Have you ever tried to start your car only to find out that the battery died, and now you’re stranded? This is a situation that no one wants to be in, especially if you don’t know how to jump a battery. By learning a few easy steps, you can be prepared to jump-start your vehicle so that you never find yourself stranded with a dead battery. If you want to learn more about how to take care of your vehicle’s battery, visit Premier Clearance Center Metairie near Chalmette and Covington.
The first step when jump-starting a vehicle is to make sure you have everything you need to get the job done. You will need jumper cables and access to another vehicle with a good battery. The two vehicles will need to be facing each other, so park the working vehicle close enough to where the jumper cables will reach inside both hoods. Both vehicles should be turned off with the parking brake on before you get started.
It can be frustrating to go through the process of jumping a battery only to find out that your vehicle still won’t start. If this happens, it could be due to a few different issues. A malfunctioning starter could create a clicking sound when you try and start the vehicle after a jump start. A problem with the fuses, starter or ignition switch could cause the electrical system to work but not the engine. If you find that your battery dies again even though the jump start was successful, this could be a sign of a weak alternator.
To learn more about your vehicle’s battery, come by Premier Clearance Center Metairie.