What causes your battery to die? There are a few things that can cause your car battery to die. If you leave your lights on, or if your car is constantly running, accessories like your radio can drain the battery. If you don’t drive your car often, this can lead to a dead battery because the alternator isn’t getting a chance to recharge it. Finally, extreme weather can also lead to battery issues – hot weather can cause the battery fluid to evaporate, while cold weather can make it harder for the battery to start your car. If you think your car battery may be dying, it’s best to get it jump-started and then check it out by a mechanic.
What is a jump-start?
A jump start is used to start a car that has a dead battery. The jump start sends a jolt of electricity to the dead battery, which then allows the car to start.
This is usually done by connecting the positive terminal of the donor battery to the positive terminal of the recipient battery and the negative terminal of the donor battery to the negative terminal of the recipient battery.
A jump start will last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. It all depends on how long it takes for the car’s battery to get enough power to start the engine. If the battery is severely depleted, it may take a minute or two of charging before it has enough power to start the engine. However, if the battery is only slightly depleted, it may only need a few seconds of charging before it has enough power to start the engine. In either case, once the engine is started, the jump start will be complete, and the car will be able to run on its own power.
It is important to note that the process of jump-starting a vehicle can be dangerous if not done properly. Always consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual before attempting to jump-start your vehicle. If you are unsure about how to properly jump-start your vehicle, contact Morrow Towing, and we will come to give you a jump!
Who should I Call for a jump start?
- Can Morrow Towing do a Jump Start?
Yes! The easiest option is to call Morrow Towing to come and jump-start your vehicle. Our team is fully trained in the safety and technicality of jump-starting vehicles, no matter what kind. We always put safety first, which assures that you and your vehicle will be taken care of. We’ll jump-start your car quickly and safely so you can be on your way in no time.
- Can Uber do a Jump Start?
As a ridesharing firm, Uber does not offer to jump-start automobiles as part of its official primary services. You may try negotiating with a driver on the side, but there’s no promise they’ll do it.
- Can AutoZone do a Jump Start?
AutoZone does not have roadside assistance to come directly to you to jump-start your vehicle. However, once you get it jump-started by Morrow Towing, you can drive your vehicle right on over to AutoZone to test your battery and identify the problem.
- Can you jump-start a car by yourself?
If your vehicle has a dead battery, you’ll need to jump-start it in order to get it running again.
How to Jump Start a Vehicle:
1. Park the working vehicle close to the disabled one. Make sure both vehicles are in park, with the engines off and the keys out of the ignitions.
2. Open the hoods of both vehicles and locate the batteries. On most cards, the battery is located under a plastic cover on one side of the engine compartment.
3. Attach the red (positive) clamp to the positive terminal of the dead battery. Then attach the black (negative) clamp to a metal surface on the disabled car that is away from the battery (such as a bolt on the engine block).
4. Have a friend start the working vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. Then try to start the disabled car. If it doesn’t start, give it another minute or two of running time before trying again.
5. Once the disabled car is running, disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse order that you connected them. Be sure to remove the negative clamp first, followed by the positive one.