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Desmond Bryant shows you how to safely and correctly start a car.
Here are the signals indicating that your battery is dead:
* Your headlights and interior lights of the car are dim or do not light.
* When turning the key in the contact, you get a slow grunt and the radio does not turn on.
* When you put the key into the ignition,
Nothing is happening.
If your engine does not start but you get a click or endless turn, you might have a problem with your
* Keep the jumper cables in your vehicle at all times.
* Do not touch the two cars together when jumping.
* Do not try to start the dead car several times if it does not start.
* Disconnect the cables in the reverse order where you connected them.
* PAY ATTENTION! Carelessness could lead to electrocution.
* It is always a good idea to have a membership with
AAA and to have a friend or neighbor phone number convenient for these situations.
Things You'll Need
* How to use your car
* Jumper cables, preferably long
* Flash light
* Wire brush
* Another vehicle with a fully charged battery of the same size or larger
Step 1: Getting Started
1. Ask the driver of the other car
Pull close to yours, preferably with the engines face to face.
2. Place the two cars in the park and turn off the engine. To minimize the risk of battery explosion, make sure the cars do not touch.
3. Turn off all accessories, including lights and radio, and unplug all peripherals from the power ports.
4. Open the hoods of both cars. Locate the batteries with the red and black terminals on top.
5. Get your cables and examine them so you know them well; The cables have two ends, each with a red clamp and a black clamp.
6. Make sure that once you have started the process, the clamps do not touch – otherwise, you can be
Step 2: Make the connection
1. If the terminals on the batteries have corrosion, you will need to use a wire brush to clean them.
2. Start by tightening the positive hock cable with the red clamp to the positive red terminal of the dead battery.
3. Connect the other positive red clamp to the positive red terminal on the charged car battery.
4. Attach the negative black clip to the negative black terminal on the charged car battery.
5. Attach the other black negative clamp to an unpainted metal surface on the frame of the dead car or on the engine block. This will provide an earthing circuit and reduce the risk of explosion.
Step 3: Starting cars
1. Start the car engine with the battery charged. Leave it idle for four or five minutes, longer if the dead battery is old, if it is cold or if the car has not been started for a few weeks or more.
2. Enter the car with the dead battery. Ask the other person to stay away from the engine area.
3. Start the car. If it starts successfully, leave both cars idle for three to four minutes when connected. If it does not start, do not keep trying or you may end up doing more harm than good. It 's time to call
4. Once the car is running smoothly, you can disconnect the cables in reverse order:
1. 5. Remove the black negative clip from the car or motor frame.
2. 6. Remove the negative black clip from the charged battery.
3. 7. Remove the positive red clamp from the charged battery.
4. 8. Remove the positive red clamp from the dead car battery.
9. Make sure the disconnected clamps do not touch each other until everything is disconnected.
Step 4: Cleaning and battery charging
1. Store your cables.
2. To ensure that the battery is recharged, you must either drive the car for an extended period of time, or drive it to a mechanic for correct charging; You can also attach it to your own battery charger when you arrive at home. If your battery does not seem to contain any charge, it may be time to get one
3. Drive the car to a safe place before turning the engine off. Depending on the state of the battery, you may need a jump the next time you try …
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