This Is How You Jump-Start Your Car With Just A Rope

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If you’ve ever been stranded on the side of the road with a dead car battery, this trick could change your life.

According to Instructables user and DIY pro ShakeTheFuture, all you need to jump-start your car (given that it’s a manual) is a rope and a jack.

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That’s right, no jumper cables and no need to flag down a stranger to help give you a push – just you, a rope, and some sheer strength.

Here’s how you do it.

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Jack up one of your car’s front tires.

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Set the parking break and put the car in third gear.

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You won’t hear the car running if the battery is dead, but you’ll need to put your key in the ACC or ‘On’ position.

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Take the rope and wrap it around your car wheel.

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Then pull.

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If you pull hard enough, the car should start.

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ShakeTheFuture was quick to point out though, that the trick will work best on petrol cars. He added that after trying it on a diesel, it didn’t work.

So if you’ve got a car that fits the criteria for this trick, it may be smart to keep a rope in the boot just in case.


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