Directions for Battery Maintenance

We have collected our know-hows for optimal
DTR Automotive battery maintenance.

Jump Starting

Safety Rules

  • Before proceeding, read safety precautions in Section 1.
    Safety Precautions
  • Warning – Batteries produce explosive gases.
    These instructions are designed to minimize the explosion hazard while jump-starting a car. Keep sparks, flames and cigarettes away from batteries at all times.
  • Shield eyes and face at all times. Never lean over the battery when jump starting.
  • Inspect both batteries before connecting booster cables and do not jump start a damaged battery.
  • Make sure the vehicles are not in contact with each other.
  • Turn off all electrical equipment (radio, defroster, windshield wipers, lights, etc.).

The Following Steps Should be Proceeded:

  • ⓐ Connect positive (+) booster cable to positive (+) terminal of discharged battery.
  • ⓑ Connect other end of positive (+) cable to positive (+) terminal of assisting battery.
  • ⓒ Connect negative (-) cable to negative (-) terminal of assisting battery.
  • ⓓ Make final connection of negative (-) cable to engine block of stalled vehicle,away from battery and carburetor.
  • ⓔ Make sure that cables are away from fan blades, belts and other moving parts of both engines.
  • ⓕ Start vehicle and remove cables in reverse order of connections.
* See diagram below for proper hookup.