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You don't need to panic if your car battery dies, as learning how to jump start a car is a fairly easy process. Let's take a look at how to go about it.
In order to jump start a car, you'll need another functional car. You'll also need jumper cables, safety glasses and a wire brush, in case you need to clean out the connections of the batteries.
It is important that you find out the exact position of your car's battery under the hood. Based on this, the other car can be parked at an optimal position next to the car that needs to be jump started.
Once the cars are in position, turn off both their engines, since this will prevent any surges in the cars' electrical system. Then attach one end of the red cable to the positive or '+' side of the working battery, and fix the other end to the dead battery's positive. Meanwhile, one end of the black cable needs to be attached to the negative or '-' side of the working battery, whereas the other end needs to be attached to an unpainted metal area on the car with the dead battery.
Remember not to attach the jumper cable to the negative side of the dead battery. This may cause an explosion due to the small amounts of acid leaking out of the battery. Also do not, under any circumstances, clamp the negative cable to the rubber portion of the positive cable, as this could damage both vehicles.
After lining up the cables, start the car with the working battery, and leave it on. Depending upon the amount of battery life left in the defunct car, you may have to continue charging it for up to a minute. Once this is done, try starting the defunct car, which should start up right away.
You can disconnect the cables in any order, but just ensure that the red and black cables don't come in contact when they are still connected to a battery. That's all there is to jump starting a car. Who would have thought it'd be so easy?
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