Know How To Jump Start A Car!

Have you ever been stranded in a parking lot because your car is dead and you are waiting on AAA to come and help?  Well I think it has happened to most of us before, because we didn’t know how to jump start our car!  It can definitely be confusing knowing what cable connects where and in what order.  Once you remember it, then you are good to go!

1. Make sure both cars are turned off.

2. Connect one end of the red (positive) jumper cable to the positive terminal on the stalled battery.

 

3. Then connect the other red (positive) cable clamp to the positive terminal of the good battery.

 

4. Connect one end of the black (negative) jumper cable to the negative terminal of the good battery.

 

5. Then connect the other black (negative) cable to a clean, unpainted metal surface under the disabled car’s hood. Somewhere on the engine block is a good place. Unless you want to see flying sparks and a possible explosion, do not connect the negative cable to the negative terminal of the dead battery, .

 

6. Start the car that’s doing the jumping, and allow it to run for about 2 to 3 minutes before starting the dead car.
7. Remove cables in reverse order.
8. Keep the jumped car running for at least 30 minutes to give the battery sufficient time to recharge itself.

And you’re done. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!  If you still cannot figure it out, give our service team a call!

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