Coquitlam Dead Battery Jump, Repair and Replacement
Your battery is dead! Call Coquitlam Towing now at 604-239-2312 and get a qualified professional to assist you NOW. Any time, any place our jump start service providers are here for you 24/7. No matter the circumstance, anywhere in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, we are here for you! We will:
If the suspected battery is not your problem and requires serious mechanical work, our tow trucks will bring you to your preferred service provider.
For those dire situations where contacting a tow truck is not possible, please see the below options.
One way to get you back on the road is to use jumper cables to give your battery a boost. To do this you need a set of jumper cables and another vehicle to hook up to.
If you are in the market for jumper cables, 20 ft jumper cables is recommended for ease of connection. Depending on the situational alignment of the vehicles, getting close enough and on the right side of the batter can be hard. The longer the cable and beefier the clamp the easier it will be to connect the batteries of the two vehicles.
Once the vehicles are in position, remove any battery covers to gain access to the battery posts and identify which post is positive and which is negative. Most often the positive will be red and have a red wire, but it is best to look for the positive and negative signs. Ensure posts are clean of any debris or buildup. As a safety precaution, ensure the clamps do not touch during the process as this may cause damage to the vehicles.
New cars should not be boosted because a power surge from the alternator of the operable vehicle could cause your system to blow out causing damage to the on board computer, stereo and navigation systems.
It's best to call Coquitlam Towing so we can send a tow truck to ensure the proper procedures are followed to avoid damage. Alternatively, a professional grade power pack could be used.
Professional grade Power Pack
To avoid needing the assistance of a secondary vehicle for a jump, carry a portable power pack that holds enough juice for your vehicle type when fully charged (use professional grade power packs). If no vehicle is around to assist, and you do not have a battery pack, call us for your towing Coquitlam needs at 604-239-2312.
First, connect the red clamp to the positive post of the dead battery. Second, connect the other end of the red clamp to the positive post of the assisting vehicle battery and the negative end or black clamp to the negative post of the same battery.
Next, it is recommended to connect the remaining negative end of the cable to an unpainted bolt or piece of the vehicle's frame. This ensures a safer jump then connecting to the remaining negative post.
Start the functioning vehicle first, then start the dead vehicle. Once the vehicle is running, disconnect the cables making sure the clamps don’t touch. Always consult your vehicle manual on specific manufacturer recommendations when handling the vehicle battery.
Like everything else in life, maintenance prolongs the longevity of the battery for most cases. On average, a battery lasts between 2 and 5 years. One of the biggest factors that affect the life of a battery is the weather. Both extreme heat and cold can affect the batteries function.
That is why the climate you live in will affect how long your battery last. Here are 7 tips on extending the life of your battery:
More often than not, when we pop open the hood and view a client’s dead battery, we see excessive corrosion. The corrosion is hydrogen gas being released from the acid in the battery. It combines with the atmosphere under the hood and produces the corrosion.
Usually, if the corrosion is occurring on the negative terminal, the battery is undercharging. There are many tactics that can be used to remove the corrosion; for the most part this can be done by simply removing with a towel. Ensure to follow the proper safety steps and battery manufacture instructions for this maintenance.
For anything batteries call Coquitlam Towing, this is what we do, we send a tow truck your way to get you back on the road. Call 604-239-2312 and get a qualified professional to you now!