Cell phone batteries die and when they do, it is very easy to recharge it. All you do is find an outlet, plug it in, and charge your phone. Everyone is very cautious about their phone’s battery percentage but why not about their car’s. It is very common that one day you will find yourself needing a Jump start to your car. The average battery life of a car last between 2 and 5 years. Signs of a dead battery are; the car not starting, beeping when you try to start the car, and the battery icon near the pedometer blinking or on.
Not everyone can afford auto services or road side assistances such as AAA so they must resort to doing it themselves. Every day people get in their cars, disregard the car health icons, and drive off. One day you will need a jump start and it could possibly be at a very inconvenient time. In this essay I’m not only going to explain to you how to Jump start a car, I’m going to explain to you how to do it with style. I will explain the materials you will need, safety hazards to be aware of, and of course how to Jump start a car, with style.
Jump starting a car can be very ungenerous when done incorrectly. If done incorrectly you may be electrocuted by 12 volts of electricity. Although the voltage is not high enough to kill you, you can still obtain very serious injuries. You can result with 3rd degree burns to your skin, brain contusion, or even ejection from your position. When Jump starting a car with style it is always recommended wearing glove for extra layers of protection. Safety glasses to prevent a flying spark hitting you in the eye.
You should take off all finger and wrist jewelry to prevent an accidental touch and connection of electricity flow to your body. Sleeves should be rolled up to prevent the chance of your sleeves getting caught on any part of the car. Always be aware and attentive with your actions. Serious injuries can be prevented by following all safety rules. Besides, who really likes to get hurt or shocked? If and when you need to Jump start your car, you should be prepared correctly. To be able to Jump start your car you will need a few items.
You will need an additional car to provide the electricity flow into your car, Jumper cables color coated to assure correct connections, a pair of gloves for comfort and protection, a pair of glasses for ye protection, and another person along with the car. Sometimes auto companies provide you with Jumper cables included in the maintenance compartment of your car. If they were not included you may purchase them along with all the other items required at the nearest auto store such as Pep Boys, Auto Zone, Reilly Auto Parts, or etc.
For quality assurance ask a store representative or worker for guidance on buying the best products. You can also improvise and find home items to use while jump staring a car. For example, reading glasses or sun glasses can be used as eye retention. You may also use garden gloves if standard electricity gloves are not available in your home. For better presentation and appearance you should buy multi-colored gloves and awesome colored glasses. Jump starting your car should concurred that you will need a Jump start you should immediately turn off your car and take the keys out of the ignition.
You should now reach under the steering feel and to the left and look to pull a lever labeled with a picture of a car hood. This will unlock the hood and allow you to open it. Once you have pulled the lever, the hood would unlock and pop open Just enough for you to stick your fingers in between the hood and grill. Run your fingers in between the hood and grill until you feel a lever which you will pull or press to be able to open the hood entirely. Most cars have a stand to set the hood on and some stay up by themselves due to spring suspension built in.
Now that you have the hood open you will need to ask someone to give you a jump. This process should be fairly easy considering that there are plenty of people willing to help a fellow American out. Once someone has agreed to give you a Jump hey should park their car either in front or next to your car and turn off their car. Follow the same instruction for opening the other car’s hood. Now that both hoods are open you should put on all safety gear and get to work. The Jumper cables have 4 pincher’s; a red and black pincher on each end of the cable.
You will then connect the red pincher’s to the red part of the battery on each car and do the same for the black. Now that the Jumper cables are connected, ask the person to turn on their car. Allow their car to run for a couple of minutes to ensure that electricity is flowing to your car’s battery. After you have waited a couple of minutes you then get in your car. Put the key in the ignition and turn the key trying to turn on the car. While you turn the key to turn on the car give the other person a signal to rev the engine in their car.
This allows more electricity to flow into the battery of your car, recharging it and turning on your car. Once your car is on, all that is left to do is carefully remove the jumper cables and close the hoods locking them back in to place. Pack you your things in convenient place and you are set to go. All that is left to do is thank the helpful person who helped you and get on your way. Jump starting a car is a very good skill to have because you never know when you will need it.
It can be dangerous but only if you do not follow the safety precautions. You can endure serious pain if you don’t pay full attention to what you are doing. Jump starting does require a few items, but it is always good to be prepared for such situations. If you are not helping yourself you can always help some else out as well. The procedure is very simply and safe Just as long as you follow the instructions correctly. This is a very handy skill to have because you never know when you will need a Jump.