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Cheap Towing Bakersfield - Battery Jumpstart Service
Let's continue with our discussion on the different techniques and steps on performing a jumpstart on your car battery. Again, our resource is information from Julie Sussman, et al (Dare To Repair Your Car) because it's comprehensive but not too technical that anybody can follow the steps. When you need a pro to do it for you, we're your Bakersfield towing company who does this kind of service on a daily basis. So call us 24/7.
Remote Battery Terminals
Some cars have a remote battery terminal, which is a safety device to protect the car's electrical system in case of a problem caused by jump-starting. If you're not sure if your car has this feature, refer to the car owner's manual. Also, check the manual for information on jump-starting using the remote terminals.
Make sure that the jumper cables are not near any belts, fans, or moving parts. Also make sure that the jumper cable ends are not touching one another.
Take one of the red cables (positive/+) – it doesn't matter which one – and connect it onto the positive terminal of the bad car. Now take the other red cable (positive/+) and connect it onto the positive terminal of the good car.
Next, take one of the black cables (negative/-) and connect it onto the negative terminal of the good car Now, here's the part you may not understand at first. Take the other black cable and clamp it onto an unpainted metal part of the bad car, such as the engine block on the side away from the battery. Some cars have a designated place to attach the last negative cable and will have the word GROUND and ur arrow imprinted next to it.
Whatever you do, do not connect the last cable to the battery. If you connect every cable to a terminal, the circuit of electricity will be complete. If that happens, a spark may occur near the battery and ignite the vapor coming from the battery, which may cause the battery to explode.
Both drivers need to get into their cars, but the motors should not be started until no one is standing near the engines. I- lave the motorist of the good car start the engine and let the engine idle for 2 minutes, but don't rev it.
If Your Car Starts
Now turn the ignition in [he bad can If the engine starts, don't turn it off. It's okay to remove the jumper cables from both cars now (see "Safely Removing Cables” below for correct method). Now drive the car, with a friend following, to a battery shop or your mechanic.
If Your Car Doesn't Start
If, however, the bad car did not start, turn off the good car's engine and make sure that the cables are securely attached on the bad car. If one fell off, hook it back on and try again, repeating the steps above. If the engine still has not started after several attempts, then it's time to stop and call a towing service.
Safely Removing Cables
To do this, you need to reverse the order that you put them on, while making sure that they don't touch because they'll create a spark. So, first remove the black cable from the engine block or metal part of the bad car, and then the black cable from the negative terminal of the good car. Then remove the red cable from the positive terminal of the good car and then the red cable from the positive terminal of the bad car.
If you were unsuccessful at getting the engine to start and you're home, you can hook the battery up to a battery charger."