Be Prepared To Jump Start Your Vehicle

jumpstart.jpgIn case your car is dead it is always a good idea to know how to jump-start your car.  In addition, make sure you have an auto warranty and roadside assistance in case of an emergency.

Jump-starting a car is a pretty easy task, which only calls for a few tools.  The most important thing you will need is a volunteer.  Without a person who will allow you to use their battery, your car will remain dead.  Next, you need to have a set of jumper cables.  This should be kept in your car at all times in case of emergency.  Lastly, it is wise to wear a pair of protective glasses, or at least sunglasses.

To jump-start your car you will need to park the volunteer’s car close to yours.  Open both hoods and find the batteries.  Next, look for the batteries’ terminals.

Now that you have found the necessary parts, it’s time to go ahead and hook up the two cars.  The jumper cables should be hooked positive-to-positive and negative-to-negative.  The red cable should be attached to the positive on both batteries, and the black cable should go to the negative.  Next, start the car that operates.  Let the car run for several minutes to give your battery time to charge.

To finish the process, let the newly charged battery idle for several minutes to ensure a full charge.

Jump-starting your car isn’t difficult, and it can get you off and running.  Of course, if your battery doesn’t charge, you might need the assistance of a professional.  Make sure you have an auto warranty that will save you from costly repairs.

Posted on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 5:36 pm In Roadside Assistance Program