Has your car’s battery stopped working in the middle of the road? We all have had such an unpleasant experience at some point. There are several reasons for dead batteries, like headlights left running, battery age, and a door not being shut correctly. You can reach out to a professional expert for a jump start in Caterham. In this blog, we will explore the steps to jumpstart a car.

Steps For Jump Starting a Car with Jump Leads

Red and black are two jump leads, the former for the positive battery terminal and the latter for the negative. Their large ‘crocodile’ clips are designed to hook onto battery terminals and be connected to the car with the flat battery and another running vehicle. Following the steps mentioned below will ensure that neither vehicle isn’t damaged.

Prepare for jump-starting

Jump-starting a car is simple, but we still recommend calling a mechanic to avoid risk. Here are a few little things that need to be taken care of.

  • Tie your hair if they are long
  • Ensure you don’t have jewellery on
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing
  • Avoid metal like a watch strap or a spanner touching battery animals

Generally, jump leads aren’t long, so placing both vehicles accordingly is necessary to ensure the batteries are closed. Remove battery covers, if any and do not disconnect any leads or wires. You also need to ensure that jump leads are in good condition and check the batteries for leaks or damage.

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Steps for Connecting Cars For Jump Starting

  • Turn the switch off for both cars and have their handbrakes on
  • Connect the red lead to the positive terminal and the black one to the negative terminal of the working car’s battery
  • The next step involves connecting the red lead’s other end to the dead battery’s positive terminal.
  • Connect the black leads’ other end with the flat car’s battery.
  • Keep both vehicles connected for nearly three minutes or so. Make sure that their engines are off.
  • Turn on the engine of the working car and leave it running for a few minutes.
  • After that, start the flat car’s engine. You can leave the working car running for another few minutes if the dead car’s engine doesn’t start.
  • Remove the jump leads after leaving the cars connected for ten minutes.

DR Recovery Ltd has a team of qualified experts you can trust for a jump start in Caterham. Contact us today for more information about our services.