Winter is that time of the year when the problem of a dead battery is quite common with car owners living in Canada. If the battery is relatively old, an onsite vehicle battery replacement is the perfect option.
What if the battery is relatively new? Do you still need a mobile battery replacement?
If your car battery is in relatively good condition, an emergency battery booster can get it running.
What is a Battery Booster Pack?
- A battery booster pack provides a jump to a dead battery at a safe voltage without the risk of damaging any components.
- Using a battery booster is safe as it generates less voltage, and the risk of sudden voltage spike can be avoided.
Using the Emergency Battery Booster to Jump Start a Car
Step 1: Ensure That the Booster Pack is Fully Charged
- For jump starting your car, the battery booster should be in the charged condition.
- It needs to be charged at least once in 6 months.
Step 2: Position the Booster Pack Correctly
- The battery booster needs to be positioned in, such as way that the jumper cables/wires easily reach the discharged battery in the car.
Step 3: Turn Off Everything
- Before connecting the cables, it is crucial to turn off everything, i.e. both the car and the booster pack to prevent damage to any electrical components.
Step 4: Connect the Jumper Clamps Carefully
- Open the hood to locate the battery terminal.
- Attach the red (positive) jumper clamp to the positive terminal (red) of the dead battery.
- Connect the black (negative) jumper clamp to an unpainted, non-moving metal part of the car instead of the negative terminal of the dead battery. This will ensure a safe jump-start.
- Clamps connected from the booster battery to the car should be tight enough.
Step 5: Turn on The Booster Pack
- Once the clamps of the jumper cable are attached firmly to the battery, it is time to start the booster pack.
Step 6: Start Your Car
- Once you start the booster pack, you can try starting the car as well.
- If the engine does not start immediately, and you hear a cranking sound, wait for 5 seconds and try again.
- This would ensure that your car battery is getting maximum current from the booster pack.
Step 7: Turn Off the Booster Pack and Remove the Cables
- Once the car starts, switch off the battery booster.
- Remove the negative clamp first, followed by the positive one.
Even after trying this method, your car doesn’t start; you need onsite vehicle battery replacement.