There are many things I can do (read a novel in a day, speak another language, multi task, hold my breath for a really long time and drink more than an Irish man) but I do not know anything about cars. The 1st time I took my driving test, I failed it before I had even sat in the car. The 1st question the examiner asked me was, “How do you open the bonnet of your car?” – I promptly went to the back of the car and opened the trunk. FAIL!
Anyway, today Carina asked me to help jumpstart her car (the cute white Smart). For those that are even less technical than me, you jumpstart a car when the battery has run out.
I am now going to pass on my new found knowledge… the quick and easy way.
- Open the bonnet of your car (that is the front part). To do so, there is a lever on the passenger side of the car. Make sure both car bonnets are open, as you will be attaching jumpstart leads between the 2 cars.
- Make sure the car which is working has its engine off (there are easier ways to get a perm).
- Find the battery in the working car (easier said than done, we had to get the manual of my Mini out). Find the battery in the non-working car.
- Attach the red lead of the jumpstart cable to the red nozzle on the battery. Attach the black lead to the black nozzle on the battery. Then repeat this on the other car.
- Turn your car on! Then try turning on the car, and voila! You should have successfully jumpstarted a car!