There are tons of great luxury sedans on the market. One, for instance, is the 2016 Kia K900 – a full-size sedan that pleases the senses with its luxury interior, ample space, and smooth, quiet demeanor. But, just because you opt for a new luxury sedan, that doesn't mean you'll never run into problems every now and then. One problem you may experience at some point is a dead battery. To be prepared, all you need is a set of jumper cables, a willing person who will give your car a jump, and this handy step-by-step guide.
1. Park your car and a booster car close enough together so that your jumper cables can reach from one car's battery to the other car's batter. Then turn off both cars (this includes headlights, radios, etc.).
2. Open the hood of both cars. Then locate each battery and its terminals.
3. Clamp one of the positive (red) jumper cable ends to the dead battery's positive battery terminal. Be sure it is clamped on tightly. (Keep the negative (black) cable clamp away from any metal surfaces.)
4. Clamp the other end of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive battery terminal in the booster car.
5. Once the positive cables are attached, first connect the negative cable end to the negative terminal in the booster car. Then connect the remaining negative cable to an unpainted metal surface on the engine of the car with the dead battery. This provides a solid ground while reducing the risk of sparks.
6. Start the booster car and let it idle for several minutes. This will build up a sufficient charge to start the dead car's battery.
7. Start the vehicle with the dead battery, then let both vehicles idle together for a few minutes.
8. Once the jump-started vehicle is running smoothly, carefully disconnect the jumper cables. This should be done in reverse order. This means you will remove the negative (black) cable from the formerly dead battery first. Be sure to hold cables away from any metal or other cable ends while you disconnect the rest of the cables.
9. Be sure to drive the jump-started car for at least 20 minutes so the alternator has time to recharge the battery.
For more information, visit our Kia dealership in East Syracuse, New York.
Kia of East Syracuse specializes in KIA new or used cars and SUVs. Located in East Syracuse, New York. Serving near Syracuse, Fulton, Auburn, Utica,Rochester, Watertown, Morrisville, Rome, and Norwich.
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