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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How to jump start a car?

Have you been in a situation where you forgot your car lamps on? And when you come back, the car battery is already drained to zero and your car won’t start.
All you need is a pair of jumper cables and a Good Samaritan driving by. Just follow the few steps below and your car will be up and running in less than 10 minutes.
o    Connect one red clamp to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery.
o    Connect the other red clamp to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery.
o    Connect one black clamp to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery.
o    Connect the other black clamp to a piece of grounded metal on the dead car. Look for shiny metal (not painted or oily) that is attached to the engine. Usually a nut, bolt or other protruding shiny metal will work. You may see a small spark when you connect to a good ground. As a last resort, you may connect to the negative (-) post of the dead battery, but this risks igniting hydrogen gas coming off the battery.
o    Start the car with the good battery and keep the Engine running
o    Lastly, start the car with the dead battery and keep the Engine running.
o    You can now remove the jumper cables and drive on.

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