What to do if you have an dead car battery?
How do you start your car?
Call a friend who has a car, and get some jumper cables!
- Set up the two cars facing each other
- Connect the red wire to the two plus openings and the black cable to the two minus openings.
- Start your friend’s car and wait a couple of minutes.
- Try to start the car; if it still doesn’t start, continue charging the car.
- Once you’ve managed to start the car, leave it connected for at least five minutes before disconnecting the cables, in order to prevent damage to the alternator.
- Disconnect the cables in the reverse order of their connection (minus first, then plus), and your dead car battery will be resurrected.
- If you haven’t yet done so while you were waiting, download the Engie app now to get information about your car battery!
The car battery is dead …Where can you buy a new car battery?
- General Stores
- Roadside assistance
Car Battery Replacement Guide
- User safety note-Be sure to check the safety instructions in the owner’s manual and follow them closely.
- Make sure the ignition is turned off.
- Open the hood of the car and secure it with the help of the safety brackets.
- Uncover the car battery (in petrol consuming cars).
- First, loosen the screw with a minus sign, then do the same for the screw with a plus sign.
- Remove the battery bracket and support by pulling the lower edge of the retaining hole located at the base of the battery.
- To install a new car battery, follow the procedure in reverse order, and you will be all set for car battery replacement.
Several key points:
- A more expensive battery is not necessarily a better one
- When you purchase a car battery you must make sure that it matches your car’s type (in terms of amps and external dimensions).
- It’s very important to check the concentration of acid in car batteries and to get a battery with an acidity level that’s suitable to the conditions in your region.
- For example, car batteries in Israel must have a high resistance to heat and high resistance to vibration due to the nature of the roads there.
- Traveling abroad? Disconnect the minus cable so the car battery doesn’t empty while you’re away.