What is the best way to hook up Jumper Cables?

What is the best way to hook up Jumper Cables?

People often don’t know how to hook up their jumper cables in this blog we are here to simplify in a step by step format to describe exactly how to jump your vehicle!

Position the cars: Park the cars close to each other, but not touching, and make sure both engines are off. The working car should be running, while the car with the dead battery should be off.

 

  1. Identify the positive and negative terminals: In both car batteries, locate the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals. These are usually marked with red (+) and black (-) covers or indicators.
  1. 2. Attach the cables:
    • Red cable: Connect one end of the red jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the working car’s battery.
    • Red cable: Connect the other end of the red jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery.
    • Black cable: Connect one end of the black jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal of the working car’s battery.
    • Black cable: Connect the other end of the black jumper cable to a solid, unpainted metal surface on the engine block of the car with the dead battery. This serves as a grounding point, reducing the risk of sparks near the battery.

 

  1. Start the working car: Turn on the engine of the working car and let it run for a few minutes to charge the dead battery slightly.
  2. Start the dead car: Attempt to start the car with the dead battery. If it starts, great! Let it run for a few minutes to charge the battery further. If assistance is needed Typarts Mobile Mechanics is here to help!
  3. Remove the cables:
    • In reverse order: Start by disconnecting the black jumper cable from the engine block of the car with the dead battery.
    • Black cable: Disconnect the other end of the black jumper cable from the working car’s negative (-) terminal.
    • Red cable: Disconnect the end of the red jumper cable from the dead car’s positive (+) terminal.
    • Red cable: Finally, remove the red jumper cable from the working car’s positive (+) terminal.

 

  1. Drive the car with the previously dead battery: It’s a good idea to drive the car with the previously dead battery for at least 20 minutes to ensure the battery gets properly charged.

 

Remember to exercise caution, as mishandling jumper cables can lead to electrical shock or damage to the vehicles. If you’re unsure or uncomfortable with the process, it’s best to call Typarts Mobile Mechanics.

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