Thursday, 22 October 2015

Jump Start A Car

Jump Start a Car

You get into your car, turn the key and nothing happens. Your car battery does not have enough current to activate the high amperage motor. You need a jump, a power boost from another car's battery. Here's how set it up.


1. Park a car close enough to yours so that the jumper cables will comfortably reach both car batteries. Open the hoods on both cars and secure them with prop rods. The car that is providing the jump should be shut off, not running.

2. Clamp one end of the jumper cables onto the car battery of the car providing the jump. Connect the positive (or red) clamp to the positive(or red) battery post first. Make sure the other ends of the cables are not touching each other. Connect the negative (or black) clamp to the negative (or black) post of the battery.

3. Connect the other end of the cables to your car's battery by installing the positive clamp onto the positive post of the dead battery. Again, make sure the clamps do not touch each other. Connect the negative clamp to a clean ground on the engine of the dead car or directly onto the negative battery post. Connecting the black clamp onto the engine will reduce the possibility of a spark around the dead battery.

4. Start the car that is doing the jumping and let it charge your dead battery for 5 to 10 minutes. Then shut off its engine.

5. Turn your key in the ignition to make sure you can start your car.

6. Remove the negative clamp from the car providing the jump. Do not allow the clamps to touch. Remove the positive clamp from the same car.

7. Take the cables off of the car receiving the jump in the same order, negative followed by positive.

8. Release the prop rod and close the hoods of both cars securely.

Tags: dead battery, positive clamp, providing jump, battery post, black clamp, both cars