What to Expect When Calling for a Jump Start?
When your car won’t start, it can be a frustrating experience. One possible reason for this is a dead battery. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be able to get your car going by calling for a jump start. But what exactly is a jump start, and what should you expect when you call for one?
A jump start is when another car with a working battery is used to provide power to your dead battery, jump-starting the engine. If you don’t have access to another car, you can also use a portable jumper pack. Jumper packs are battery devices that are specifically designed for jump-starting cars.
When you call for a jump start, the first thing the tow truck driver will do is assess your situation. They will hook up their jumper cables to your battery and make sure that the clamps are properly attached. Once they’re sure everything is set up correctly, they will start the engine of their tow truck and let it idle for a few minutes. This will give your battery enough time to charge so that you can start your car on your own.
Once your car is started, it’s important to drive it around for at least 15 minutes to allow the battery to recharge.