Imagine you’re in a hurry to meet up with an appointment of any kind, kick-starting the car and it is not responding. Have you been disappointed before in the middle of the road? It is always frustrating to know that it is a dead battery issue. Once discovered, either as a novice to such a situation, or one who has experienced it before, you will seek to know how you can jump-start your car easily.
How long it will take you to jump-start your car and at what point the battery needs to be replaced. This is something that can happen to any of us and, most of the time, it happens at the most inconvenient time.
It is important to know that a car battery doesn’t suddenly die or wear out but that many factors contribute to the situation. These factors include:
Aside from the above-mentioned factor, when there is a massive buildup of spilled grease or dirt around the nodes, it can cause an overall breakdown which leads to battery decay.
The process of jump-starting a dead battery commences by putting in place the necessary tools needed, which are the right jumper cables and a good car. Make sure to properly keep the two cars in a good packing space out of any interference or massive traffic area. Create a space of 18 inches apart from each car. Tightly apply the brakes so that while in the process, there won’t be unnecessary movement. Pop the hood and locate the battery. It is necessary to brush away any buildup or corrosion that might be around the nodes.
In connecting the jumper cables, they need to be properly done. Avoid contact with the metal part of your jumper cables except for the proper terminal areas of the battery. Doing this will help to avoid any sort of electrical shock while you’re connecting two cables.
Connecting the cables requires you to attach the end of your positive jumper cable (usually in red color) to the positive (+) terminal of your “dead” car battery. The other end of your positive jumper cable goes to the positive (+) terminal of your “good” condition battery. Equally, do the same connecting with the negative clamp’s cable (usually in black color) onto the negative (-) terminal of your “good” car battery. While on this process, make sure that all power connections are turned off.
Just after the clamp(jumper) cables are fixed and connected properly to the batteries, first start up the good car and allow it to run for about 2 mins with a slight pedal to the gas. After which try starting the car with the dead battery, allowing it to run as well for like 2-5mins. Once this is done, disconnect the jumper cables starting from the negative terminal first.
The proper execution of this process guarantees the dead battery to be charged, therefore allowing you to drive again. If the result is not satisfying then seek the help of experts in the area or a nearby battery replacement store for efficient management and repair if need be.
When unexpectedly your car refuses to start up due to a dead battery issue, you need to boost the battery with clamp cables and a good car as a tool.
So from the above procedure, the entire process when properly executed should be about 5 minutes starting from connection to charge. But in extreme cases, it can take up to 10-30 mins. Recharging the dead battery shouldn’t take a long time If you know what you are doing. But if you are still uncertain about the process, you may want to request help as it can be dangerous.
Constant giving up of your car battery should remind you of the need to replace the battery. It shouldn’t be a big task and the cost price is not too high, especially if you need to get back up and drive again.
If the problem turns out to be something more serious than a dead battery, you’ll want to take your car to any car care professionals or center near you, where the problem can be deduced and fixed as quickly as possible.
Once properly diagnosed, there may be a need for you to either replace your battery or another car part contributing to your car battery problem. Need a jumpstart service in OKC? Call us now and we’d be right over to help!
Ultimate Reflections Towing LLC
2217 SW 19th St,
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
(405) 437 8200