Since today’s automotive electrical systems are so complicated, it’s a good idea to exercise caution when performing even the simplest tasks. If you’re not careful while trying to jump start your vehicle, you could damage some important components. Today, the knowledgeable staff at Christian Brothers Automotive Warwick will give you some tips on how to bring your car battery back to life.
Jump start your car with a jump box
One of the most simple tasks is jump starting the car when a battery has reached the end of its life, or when the kids played with the dome light switches in the back seat and didn’t realize Mom was going to have to call for help the next morning. When this happens, the safest way to perform this is with a battery jump box. These boxes enable the jumpstart to occur with no risk of damage to the starter or alternator. The next option is to “jump” the vehicle with a vehicle that has a “good” battery. When doing this, make sure the vehicle that is providing the jump is “off” and the key is out of the ignition. Red to red and black to a good ground. In the “old days” we used to hook up the jumper cables and rev the engine. Now a’ days we can’t do that because the charging system is too sensitive and if there are any problems with the vehicle that is being jumped, it can damage the starting or charging system, or worse, the engine control computer.
So, play it safe with a battery box or maybe you’re lucky and still drive a standard shift… then you just may need a push.
The nice difference in Oklahoma City
At Christian Brothers Automotive Warwick, we know how inconvenient a dead battery can be. That’s why we’re always available to you as a resource for automotive questions and repairs. If your car’s battery is consistently acting up, our battery experts can diagnose the problem. Our services are backed by the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty so you’re guaranteed the problem is fixed. Call us today, and schedule your battery service and repairs at your local auto repair shop in Oklahoma City!