Jumping a vehicles battery is often the quickest way to get is going when a battery fails. While jump starting is common, it does have ricks and should be done properly to avoid burns or explosion. Watch the following video about how to safely jump start your vehicle.
Jump Starting - How To
Jump starting a vehicle can be a life saver when your battery has died and you need to get back on the road. While it is important to have a working battery in your car, knowing how to jump start your vehicle can help you in a pinch. Here are some tips on how to jump start a vehicle.
1. Gather the Necessary Supplies - Before attempting to jump start your vehicle, make sure you have the necessary supplies. You will need jumper cables, another vehicle with a working battery, and a set of safety glasses. The jumper cables should be long enough to reach from one vehicle to the other. It is also important to make sure that the vehicles are both turned off and in park or neutral before you begin.
2. Connect the Cables - Begin by connecting one of the red clamp to the positive terminal of the dead battery. Connect the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the working battery. Next, take one of the black clamps and connect it to the negative terminal of the working battery. Finally, connect the last black clamp to an unpainted metal surface on the vehicle with the dead battery.
3. Start the Vehicle - Once the cables are connected, you can start the vehicle with the working battery. Let it run for a few minutes before attempting to start the vehicle with the dead battery. This will allow the dead battery to charge.
4. Start the Vehicle with the Dead Battery - Once the vehicle with the working battery has been running for a few minutes, try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it does not start, you may need to adjust the clamps or let the vehicle with the working battery run for a few more minutes.
5. Disconnect the Cables - Once the vehicle with the dead battery is running, you can disconnect the cables. Make sure to remove the clamps from the dead battery first. This will help avoid any sparks or electrical shorts.
Jump starting a vehicle can help you get back on the road in a pinch. Just make sure to take the necessary safety precautions and have the correct supplies before attempting to jump start your vehicle. Following these tips can help you successfully jump start your vehicle.