Jumping Your Dead Car Battery

jumper-cables-926308_640-150x150First, you must find someone who will help you jump your car. Either you or this Good Samaritan must have jumper cables: it is wise to keep these in the trunk compartment of your car, and they can usually be found for around $20. Next, the working car should be safely parked about 18″ away from your car’s engine. Turn off the working car.

Now come the jumper cables. As with any electrical work, use extreme caution not to touch the cables to themselves, to you, or to the wrong battery terminals. Improper use of jumper cables can be dangerous to you and damaging to vehicles.

  • Attach one end of the red, positive cable to the positive battery terminal on the dead battery.
  • Attach the other end of the positive cable to the positive terminal of the working battery.
  • Attach one end of the black, negative cable to the negative battery terminal of the working battery.
  • Attach the other end of the negative cable to another piece of metal on the dead car: one that is not painted, greasy, or part of the battery. This will prevent sparks from being created.
  • Start the working car, let it run for 5 minutes, and gently push the accelerator for 1 minute to charge the dead car’s battery. Try to start the working car. Do not attempt to start it more than 4 times.

If your car is still not responding, call a tow truck, and later seek repairs from the top auto repair technicians in Phoenix! Call us today at 602-689-7326.