5 Tips on How to Jumpstart Your Car

Giulia Nigrini
Giulia Nigrini
Vehicle Service Contract Specialist, Traveler, Car Enthusiast
June 13, 2022
min. read

When you own a vehicle or drive often it is generally a good idea to know a few basic things just in case you cannot get assistance in time. Plus knowledge is always a good idea, it may surprise you when some random information like this will come up to save the day. One of the main things to know is how to jumpstart your car. It could be the thing you need to get to the nearest workshop or even your house.  

Why do you need to jumpstart a car?

When your car has a battery that is running on low or has been affected in some way it won’t necessarily have the power to be able to turn the engine over. A good example of this is leaving the headlamps or radio on overnight while the vehicle is parked. This can drain the battery and leave you without enough power to start the car.

How to Jumpstart Your Car

Before you start you will need a few items. A working set of jumper cables and another vehicle with a charged and working battery. Make sure the two cars are close enough for the jumper cable to reach both batteries comfortably.

Jumpstart Safety

As you are working with electricity it is important to take a few precautions when handling the battery and jumper cable. Ensure that the battery is not damaged or leaking, if this is the case have the car towed instead. Also be sure to check the jumper cable for any damages. Should the jumper cable become hot at any point, stop and have the car towed.

Take any jewelry off and make sure you do not have any metal parts touching the battery or jumper cable. You should also avoid smoking or having any open flames near the engines. Lastly, only remove the jumper cables once both engines are off and always use caution.

Typically batteries should last between 5 to 7 years and should only be recharged when they show signs of deterioration. At this point you will want to consider replacing the battery.

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A vehicle service contract is designed to alleviate the stress of covering the repair bills occurring under unforeseen circumstances. Taking into account that mechanical issues do tend to happen in an unpredictable way it may be beneficial to shop around for extended auto protection that will suit your needs.

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