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How to Jump Start a Car

There is absolutely nothing more annoying and aggravating than putting your keys into the ignition, only to realize that the car won’t start. It could be that you either forgot to turn the lights off or need a new battery, in either case, you cannot drive your car. If you’re car battery died, you’re going to need a boost. Although it’s highly advisable to call for a professional towing technician, you can still jump start your car. You’ll need to have another car give you the boost. Here are a few helpful tips that you can use the next time your car battery dies.

●     Flag Down Help – Once you’ve gotten a car to help you out, you need to position your vehicle so that it is facing the other one. Make sure that both cars are in a safe area before proceeding. You should keep a distance of at least a few good feet. You’ll want to use a good set of jumper cables with thick wires and clean clamps. The ignition should always be off in both vehicles when you are jump starting your car.

●     Getting Started – You will need to clamp one of the positive jumper cable ends (red) to the positive battery terminal (labeled with a “+” on the battery) of the dead vehicle. Always make sure that the clamps are in extra tight. Connect the negative cable end (black) to the negative battery terminal on the booster car (marked with a “-“). Finally, attach the other end of the negative cable to an unpainted metal surface on the engine of the dead vehicle.

●     Final Steps – Start the dead car and let the two vehicles stay stationary for a few minutes. If the dead vehicle refuses to start, do not attempt to cause any further damage to it. Make sure you safely disconnect the jumper cables before driving away, and of course, give a special thanks to the person who helped you out! At this point, if you’re still experiencing difficulties with your battery, it’s always best to call a professional.

Who to Call in an Emergency?

All it takes is another friendly person to help out, and you can jump start your car. There are times where you will need an emergency boost, when no passing cars are within sight, at odd hours of the night. You don’t have to worry anymore because Roc Towing is here for you. We work 24/7, so you can always reach us, and we’ll be there to give your battery a boost that it urgently needs. We can also provide you with an emergency towing throughout the Fremont area, at all times of the day or night. Get in touch with our friendly support team today. You’re never stuck on the road with Roc Towing!