Car battery boosting DIY or hire a pro. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your car won’t start? The problem could just be that your battery needs a jump. Do you know how to boost a battery? Here are some steps that you can follow if you find yourself in such a situation. The first thing you need to do is double check that it’s actually a battery problem. Signs of a bad battery are usually dim lights or slow/no crank when you try starting it. The dash lights and radio will still work but if you don’t even get a flicker of lights or sound, you might have a problem with the ignition. Locate the battery and make sure that all connections are connected and it is firmly in place. It is usually found at the front of the engine and sometimes between the engine and firewall. Occasionally, with some vehicles it’s in the trunk. Once you have determined it is the battery that needs a boost you’re going to need jumper cables and a working vehicle to give you that boost. Park the working vehicle near the disabled vehicle. Keep the distance between batteries as close as possible but do NOT let the vehicles touch. Turn off the engine, radio, lights, A/C, fans and all other electronic devices on both vehicles. Be safe when you attempt to connect. Inspect both batteries for damage and if you find cracks or leaks do not try to jump it, change the battery or call us for a Mobile Battery Replacement. You also want to check out the jumper cables and inspect them for damage. The cables are usually color coded red and black with heavy duty clamps at both ends. Make sure the red and black ends never touch each other once they are connected to a battery. When connecting cables connect in this order: Red clamp to positive (+) terminal of dead battery Red clamp to positive (+) terminal of good battery Black clamp to negative (-) terminal of good battery Black clamp to a piece of grounded metal on the disabled car. Start the vehicle that’s working and let it idle for a few minutes. Rev it just a bit above idle for 30-60 seconds. Now you can try to start the disabled vehicle. Take off the working car and remove the last connection point if it doesn’t start. Adjust the remaining connections to test for good contact and then reattach the last connection. Try starting up the working car again and give it about 5 minutes to charge then try starting the disabled vehicle. If it still doesn’t work after a few tries you’re either going to have to replace the battery or call a tow truck. Of course the safest thing to do is to call a mobile battery boost mechanic that provides mobile vehicle services so that you can get your battery boosted the right way without causing damage to yourself or your vehicle. Plus it helps when there are no other cars around to give your battery the jolt that it needs. Also, with our mobile vehicle services and battery boost services for your car you won’t have the incredibly long wait times that many people experience with some of the other road side assitance programs out there and you will even save money as our mobile car battery boost services are very affordable to help you start your car again.