Jumpstarting a vehicle is super simple, though it is a serious business and can be injurious if done wrong. All you need to deal with a flat battery and get back on the road is a set of jumper cables, another car, and Ontime Sydney Towing’s guideline on how to safely jumpstart your vehicle. However, if you are not confident enough to do it on your own, it is better to call for Ontime Sydney Towing’s quick roadside assistance and tow truck service in Sydney. We are operating around the clock in areas like Artarmon, Cherrybrook, Gordon, and many others.
To jumpstart safely without shocking yourself, follow these steps:
1) Check batteries: Make sure that both the batteries are of the same voltage and none of them is damaged.
2) Ready cars: Park both the cars close to each other to connect the cables, but not close enough that they touch each other as it can cause a short circuit. Turn off the ignition, lights, and accessories of both cars, place them in neutral or park, engage parking brakes as well, and open the hoods of both cars.
3) Identify the positive and negative terminals of both the batteries: The positive terminal is usually bigger than the negative terminal and is marked with “POS” or “+” whereas the negative terminal has a “NEG” or “-“, mark on it.
4) Attach jumper cables to the terminals in the following order:
- Connect one end of the red or positive jumper cable to the positive terminal of the weak battery.
- Connect the other end of the red or positive jumper cable to the positive terminal of the good battery.
- Connect one end of the black or negative jumper cable to the negative terminal of the good battery.
- Connect the other end of the black or negative jumper cable to a clean, unpainted metal surface of the dead car that is not directly next to the battery.
5) Start the working vehicle and let the engine run for a few minutes to supply the power to the dead battery.
6) Start the dead car.
7) After the car is jump-started unclip the jumper cables in reverse order.
8) Keep the jumped car’s engine running for at least 30 minutes to recharge the battery.
If the car doesn’t start even after the jump start, your battery may be gone too far to be jump-started. In such a case, you can call on Ontime Sydney Towing’s helpline for a quick rescue whether you are around Artarmon, Cherrybrook, Gordon, or any other place in Sydney.
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