How to Use a Car Battery Starter Kit How to Use a Car Battery Starter Kit

What You'll Need
Owner's manual
A car battery starter kit

A car battery starter kit can help you start your battery if you find yourself without any other vehicle around to help give you a charge. These auto devices are reasonably priced and can be a handy tool to keep in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Step 1 – Locating the Battery

Open the hood of your vehicle. Raise the prop rod and secure it into position. Locate the battery. The battery in your vehicle is a box-shaped device with a post on either side. If necessary, read your owner's manual to find the placement of the battery.

Step 2 – Securing the Starter Cables to the Battery

Inspect your battery and locate the positive post. The positive post will have a plus label above it. Use your hand to remove the protective cap from the positive post. Make sure that the ignition is turned to the "Off" position. Connect the positive clip to the positive post. Connect the negative clip to a part of your vehicle that is not made of metal, preferably the frame of the vehicle.

Step 3 – Turning On the Starter Kit

Turn the power button to the starter kit to the "On" position. Keep your face away from the battery to prevent any injury in the unlikely event that  the battery should rupture and acid sprays out.

Step 4 – Starting Your Vehicle

Sit in the driver's seat and put the key into the ignition. Attempt to start your vehicle. If your vehicle does not start, turn off the engine and then the power to the starter kit. Check the connections to the starter. Fix any connections that are weak. Attempt to start your vehicle again. If your vehicle starts, turn off the power to the starter kit. Remove the negative clip from the vehicle frame and then remove the positive clip from the positive post on your battery.

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