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The Basics Series: Jump starting Your Car
DISCLAIMER: These are not directions. This is a test. Being a man yourself, you already know how to do this. I just needed your help testing me in my car jumping skills, and I also wanted to display the gloriousness of my budding art career.
Let us begin. Determine the validity of each statement as you read along.
Statement 1: I need jumper cables in my vehicle. Always. That means AT ALL TIMES. This is what they look like. This is how to hold them.
Statement 2: Both vehicles should be OFF when you begin.
Statement 3: I should connect one end of the red (positive) jumper cable to the positive terminal on the dead battery.
Statement 4: I should connect the other end of the red (positive) jumper cable to the positive terminal on the good battery. (Yes, that cable is supposed to be red. No, I did not intentionally draw an extra finger on that hand).
Statement 5: I should connect one end of the black (negative) cable to the negative terminal on the good battery (Just imagine the red cable is on the other side right now).
Statement 6: I should connect the other end of the black (negative) cable to a clean, unpainted metal surface under the disabled car’s hood. Oh look! The engine block. That’s a good place. I’ll put it there instead of the negative terminal of the dead battery so sparks don’t fly everywhere.
Statement 7: Start the car with the good battery and let it run for 2 or 3 minutes.
Statement 8: Start dead car… which should now be ALIVE.
Statement 9: Keep the (previously) dead car running for 30 minutes to allow for sufficient time to bring the dead battery back to life (i.e. full charge).
The information in this article was taken from an article originally posted on The Art of Manliness blog. You can check out the link here.