25 Nov How to Jump Start Your Honda
You can never be too prepared as a car owner. By that, we mean that you should be ready at all times for virtually anything to happen on the road. Whether it’s knowing how to deal with a flat tire, replacing windshield wipers, or checking your vehicle’s lifeline fluids– you want to know how to handle certain aspects of your car on your own.
To better prepare you for the curve balls of the road, our Honda of Adventura Service Center put together this instructional article. A car battery can die at any time. It’s easy to forget to turn your headlights off or the keep the cabin light on overnight. The important part is knowing what to do when you return to your car with a flat battery.
With the following steps, it’s rather easy and intuitive to get your car back up and running again.
Things to Note Before Trying to Jump Start Your Honda:
- You will need another running vehicle to assist you.
- You will need jumper cables.
- You must avoid touching the car battery with metal objects.
- Do not attempt to jumpstart your vehicle if your battery is damaged, leaking, or corroded.
- Do not smoke while attempting to jumpstart your vehicle.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Jump Start Your Honda:
- Move the running car as close as possible to your car and open both vehicles’ hoods. Leave the car running.
- Take the cables and connect the first end of the red positive end to the positive terminal on the working car’s battery. Then do this with the opposite end to the flat battery.
- Then connect the black negative end to the negative terminal on the working car’s battery. Attach the opposite end to the negative terminal on the dead battery.
- Double check that the clamps are away from the moving parts under the hood.
- After a few minutes of the cars’ being connected and the battery charging, try starting the ignition.
- If the car starts successfully, remove the cable clamps in reverse order and make sure they do not touch one another or any metal surfaces.
- You should then drive for a half hour or longer to allow your battery to restore a healthy charge.
If this process doesn’t seem to work, then please don’t hesitate to give our Honda dealer service center a call. We’re glad to help you in any way we can. To learn more or to schedule automotive service or maintenance, call Honda of Adventura today!