The Procedure Used During Jump-Starting Your Car
Because you do not know when your car battery will fail to work, you should be well equipped with knowledge on how to jump start your car safely. The process of jump starting a car is very easy, but if you do not know how to do it, you are advised to look for a professional who will help you because it can sometimes be risky. Jumper cables are the main equipment that you should have when you are ready to jump start your car. Tips below are to help in the safest ways on how to jump start your car.
The location of the battery of your car must be known by you or if you are not that sure, always check the owner’s manual of your car. The car providing the jump should be in a perfect position next to yours. The advantage of correctly positioning the car that is providing you with the jump next to yours is that it will ensure that the jumper cables will reach your car without any shortage. The jumper cables should reach the batteries of both car, so it is to position the cars very close. You must also ensure that the car giving you the jump is off then open the hoods of the two cars and ensure that they do not accidentally close.
Identify the car that is providing the jump and clamp one end of the jumper cables onto the battery. There are two clamps of a jumper cable; one part is ideated red to stand for positive and black to stand for negative. The clamps Should be connected as follows; the red clam to the red terminal of the battery and the black clamp to the black terminal of the battery. The connection of the clamps according to the colors should be made in both the car that is providing the jump and your car and also avoid so much the contact between the two different clamps to avoid dangerous electrical spark.
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Though the spark produced around the battery can be reduced by connecting the black clamp to the engine. After all these procedures, you can now start the engine of the car giving you the jump and leave it to run for about ten minutes to help in the charging the dead battery. Check whether your car can now start by turning on the engine of your car.
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After starting your car and ensuring that it can start, then remove the clamps as follows, the black clamp should be remove first and the red clamp after that. To ensure that your vehicle is safe after jump starting by taking it to a professional car technician.