Sunday, November 16, 2014
helping someone start a car
there are a few extra stuff i keep in my car.....
1) torchlight & umbrella;
2) spare cash;
3) spare bottle of plain water (for washer reservoir) AND battery water;
4) cloth gloves (for tyre change);
5) battery starter cables &;
6) a big stick (for self-defence);
i don't have a small fire extinguisher which would be useful as well.
i was at the petrol station today when i saw someone trying to start up a car with battery cables but for some reason, it didn't work. still, i was quite impressed that someone kept those cables handy. i have used my own cables twice & it successfully got the car started both times. so, i thought i'd find out why. apparently, one of the cable wasn't placed firmly on the battery terminal. a clue would be to see sparks fly when you attach the cables.
once that clip was readjusted, the car started at the 2nd attempt.
ah....my good deed for the day!