top of page

Vehicle Start Up

     If your car won’t start......your battery is probably dead. Our mission is then to help restart it and have you back on the road. as soon as possible. Vehicle jump-start services are provided to help motorists whose car batteries have died or become discharged and need assistance in getting their vehicles started again. Jump starting a vehicle involves using a power source, typically from another vehicle's battery or a portable jump starter, to give a temporary boost of energy to the dead battery, allowing the engine to crank and start.

Here's how the American RTS  jump-start process typically works:

  •  Identify the issue: When a vehicle's battery is dead, the engine won't start, and the electrical systems might not function correctly. A jump start is often necessary if the battery is the root cause of the problem.

  •  Locate a power source: The first step is to find a power source to jump-start the vehicle. This can be done using another vehicle with a charged battery or a portable jump starter.

  •  Position the vehicles: If using another vehicle, park the working vehicle close enough to the dead one so that the jumper cables can reach both batteries. Make sure the vehicles are in "Park" or "Neutral" with the parking brake engaged.

  •  Connect the jumper cables: Take the jumper cables and attach one end of the positive (red) cable to the positive terminal of the dead battery. Then, connect the other end of the positive cable to the positive terminal of the working battery. Next, connect one end of the negative (black) cable to the negative terminal of the working battery. Finally, attach the other end of the negative cable to an unpainted metal surface of the dead vehicle, away from the battery. This is done to prevent sparks near the battery, which can be dangerous.

  •  Start the engine: Once all the connections are secure, start the engine of the working vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. This will transfer some charge to the dead battery.

  •  Attempt to start the dead vehicle: Now, try starting the engine of the vehicle with the dead battery. If everything is connected correctly, the engine should crank and start.

  •  Disconnect the cables: After the dead vehicle has started, let both vehicles run for a few more minutes. Then, carefully disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were connected.

  •  Charging the dead battery: While the vehicle is running, the alternator will charge the previously dead battery. It's a good idea to drive the vehicle for some time to ensure the battery gets adequately charged.                                             

  •  Jump-starting a vehicle requires caution, as improper handling of the cables can cause sparks or damage to the electrical systems of the vehicles involved. For this, American RTS can make sure your car is taken care of safely. 

bottom of page