How to give a boost

How to give a boost

PROCESS/ANALYSIS Nothing can be more frustrating than to come out to your vehicle and it won’t start-up. You don’t know why or how to connect the battery cables that are located in your trunk for a jump start. It doesn’t do any good to know there is help available but no one can figure out how to give a jump start, not to mention that it’s cold and dark outside and you are all alone in a dark and snowy parking lot. So you sit there looking at the cables wondering where each end of the cable goes. But the mystery part of this is that you have to decide quickly because your help is becoming frustrated as well. Giving a jump-start really isn’t that hard as long as you have all of the right materials to start the vehicle. There should be a pair of red and black cables located in the trunk of your vehicle. These jumper cables have a red positive (+) clamp and a black Negative (-) clamp located on each end of the cable. Either on the top of the battery or on the side of the battery, you will find two battery posts which will be red or black. You want to connect the red cable to the red post and the black cable to the black post. It doesn’t make a difference if you connect the red or the black cable first, just as long as you connect each cable to the correct post. Warning: make sure when connecting the cable clamps that you don’t by accident put the red cable on the black post. If this occurs there could be a chance that your battery will melt causing it to explode or cause electrical problems for you’re the other person’s electrical system. Make sure that when you are about to connect the cables that you keep all metal items away from the cables when they are on the battery posts. Eventually, you will find out where the battery clamps go and it will be time for you to connect the clamps. Before you can start to connect the clamps you have to open the hood of each vehicle to get to the battery. Th…


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