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How to jump start a car without jumper cables


Here is the step by step on how to jump start a car without jumper cables. Every step is explained in details with pictures to teach you how to jump start a car when you don’t have any jumper cables. This is unquestionably a very useful technique. Imagine if your car break down half way and another car show up to help but without jumper cables. What are you going to do? Learn up this skill now and who knows one day you may need it?

Basically there are two ways to start a car without have to use any jumper cables. One is using the very old way but your car has to be manual transmission. This way need a little help from few people. Release the e-brake, push down the clutch to get the car rolling, put the transmission to gear number 2 (you can also do it in gear number 1 but number 2 is recommended), get few guys to push the car and let it roll until around 5 mph. Turn the key in the ignition and release the clutch. The car will then start!

Now here is the four easy steps to jump start a car without jumper cables and also without have to find few people to push the car. Check it out.

Step 1 Remove your car battery

Locate where your car battery is. Remove the positive (+ve) terminal connectors and then negative (-ve) terminal connectors. Positive terminal connectors usually cover with red color rubber. Remove the battery out from the car.
car battery

Step 2 Get the working battery out from another car

Repeat step 1 but this time is from the helper’s car. Get the battery out from the car. If you have another working battery, you can skip this step.

Step 3 Place the working battery to your car

Now place the working battery (either from helper’s car or any other way) to your car. Connect both connectors, and start your car. Let the engine run and remove both terminal connectors CAREFULLY. This has to be done while the engine is running. Once you remove both connectors, the engine will still running because the alternator will recharge the car.
car battery housing

Step 4 Place back your old battery

Now put back your own battery and connect both positive and negative terminal connectors carefully. DO NOT off the car engine and let it run for at least 30 minutes to recharge the battery. We will suggest you ONLY off the car engine when you reach the nearest mechanic shop or your home. Often the battery need to be replaced when a car break down because of electric power. A standard battery lifetime is in between a year and three years. Make sure you check your car according to car maintenance schedule from time to time. Don’t forget to place the helper’s battery back to his car right after your car start. Car break down is a hassle thing, so at least make sure you have learned how to jump start a car without jumper cables.

Alternate way to jump start a car: Use a jump starter. See Jump-N-Carry JNC660 jump starter review.


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