Once in their driving career, most drivers will experience having a dead battery at least once. The battery will often lose a charge, whether the battery was drained from leaving the lights on or the car door slightly ajar; or perhaps weather or age. When nothing but silence, and perhaps a small clicking sound is left by trying to turn the vehicle’s engine over, you know you have a problem. The vehicle cannot start without a sufficient charge in the battery to give it life. It is in your better interest to seek a professional’s assistance and call for roadside assistance, as an expert is equipped and trained to handle this problem when this situation does occur. We at Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance would like to share how to jump start your battery to avoid injury or damage to you or your vehicle, if you are determined to take on the task yourself, however.
How Do I Jump Start a Car with a Dead Battery
1) Supplies to Jump Start a Car Battery. To lend a hand and some jumper cases, first you need a running vehicle and the driver. Most of the security offers might be willing to help you get the jump you need, otherwise you can phone a friend to come to your location or ask a stranger if you are in a commercial parking lot with security. Be sure you conduct yourself in a safe manner, whatever option you decide on.
2) What Happens if I Put the Jumper Cables on Wrong. To both your battery and the helper car’s battery, there is a specific way you need to attach the jumper cables. Keep in mind that they are at least color-coated if they cables are not plainly labeled and the red is positive, and the black is negative. First, attach the running vehicle and the down vehicle.
3) Start Your Car. For a few minutes and then crank the key over, let the connection sit. If not try one or two more times from here it should be running. Whether you drive it for a few minutes or wait it town to let the battery regain a charge if the vehicle does turn on, do not immediately turn it off, let it run.
Towing, Roadside Assistance & More in Irving, Fort Worth, Arlington, Carrollton & Plano Texas
Call Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance in the event the battery is dead and will not start. To ensure a safe drive, we will try to jump start it with advanced methods, and if successful, the professional will check on the battery and other elements. Our friendly driver can tow your vehicle to your destination of choice should the battery not start. Our drivers can oblige whether you want the expertise of a mechanic, or you want to have the car taken to your home. Keep in mind that a jump start is only effective for a discharged battery, other issues will need the expertise of a mechanic. Play it safe and call Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance if your battery dies if the car is improperly jumpstarted, you can potentially cause damage or injury.