Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Smart Tips to Fix a Car Battery

A car which will not start commonly points to one thing that is a dead battery. It is known that the battery can have a few things wrong with it which will not allow it for keeping a charge that includes dead battery, bad electrical connection, or low water in battery cells. Actually, it ca be very easy to charge the dead battery with another car and also the jumper cables or by using 12-volt DC battery charger. So, just follow the tips below to easily fix a car battery.

The first thing that you should do is to get inside your car and under steering wheel on the left side there must be a handle for popping the hood open. Then, you need to pull your hood open and keep it open. You can use propping mechanism provided if you find that your hood does not stay open on its own. After that, you should drive another car up in front of or beside your car so that the hoods can be near each other.

You have to keep the non-dead car running and then pop open the hood on the vehicle.

The second thing is to connect jumper cables to the running vehicle first. You should not let the jumper cable black and red connectors touch since it will cause sparks. You have to connect red clamp to the positive terminal and black clamp to the negative terminal. After that, you should connect the other end of the jumper cables to your dead battery the same way.

The third thing is to let your battery charge for about one minute. You can try to start the vehicle which had dead battery. If it can start, then you need to disconnect the jumper cables from both vehicles and just let your car run for a while when the alternator charges the battery.

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