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Car Won’t Start? A Dead Battery Jump Start Guide

If you’re one of the millions of car owners that have problems starting your car, you can relax, because you’re certainly not alone. There could be a few reasons as to why your car doesn’t start and what to do in that scenario. You could have problems with your car battery or problems with your transmission. If it is the latter, you will need to have your vehicle towed immediately. If your car battery died, you will need to have an emergency boost from another vehicle until help arrives. You will need to park your car in a way that your engine is directly facing the other person’s engine. Once you’ve parked your car in a safe spot, you can then begin attempting to give it a boost through the battery of the other driver’s vehicle. You will need to attach the jumper cables from his battery to your battery and make sure to connect them to the positive and negative signs. You should have enough power to make it to a professional auto repair garage at this point.

How To Jump Start Your Car Safely

Safety is the key component to any emergency roadside situation. Before you get started with the dead battery recharging process, you need to put a red triangle if it’s at night to warn off other drivers that your vehicle is broken down. Visibility is reduced drastically during the dark, making it virtually impossible to spot a driver from a few hundred feet away. These safety precautions can not only keep you safe, but it can also prevent any accidents from occurring if a driver has to slam on their brakes and swerve off the side of the road. One common reason attributed to a dead car battery is leaving the headlights on for an extended period of time, especially if your vehicle is parked overnight. It can be easy to forget to turn off the fog lights, but you need to make a mental checklist of things to do before turning off the ignition in your car. If you have to flag down another driver, make sure you do so in a public area or else wait for a professional roadside crew to come along and help. A little safety sure goes a long way!

Carlo’s Auto Repair & Towing Can Help !

Carlo’s Towing specializes in all kinds of roadside assistance, including, dead battery replacement, car jump start, out of gas refueling and battery recharge. We cover the entire Santa Clara area with 24/7 roadside field technicians always available. Don’t let a dead car battery ruin your day, give us a call immediately!