When Rob Kenney started his “Dad, how do I?” how-to YouTube channel back in April, he probably never imagined he would eventually rack up 2.3 million subscribers and over 8 million total views. Kenney, a father of two adult children from Kent, Washington, got the idea for the “Dadvice” channel from his daughter, and says that the 101-style videos offer practical advice that he never got when he was growing up.
The above video starts out strong with an incredible dad joke, and then Kenney jumps right into how to go about jump starting a car.
In the video’s description, Kenney elaborates further on some of his processes.
I had my wife help me with the camera this time since there were quite a few steps. :0)
Red Dead, Red Good, Black Good, Black Ground (dead).
The blue tool I show in the video is called a “battery terminal cleaner”, and you can find them at any auto parts store, although they may look a little different than mine.
You could also use a wire brush, but this is specifically meant for batteries.
I mention that a battery will last 6 to 12 years, and have had a few comments on that.
I have had batteries last 12 years, but there are lots of different factors for how long your battery will last. On average I would say it is probably closer to 6 years in my experience. (Climate is a huge factor, so you may only get 3 years in certain environments).
He even provided an Amazon link to a set of quality jumper cables. What a guy! Keep the videos coming, Rob!
This post was originally published on June 18, 2020.