Kicking Start a Car

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When your battery has died, you may be able to use jumper cables to jump start it from some good Samaritan’s vehicle. If you can safely use jumper cables in your vehicle, ensure that the battery about the good Samaritan’s vehicle has at least as much voltage as the own. As long as you hook up the cables properly, it doesn’t matter whether your automobile has negative ground along with the GS’s vehicle has positive ground, or perhaps your vehicle has an alternator and the GS’s vehicle has a generator.

If either vehicle has a electronic ignition system or is an alternatively fueled vehicle, the use of jumper cables may damage it.

To safely jump a start, follow these steps:

Remove your jumper cables.

It’s a good idea to buy a set of jumper cables and keep them within the trunk compartment. You have to look for a Samaritan who not only is willing to assist you but that has jumper cables as well if you don’t have jumper cables.

Place both vehicles in Park or Neutral and shut off the ignition both in cars.

Engage both parking brakes at the same time.

Attach among the red clips to the positive terminal of the battery.

It has “POS” or “ ” on it. Alternatively, it’s bigger than the negative terminal.

Attach the other red clip towards the positive terminal of the other car.

Attach one of the black clips for the negative terminal on the other battery.

Attach the last black clip for an unpainted metal surface in your car that isn’t near to the battery.

Use one of the metal struts that holds the hood open.

The cables should look like this.

Make sure you connect jumper cables from the proper order.

Make sure to connect jumper cables in the proper order.

Try to start your car.

Be sure that the cables are properly connected and also have the good Samaritan run their engine for five minutes whether it won’t start. Then try and start your automobile again. Your battery may be beyond help if this still won’t start.

In case the jump works and your car starts, don’t shut off your engine! Drive around for around 15 minutes to recharge your battery. In case the car won’t start the very next time you use it, the battery isn’t holding a charge and needs to be replaced.