Have you found yourself asking “Why won’t my battery jump?”
There are a few possibilities that could have you asking “why isn’t my battery jumping?”
Sometimes the jumper cables we have are a little too basic. Cheaper cables may not be thick enough to carry the current needed to jump your battery.
You could have corroded terminals which could cause them to not properly carry the current need to reach your starter.
Your Alternator or Starter is faulty. Your alternator is what sends energy back to your battery from what it loses to start your battery. Your Starter uses the energy from the battery to get your engine running. So having a corroded or loose connection could cause either of these to not operate properly.
Your battery could need to be replaced, our batteries are a continuously used maintenance item. Sometimes they just get old and need replacing, you could have one or more cells within the battery that are defective as well.
On average your battery should last 3-5 years, some of us are lucky and get more life out of them. So if you can’t remember the last time you had your battery replaced and are having these issues. It may be just as simple as replacing your battery.
If you still have some questions, give us a call and we can get you scheduled to figure out your battery issue!