will experience having a dead battery during their lives. No matter if the battery was drained from leaving the lights on, or the car door slightly ajar, or perhaps the weather and/ or age had impacted it, the battery can lose a charge. When the battery is dead, as to turn the vehicle’s engine over, there is usually nothing but silence, or perhaps a small clicking sound. Without a sufficient charge in the battery to give it life, the vehicle will not start regardless of why the battery has no charge. when situation does occur, it is in your better interest to seek a professional’s assistance and call for roadside assistance. To safely and efficiently jump start the vehicle, a roadside professional can do the job. If you are determined to take on the task yourself, we at Calderon Towing & Auto would like to share how to jump start your battery safely.
How Do You Safely Jump Start a Dead Car Battery?
1) Equipment & Supplies You Need. Jumper cables, a running vehicle, and the driver willing to lend a hand is what you need. If you are in a commercial parking lot with security, most of the security offers might be willing to help you get the jump you need, otherwise, you will need to solicit a stranger are beg a friend or family member to get to your location. With whatever option you decide on, always stay safe and cautious.
2) Secure the Jumper Cables Properly. You need to attach the jumper cables in a specific way to both your battery and the helper car’s battery. The red is positive, and the black is negative though the cables are not plainly labeled, keep in mind that they are at least color-coated. There is a negative charge and a positive charge. Attach the running vehicle first, and the down vehicle.
3) Turn the Engine Over. Let the connection sit for a few minutes and then crank the key over. You can repeat the wait and crank steps a couple of times and it should be running. However, if the vehicle does not respond, you will likely need a tow. No matter if you drive it for a few minutes or wait it out, you need to let the battery regain a charge if the vehicle does turn on, so do not immediately turn it off. In the event the battery is dead and will not start, call Calderon Towing & Auto. To ensure a safe drive and let recommend if you need to replace it, we will try to jump start it with advanced methods, and if successful, the professional will check on the battery and other elements. Should the battery not start, our friendly driver can tow your vehicle to your destination of choice. No matter if you want the expertise of a mechanic, or you want to have the car taken to your home, our drivers can oblige.
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Other issues will need the expertise of a mechanic since jump starts are only effective for a discharged battery. If the car is improperly jumpstarted and call Calderon Towing & Auto if your battery dies, you can potentially cause damage or injury.