It's not a good idea to jump-start a car. jump starting causes the battery to discharge too much and can damage its cells, make it difficult for your car to start again. so you should charge the battery instead. your best bet is to take the dead battery into an auto mechanic or recycling center where they will replace it for free with another one. the average cost of getting a new starter is about $150 at retail rates, but could be cheaper depending on your bargaining skills (*looks around cautiously). and then if you want them to install it, that'll run you another $100-$200 dollars(*groans*).
but there are advantages! a new starter means no more messing with cables under
what are the 5 steps to jumpstart a car?
1. check engine oil level and fill as necessary. 2. check radiator fluid level as well as the coolant temperature gauge, top up as needed or seek professional advice from a mechanic. 3. connect jumper cables to a good battery pack with the corresponding poles facing each other on each side of the cables so that power can jump freely from one battery to another with minimal risk of harm coming to either party's vehicles' electrical system or vehicles themselves – ensure all safety mechanisms are in place and your vehicles are no more than 18 inches apart (remember not to do this during pouring rain or any type of thunderstorm). 4. lastly, try jumping your car by turning off both engines and trying to start yours once you
which car do you put jumper cables on first?
the car that has the most charge.
charging a car with jumper cables is a straight shot, meaning that in an ideal world you can connect both batteries at once and start them together. but when one of the cars has less power than the other it may be easier to place the jumper cables on different cars if your battery is low enough to attach them by themselves without any trouble. if disconnecting one side doesn't work there's no harm in trying both until you find one that reaches its fullest potential.
what order do you put jump leads on a car?
1) “attach one end of a jumper cable to the dead battery's positive terminal connector.”
2) “attach the other end of the jumper cable to a good car's positive terminal connector. make sure that you have turned off this car.””
3) “start this ‘good' car, let it idle for up to three minutes and turn it off again. wait 30 seconds and try to start the car with a flat or discharged battery.””
4) if it still won't start, repeat from step 1 with opposite connections on the batteries (i.e., attach one end of a jumper cable to a good battery's negative terminal connector). repeat steps 2-4 until your engine starts
what are the steps to jumpstart a car battery?
1. make sure there is nothing pinching the positives positives cables together.
2. pull out the car plug, wait 5 seconds then put it back into the car's charger port or cigarette lighter socket to see if it restarted on its own. if this didn't work, do not touch anything else and contact auto service center for help with jumpstarting your battery! it might be best if you don't take any chances with accidental electric shock – call a pro for this one 🙂
3. look at your cord – make sure it's usually plugged in to the ground well enough by making that decision based on how sparks are showing b/w positive terminals of battery and that everything is connected well enough thus creating