Dead battery flushing your day down the toilet? Late for a date because of your dead car battery? Hopefully those jumper cables collecting dust in your trunk will be the lifesaver you are seeking. If not you can always call us.
Just because you have a pair of jumper cables doesn’t mean that you are going to get your car started. Be that as it may, utilizing jumper cables appropriately is pivotal in getting the battery jumped and car rolling down the road, and for the security of the vehicle and your own prosperity. The battery experts over at Tow Recover Assist urge all vehicle proprietors to figure out how to utilize jumper cables effectively and safely before endeavoring on a journey just to play is safe.
A technical problem hence you screwing up the so called simple procedure pertaining to a vehicle battery jump start can be hazardous to your health and can bring about additional harm to your vehicle. Here are a few battery jump start related problems that can cause you an unwanted headache.
Bad or Wrong Jumper Cables
The equipment it takes to jump a vehicle is crucial to the achievement of your goal of getting your vehicle running. We see problems with customer’s jumper cables & jump packs all the time. From the jumper cables being cheap made in China with bad connections to no connections. To people wondering why their brand new jumper/boost box that they just opened isn’t working hence if you read the directions it clearly says the unit must be charged 24-48 hours prior to use, lol.
Accessories All Powered On
Before jump starting a dead vehicle, it is best to make sure everything is turned off (hazards, air conditioning, heater, radio), unplugged (cell phone and auxiliary chargers) and that the battery terminals are nice and tight. When accessories are left pulling power it may cause the electricity to surge through vehicle’s electrical system when jumped. Worse case the problem can potentially lead to the electronics throughout your vehicle being damaged.
Not Reading The Owner’s Manual
Before you try jump starting your vehicle, (unless you know what you are doing) it’s always best practice to check out the owner’s manual. Some vehicles, little do you know should not be jumped using jumper cables, and in some cases the vehicle may need to be towed to a repair shop if the battery dies. You may jump a vehicle and void the manufacturer’s warranty all in the same sentence. Then when you make it to the repair facility find out the hard way that you should have read the owners manual and because you didn’t you may have eliminated the possibility of the warranty kicking in and taking care of the work that would have been no charge to you. Not sure what to do? Leave it to the battery experts at Tow Recover Assist to take care of all your battery jump start near me needs, domestic & foreign, vehicles A-Z.
Jump Starting A Battery Can Be Dangerous
It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced professional, there is always a chance that a battery could blow up. No matter the precautions taken, jump starting a battery can still be a dangerous task. Batteries do and can explode when being jumped. A frozen battery, a shorted out battery, a charging system over charging, can all make a simple jump start service turn into a trip to the emergency room. Better safe than sorry, when jump starting it is always best to back away from the vehicle to play it safe. Towing company TowRecoverAssist.com is a professional that you can trust, count on and afford for all your battery needs including jump starts.
Don’t Turn Off The Vehicle To Soon
We here it day after day! I had my car jump started the other day and let it run for 15 minutes and now it won’t start back up. After a successful jump start, the battery will need time to recharge the battery back up to par. As long as your alternator is in good working order and your battery is healthy, if you let your vehicle run long enough the alternator’s power output will bring life back to your dead battery but this does take time and patience. Depending on how discharged the vehicle’s battery is it is safe to say that your vehicle should run for a minimum of 45 minutes. If you don’t allow it to run long enough there will probably not be an adequate amount of juice in the battery to re-start the vehicle later. A very common if not the most common mistake made when jumping a car is turning the vehicle off after it’s been jumped. This will not give the battery the ample time it requires to charge sufficiently.
Not to make sure things get done properly? The team of experts at tow company TowRecoverAssist.com has you covered. You can either read our blog posts and gain some knowledge from the pros and give it a shot yourself or give us a call and make sure it gets done properly, quickly and cost effectively.