Jump starting your vehicle will be needed if your battery goes dead and you need to drive. The quickest way you can make sure your vehicle is back on the road is jump starting it. Always make sure that you have a set of jumper cables in your vehicle. This will help incase you ever need to use them. When buying jumper cables, you may want to go with ones that are at least 20 feet in length. This is because you cannot always ensure that the cars will be placed next to each other to start it.

 

You will want to make sure to avoid having the red clamps and black clamps from touching each other. It can be beneficial if you have someone at the other end of the cable to help prevent the ends from touching. If the ends touch when hot, it could cause a short in the vehicle or dangerous sparks. Make sure to park the running vehicle next to the dead one. You will then want to turn the vehicle off as well. Open the hood of each vehicle so you can access the battery. You will want to look for the positive post, which will have the red cable. Make sure that you look at the battery posts to see which one is positive, and which one is negative. This is the best way to determine which end of the cable you may need.

 

Make sure that the battery posts are clear and clean of any dirt or gunk. By creating a clean and proper connection, you can help the efficiency of the battery. You will first want to connect the red clamp to the positive post of the dead battery. Then connect the other red clamp to the positive post of the other battery. After that you will want to connect the black negative clamp to the negative terminal of the good battery. The other end of the negative clamp should then be on an unpainted part of the vehicle to ensure a safe jump start. If you have any questions about jump starting a vehicle, you can also contact us.