You want to be a good Samaritan and help a friend right? They have a car that won't start but you have cables and fairly robust car to handle it. So you think.
This Volvo S40 took a major shock when the cables being used were not correct and not correctly install causing a massive short and fire inside the engine compartment.
You can see by the damage that using the Volvo to jump starting the friends car was not the best thing to do. Unfortunately, the insurance company totaled the vehicle because the fire severely damaged some of the main ignition and electronic module components.
If you really have a need to jump start a car, invest in a jump box. They come in various sizes and shapes to fit comfortably in the trunk or even the glove box area. Use it instead of your car and that way your ride is protected.
To see the real damage caused by this unfortunate situation, take a look at our YouTube video.
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