Ok, so how do you jump start a customer’s car when the battery dies? Let me open up here by saying that I’m a trained professional.
Well, I’m trained by my buddy Stuart, who got a B+ in auto shop.
If this advice doesn’t work, the other people I would really trust to get you out of a jam like a battery that’s gone belly up is AAA.
Step 1: Before pulling out my jumper cables I start by making sure I brought my jumper cables.
Step 2: Pull the seat off of my scooter to get to my battery.
Step 3: Don’t lose seat.
Step 4: Attach cables to posts on scooter’s battery. Then attach to posts on customer’s dead battery. It’s either positive to positive. Or positive to negative. Or negative to positive. Wait. Lemme give Stuart a call.
Step 5: Have the customer turn the engine over. And whatever you do, keep your face, head, neck, shoulders and most importantly, your eyebrows away from the battery. Zapped those suckers off on one of my last jobs and had to magic marker ‘em in for two weeks while they grew back.
Step 6: If steps 1 through 5 don’t go too well, call AAA.
So that’s about it. Again I just want to say that you should leave any and all roadside assistance to a professional. Like me. Or AAA if my cell phone dies. Which it does. A lot.
Of course if your battery is totally, totally dead do what I do: Call AAA and ask them to send out that truck they’ve got in some places that will sell you brand new replacement batteries on the spot.
But only if your battery’s totally dead. Deceased. Departed. Defunct. Kaput.