Ways of Jump Starting a Car.
The knowledge of jump starting a car should be known by everyone since in any car the battery can be dead anytime. 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. The main thing to have is jumper cables before you are set for jump starting your car. The following procedures are to help you in jump starting your car safely.
You should be able to check the location of your battery, or you can check the manual of the car if you are not sure where it is. The position of the car providing the jump and your car should be in a correct position. 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 cars should be in a position where the jumpers cable should be able to reach their both batteries. Switch off the car providing the jump and note that the hoods of the both cars should remain opened.
Identify the car that is providing the jump and clamp one end of the jumper cables onto the battery. The jumper cables have color coding which is black and red of which red is to indicate the positive and black is to show the 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 observing that your car can now start, remove the black clamp and then followed by the red clamp. The last one, you should give your car to a mechanic after jump starting it to ensure that there is no additional problem engage in your car.