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Can You Jump Start a Car in the Rain?

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As we approach cooler, wetter weather, the likelihood of running into a weak/dead battery becomes higher. Accessories like heaters and window defrosters put more use through your vehicle’s alternator, and therefore eventual wear on your battery. That being said, you may need to jump-start your vehicle with a set of jumper cables to get within walking distance of somewhere that you can replace your battery, like Biggers Mazda in Elgin. You can even order a replacement battery ahead of time by filling out this parts order form online. Read on for our guide on jump starting a vehicle in the rain.

“Is it Safe to Jump Start a Car in the Rain?”

If you’ve read the above headline and thought it familiar, then allow us to put you at ease; it is perfectly safe to jump start your vehicle in the rain. It’s important to follow a few simple rules, though. Check out our list of safety tips, here:

  • Locate Each Battery Before Starting – It’s important to ensure you arrange the vehicles to allow for as much slack in your jumper cables as possible. Having to stretch your cables to their maximum length means more potential for a cable to slip off and cause a short. (Not to mention the risk of tripping over your cables!)
  • Use Jumper Cables that are in Good Condition – Jumper cables should have a nice, thick coating of insulating material from end to end, with a safe, insulated grip for each clamp-end.
  • Wear Gloves – It’s always a good idea to wear gloves when jump-starting a car battery, not only do insulated gloves help protect you from potential electric shock, gloves of most any kind will keep your skin safe from any small amount of battery corrosion.

Replace a Weak Battery at Biggers Mazda!

Jump-starting a car is never fun – be it in the rain or sun! Having to do this task means that there’s potentially a problem with your battery, or even your vehicle’s charging system. It would be wise to take your vehicle to our service experts here at Biggers Mazda, where we can diagnose and repair your battery/starting woes! Have any more questions about how to jump start a car in the rain? You can contact us via this online form, and our service team will reach out to you as soon as possible!

 

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