About Roadside Assistance

about car batteries and battery jump start services

Your car won't crank and you need a jump start. There isn't anyone around to help you out by using jumper cables, and even if their was, the idea of asking a stranger is embarrassing, unpromising, and nerve wrecking. This is where our battery jump start service comes into play. We are America's most trusted mobile battery jump start service. Cars need the electrical power produced by car batteries for a variety of different reasons. You need electrical power to start the car's engine, store electrical energy, and supply electrical power to the engine. Cars use battery power to operate electrical systems when the alternator is not running, including headlights, stereo, and most dashboard control operations. That's why we offer our battery jump start service to keep your car's electrical systems up and running properly. Car batteries are charged by the alternator, but starting and stopping the engine within a short time span can cause the battery to die, because the alternator needs approximately 20 minutes of engine power to fully charge a drained battery. Leaving electronics or lights running while the car is off will drain power from the battery, and extreme temperatures can cause a car battery to fail. Severe cold or heat can cause problems with a battery’s chemical reaction needed to generate power. If you are experiencing battery problems, then you may need a jump start to get going again  

Jump Starting Your Car Battery

While we do not recommend the use of jumper cables to jump start a car battery, you may be able to use jumper cables to jump start it from another vehicle. If you can safely use jumper cables on your vehicle, make sure that the battery on the other vehicle has at least as much voltage as your own. As long as you hook up the cables properly, it doesn’t matter whether your vehicle has negative ground and the other vehicle has positive ground, or your vehicle has an alternator and the other vehicle has a generator. If either vehicle has an electronic ignition system or is an alternatively fueled vehicle, the use of jumper cables may damage it.

To safely jump a start the dead car battery, try following these steps:

1.) Place both vehicles in Park and shut off the ignition in both cars.

2.) Attach one of the red clips to the positive terminal of your battery.

The positive terminal generally has  “POS” or “+” on it or it may be a small, metal, jumper port; covered by a red protective casing.

3.) Attach the other red clip to the positive terminal of the other car.

4.) Attach one of the black clips to the negative terminal on the other battery.

5.) Attach the last black clip to an unpainted strong metal surface(ground) on your car that isn’t near the battery.

6.) Start the working vehicle

7.) Wait a few moments, then try starting your vehicle.

If it won’t start, make sure that the cables are properly connected and run the working engine for five minutes. Then try to start your car again. If it still won’t start, there may be a bigger problem. If the jump works and your car starts, don’t shut off your engine! Drive around for at least 15 minutes to recharge your battery. If the car won’t start the next time you use it, the battery isn’t holding a charge and needs to be replaced

Flat Tire Change Service

Your cars tire needs to be in tip top shape to keep your car driving smoothly on the road. Flat tires can be caused by improper tire maintenance, abrupt weather changes, debris in the road, or poor driving habits. When you've experienced a tire blow out, it's important to check and see if the tire is repairable. We can assist you with seeing if your flat tire can be repaired. If you've picked up a foreign object in between the tread or on the side wall of your tire, it's likely that the entire tire will need to be replaced.  Whether you’ve got a flat, a tire that’s blown out, a hole or tear in the sidewall, or any other issue requiring a tire change service, our tire change experts can help you by changing your tire and getting you back on the road quickly.

Locked Keys In The Car

There's a lot that can cause a car to lock on you while the keys are still inside. Some cars come equipped with an auto lock feature that is designed to automatically lock once you shut the door behind you. Systems like this usually have preventative measures that utilize proximity to tell you if your key is still inside the vehicle, but these auto lock systems can fail. There can be an issue with your key's proximity sensor, which will result in you locking the key inside the car if you're not careful. Your cars battery can also play a role in the automatic lock feature failing and locking you outside of the car.  It’s a moment that can cause you to panic,especially if the keys get locked inside the car while it is still running.. Sometimes you have the benefit of calling a family or friend to get a spare key, but other times you need to find a locksmith service to assist you. We service customers in all of the above scenarios. The best thing to do in the event you need to find a car locksmith professional is call us here at JustJump USA. We're trained for every lockout scenario and we are proven experts in our industry.

Fuel Delivery Service

We have all had those times where we tried to push our gas tank out as far as possible. This is not a responsible habit and can easily result in you running out of gas, backing up traffic, and needing to call someone for a gas delivery service. Our gas delivery service covers up to 2.5 gallons of emergency gas. This service is meant to get you back up and running and to the nearest gas station. 

About Car Locks

How Locks Work

The process of keeping your vehicle secure includes a variety of measures in addition to the car door locks that exist on the car. However, many drivers will not be aware of the workings of the lock and are able to do nothing more than lock and unlock it. Being aware of how these work will save you from calling to request basic locksmith services and help you to determine what will be necessary should a defect arise and what additional safety measures are required.

Step 1 – Interior

This is one of the first things our locksmith technicians look for when opening your car door. Many drivers will only be aware the door lock button inside the car, which can be operated by hand or automatically with a remote. This lever or latch is the visible portion of the link to the actuator, which controls the car door locks. In addition to the lock mechanism, there is a lever that is connected to the system which enables you to open the door once the door is unlocked.

Step 2 – Connection

There is much more going on below the surface within the panel that the car door locks are housed in and that is how we can determine which method to use when we go to pop your car door lock open. The visible latch is the small button that goes up and down according to whether the car is locked or unlocked. It is attached to a metal rod, which links it to main body of the lock mechanism. Where the lock has the ability to be operated automatically, there are additional components that will be found as part of the locking mechanism. This will either be an electronic sensor or magnets with a reversible switch. Where the door ceases to be able to be opened with the use of the remote, you will know that the cause is a defect to the electronic sensor or the magnets.   

Step 3 – Operation   

A lot of our locksmith seeking customers share their concerns for their car key not working properly with the car door. This section is usually where the problem is occurring and requires full locksmith service. The connection is put into operation either with the use of the key in the keyhole or by pushing or pulling the latch. In the event that the car is able to work on an automatic basis, it will also be able to be put into action with the use of a remote control. Accordingly, whether it is manual or electronic, some type of power will be required to make it work. By unlocking the car door using the internal latch or a key, the visible latch will be in the up position and the car door locks release the door opening mechanism. This will allow the door to be opened and closed as necessary. When locked, the latch will be depressed and the mechanism will be connected to prevent the door from being opened.  

Step 4 – Function

As a result of the operation of the car door locks mechanism being operated, the door is also affected. The handle on the outside of the vehicle and the lever on the inside of the car door relate to the door lock mechanism. They are disconnected from the system when the lock is in the locked position, which ensures that the door cannot be opened either from the inside or outside of the car without it specifically having been unlocked.

Locksmith: Replacing Car Door Locks

Thinking about replacing a car door lock that seems to be acting strange or funny. Replacing a car door lock is actually easier than you think.