Car need a jump? Flat Tire? If you answered yes to either of those two questions you are in the right place. I created this tutorial on how to get your car up and running again.
In this tutorial:
Part One: How to Jump Start a Car.
Part Two: How to Change a Flat Tire
Part Three: How to Use Fix-a-Flat
**NOTE** The steps are labeled confusingly. If the title is "Step 11: Steps 13&14:..." then it is step 13 and 14 for that part of the tutorial. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Step 1: Part One: How to Jump Start a Car.
This part of the tutorial is directed at jump starting your car. You might want to wear rubber gloves because you may get dirty, but they are not necessary.
1. Non-Working car
2. Working car
3. Jumper Cables
Step 2: Step 1: Find Another Car.
Step 1: Get another car(Yellow Truck) and some jumper cables and park working car next to or in front of non-working(Gray Car) car.
Step 3: Step 2: Pop The Hoods.
Step 2: Pop the hood on both cars. For information on how to pop your hood, check the owner's manual.
Step 4: Steps 3 & 4: Locate the Battery.
Step 3: Locate the battery of the non-working car(Gray Car). (Check owner’s manual for exact location)
Step 4: Find the positive(Red Cap) and negative(No Cap) terminals on the non-working car’s battery. Always start with the non-working car’s battery because it is likely to have little to no charge on it.
Step 5: Step 5: Hook Up First Cable.
Step 5: Connect the red/yellow jumper cable clamp to the positive terminal(Red Cap) of the non-working car’s battery. DON’T connect the black cable to the negative terminal on the non-working car yet.
Step 6: Step 6: Locate the Other Battery.
Step 6: Locate the battery of the working car(Yellow Truck). (Make sure key is not in the ignition)
Step 7: Steps 7, 8, and 9: Connect the Cables to the Working Battery.
Step 7: Find the positive(Red Cap) and negative(No Cap) terminal on the working car’s battery(Yellow Truck). Again, make sure the car is not running and no power is going to the car.
Step 8: Connect the red/yellow jumper cable to the positive terminal(Red Cap) on the working car’s battery.
Step 9: Connect the black jumper cable to the negative terminal(No Cap) of the working car’s battery.