Car battery tips: How to start a car with starting cables

Your first instinct is most likely to think that this is the car battery when your car doesn’t work. Here are some things to check before declaring the battery as the main culprit.

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Is that the battery?

Check the headlights work. If they plan a dim light, it is probably the battery. If everything seems normal, then the battery is fine.

Turn on the ignition and test the radio. If you get nothing, that’s not the battery’s fault.

Now try to start the car. If you feel jolts even though the vehicle has not started, your battery is probably discharged. If all goes well, the battery is not flat, and this article will be of little utility (well, read it anyway, it can always serve you). [Read more…]