Ways of Jump Starting a Car. Everyone ought to know how to jump start a car because you never know when your car battery will fail. The process of jump starting a car is very easy, but if you do not know how to do it, you are advised to look for a professional who will help you because it can sometimes be risky. Before you are ready to jump start your car, you must ensure that you have a jumper cables. Tips below are to help in the safest ways on how to jump start your car. Your owner’s manual are to help you locate where your battery is or if you know where it is located the batter. The car providing the jump should be in a perfect position next to yours. If the car providing the jump is in a wrong position you might suffer the problem of the jumper cable not reaching your car battery so you should ensure that it is positioned well. Ensure that the jumper cables reach both the car’s battery by placing the cars so closely. The hoods of the two cars should remain opened and also the car giving the jump must remain shut off. Identify the car that is providing the jump and clamp one end of the jumper cables onto the battery. The jumper cables have color coding which is black and red of which red is to indicate the positive and black is to show the negative. The connection of the clamps to the post on the batteries should be made according to the colors, that is the black clamp to the black post on the batteries and the red clamp to the red post indicated on the batteries. Do all this process of connecting the clamps per color in the both cars and ensure that the different clamps do not touch each other unless it can cause a bad electrical spark.
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The connection of the black clamp to the engine, reduces the spark produces around the battery. After all these procedures, you can now start the engine of the car giving you the jump and leave it to run for about ten minutes to help in the charging the dead battery. Try starting your car, that is you have to turn the key to your car in your ignition just to observe if your car will start.
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There is a way you should remove the clamps from both batteries, that is, remove the black clamps and then followed by the red clamp after ensuring that your car engine can start. To ensure that your vehicle is safe after jump starting by taking it to a professional car technician.