How To Jump Start Your Car Without Damaging the Electrical System

How To Jump Start Your Car Without Damaging the Electrical System

| By: Christian Brothers Automotive

Jump start your car correctly

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 Yukon, OK

The caring staff at Christian Brothers Automotive Yukon understands how inconvenient dead batteries and other automotive issues can be. That’s why we’re always available to you as your auto repair experts! If you’re experiencing persistent problems with your car battery, bring the vehicle by our local auto repair shop in Yukon and we’ll perform a courtesy inspection to diagnose the problem. Our services are backed by the 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference warranty so you get guaranteed auto services. Call us today, and schedule your courtesy inspection in Yukon, Oklahoma!

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