Jump Starts in MN - What to do if you are stranded
Written by: Andrew A 2/11/19 for www.robertsmetroservices.com
It's the middle of winter. There are no jump start services in MN. The water bottle in your cup holder is frozen solid. Your car is ice cold and hasn't been ran for over 24 hours. You stayed at a hotel for work and now it's time to get home. You try to start your car and battery struggles to turn over. What do you do when your battery is dead and there is nobody around to help you? Here are 3 tips you can try before freezing to death.
One, turn the key to the on position. If you have some power it does not hurt to try and shut off everything else so you can utilize the strength of turning your engine. Shut off the radio, turn the lights off, every source of power should be turned off. Let the fuel pump get ready by turning the key and waiting to turn it over until the sound of your fuel pump stops. Then try and start your car.
Two, make sure your battery has a solid connection. If you have the standard 10 mm wrench in your car and you have gloves/hat/etc try popping the trunk and taking the battery posts off and cleaning the terminals. Sounds dumb, but sometimes a better connection (scraping new lines in the terminal) helps with the battery connection. Jump Starts in Minneapolis can be prevented with a simple battery connection.
Last, get a jump. Do not buy a battery just because it did not start on a -14 degrees day. The battery might not be bad, it might just be frozen. Try asking someone for a jump or give Ray a call (see our services page if you are in need of a jump start in twin cities) and get yourself out of the jam.