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A dead battery is something that can derail your plans, and unfortunately, it’s impossible to fix on your own. Even with the proper equipment, you still need another vehicle with a working battery in order to jump-start your vehicle and get it going again. Jump-starting a car can be a tricky process depending on many different factors, so unless you’re an auto technician, the best choice is always to call a professional for assistance like one of our experienced tow truck drivers at Delray Beach 24/7 Towing.
They come equipped with jumper cables and can quickly diagnose your battery to see if it is fit for a jump start, hook it up, and get you going again in no time. Plus, if anything goes wrong, your battery is damaged, or your car still won’t start, you have an experienced tow truck driver on hand to help tow your vehicle to a mechanic or the destination of your choice.
Why Trying to Jump Start Your Vehicle Can Be Dangerous
It’s important to know what things to do and what not to do if your battery goes dead while you’re out and about. Jump starting a vehicle is at minimum a two-vehicle job, and depending on the reason the battery went dead, there is the potential that the jump start may not work, or worse yet, that someone may be injured trying to jump-start the vehicle.
Car batteries typically have a relatively long lifespan. However, some factors impact the life of your battery and whether or not your vehicle is getting the charge, it needs from the battery.
Corrosion around the battery connections is a common problem that will cause a car to go dead and not start. This will also make it difficult for a jump start to be effective on the vehicle, and trying to clean the connectors can be dangerous if you aren’t sure of what to do.
Another severe battery issue that can cause problems is if the battery has become cracked and is leaking battery acid. Trying to jump-start a vehicle with a cracked battery not only won’t work, but it will also likely lead to injury when trying to connect the cables to the battery. In the worst cases, the battery may spark or explode.
In some cases, faulty batteries have been found that simply do not deliver a charge properly and thus will cause a car to go dead repeatedly. It is difficult without a trained eye and the experience working car batteries to know if this is the case, but trying to jump-start a car with a faulty battery can cause bodily injury or harm to the electrical systems of the vehicle, making it dangerous to attempt without the assistance of a professional.
Besides issues you can face with your battery, there are problems trying to jump-start your vehicle yourself. Firstly, you’ll need the proper equipment and the ability to determine if your battery is in good enough shape to be jump-started in the first place. Second, you’ll need to find a trustworthy person with a working vehicle to help with the jump start since it is a two-vehicle job. This can be risky depending on where you find yourself when your car won’t start. Lastly, you’ll have to make sure to properly hook up the jumper cables and charge the battery before you can get going, and making a mistake can be devastating.
What To Do When You Have a Dead Battery
If you want to jump-start your battery safely and get on the road again, then the first thing to do is turn off your vehicle and secure your belongings. Second, you’ll want to give us a call at Delray Beach 24/7 Towing and let one of our drivers get to you as quickly as possible.
Once our driver arrives, they will begin by inspecting your battery and determining if a jump start is possible. If so, they will handle the process from start to finish to get you changed up and on the road again. It’s important to note that a jump start is not a fix for a dead battery, and you’ll still want to head straight to get a new battery installed once you’re on your way.
However, if your battery isn’t safe to charge, our driver will tow your vehicle to the mechanic of your choice or your preferred destination. Don’t let a dead battery ruin your day. Give us a call today.