Need a battery jump start in Naperville, IL, near me, and or anywhere around Planet Earth due to a dead battery? No worries, Tow Recover Assist aka battery expert aka towing company is here to save the day.
Are you trying to jump start a dead battery, unsuccessfully? Before you call our team of battery experts over at our towing company in Naperville for a jump start and donate to our pockets maybe we can help guide you through the process of how to jump start a battery successfully without wasting any of your hard earned money. If you don’t know how to jump start a battery you should learn. Knowing how to properly jump a car battery is a basic skill that every driver should know and can be a game changer.
How To Jump Start A Dead Car Battery
- Get The Vehicles In The Proper Position
Do you need a jump start in Naperville? Do you know how to jump start your battery? First off if you are going to use another vehicle to jump the vehicle with the dead battery you’ll need to park the vehicles close together so the jumper cables can be connected. Whatever gets them close enough without hitting each other: side by side or bumper-to-bumper. They have to be close enough to allow the jumper cables to be attached to the batteries.
Shut off both cars and then remove the keys, to play it better safe than sorry. Make sure the cars are in park if either vehicle has a manual transmission make sure the emergency brake is set. Next turn off everything, I mean everything: all accessories, climate controls, lights, radio and then go ahead and unplug any chargers or whatever else you may have plugged in to any power ports.
How To Jump Start A Car By Yourself
- Locate Battery Terminals
Now it is time to locate the battery terminals and or battery jump start posts.
Pop the hood to access the battery. The battery should be clearly visible if not look for a cover of some kind that typically has a RED+ positive symbol on it, a picture of a battery or a RED+ plastic cap that will all lead to the beginning of jump starting your vehicle yourself.
Car batteries have two terminals – positive (+) and negative (-). When the battery can’t be found with the naked eye in nearly every case there will be posts placed conveniently to connect your jumper cables or jumper pack. If you are having any problems locating where to connect the jumper cables refer to the vehicle’s owners manual, ask Google or you can just give up now, call our team and pay us.
Are the battery terminals connected, corroded and or can you even find them?
Typically when a car battery is over due to be replaced the battery terminals and or posts may have a white or greenish powdery substance on them. If this is the case it is best to clean them using a wire brush, battery terminal cleaner, an old toothbrush and a Coca-Cola product of some type, anything except your bare hand.
This corrosion is created with the acid leaking from your battery and can irritate your skin. If there is a lot of corrosion you may want to take advantage of our car battery replacement in Naperville service to play it safe. Never attempt to jump start a battery if it is all wet, leaking or cracked.
How To Jump Start A Dead Battery With Another Car
- Time To Connect The Jumper Cables
Are you in need of a battery jump start? Do you own a pair of jumper cables? Hopefully you do or maybe someone will be nice enough to let you borrow some. Jumper cables have a pair of spring loaded clamps at the end of each cable end, 2 red and 2 black.
Red clamps attach to only positive battery terminal posts; as the black clamps are for negative battery posts / grounding. It is utmost important to connect theses four clamps in the proper order and securely. Improperly connecting jumper cables can result in personal injury and or will damage to the cars’ electrical system which will end up costing you $$$. You want to waste money? Give us a call!
Make sure the jumper cable clamps never touch each other or anything else while in use!
- 1st, attach the RED clamp to the positive + terminal of the DEAD battery.
- 2nd, attach the other RED clamp to the DONOR battery’s positive + terminal.
- 3rd, attach the BLACK clamp to the negative terminal of the DONOR battery.
- 4th, attach the other BLACK clamp to an unpainted metal part on the engine, maybe a bolt, bracket, or a grounding bolt labeled with a negative – symbol of the car with the DEAD battery.
Jump Starting A Dead Battery
- Time To Jump-Start The Car
Now, the moment of truth, it’s time to jump start your car! But before you do always double-check that the connected jumper cables aren’t near any moving engine parts and that they are properly connected. Go ahead and start the engine of the vehicle that’s donating the battery power.
Did it work or do you still need a jump start service?
Now start the car with the dead/weak battery. Hopefully the engine cranks right over and purrs like a kitten but if it doesn’t turn over try to worry, you may need to wait a few minutes or so to allow the battery to charge up a bit. You can try increasing the RPM’s to 1200-2200 for a bit on the donor vehicle to help speed up the charging process.
How To Jump A Car With Jumper Cables
- Disconnect The Jumper Cables Carefully
With a successful jump-start and your car’s engine running purring like a kitten it is now time to disconnect the jumper cables. You want to disconnect them in the reverse order that they were previously attached. Regardless, you must always keep the metal clamps from touching each other or anything else when disconnecting and or connecting them from the battery terminals, posts or grounding connections.
- 1st, disconnect the negative clamp from the jumped car.
- 2nd, disconnect the donor car’s negative clamp.
- 3rd, disconnect the donor car’s positive clamp.
- 4th, disconnect and remove the positive clamp from the jumped car.
- 5th, make sure you removed everything you may have put under the hood, put all the covers back on when applicable typically positive terminals will include a red cover of some kind and sometimes the negative as well.
- 6th, close your hood. Always make sure your hood is closed all the way AKA properly.
- 7th, wrap up your cables neatly and put them where they belong.
- Drive the Jumped Car
After the hood is closed and everything is all cleaned up, it’s time to roll out. We always tell people after a jump start in Naperville or wherever you may be, to let the car idle for about 10 minutes or so before you put it in drive and leave the scene. You want to make sure that the battery has a bit of power in it to play it safe because if not it is a possibility that it can die on you while it is driving, but extremely rare.
Depending on how dead the battery is/was you will want to let it run for at least 30 minutes or it may not start the next time you go to leave. If the battery is 100% dead, no lights, no power, nothing, we tell people to let it run for about 2.5 hours and then drive the vehicle for as much as you can to make sure you charge up the battery enough where you won’t have a problem next time you start your vehicle.
After the jump and after your alternator has charged up your battery make sure to park the vehicle in an open / safe location before you turn the engine off, just in case. This is “just in case” the car needs another jump start in Naperville and or wherever you may be. If it does require another jump start, it may be due to the battery’s condition and age. Depending on the health of your battery and how old it is it may be time to simply have it replaced. Are you thinking to yourself I need a mobile battery replacement near me?
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How To Jump Start A Car
After all that hopefully you got it started but if you still need a jump start in Naperville, we have you covered. For the quickest and most cost effective jump start in Naperville, give our team a call at 630-200-2731 now!