Jump Start the Battery

To jump start the battery of your vehicle, there are a few things to remember. You will want to make sure that your park the working vehicle next to the dead car. This will help make connect the two batteries easier because the cars are side by side, or bumper to bumper. You will want to have a set of jumper cables in your vehicle, incase you ever need to jump start your car.

 Jump start the car

After parking the car next to the other, make sure it is turned off. You will want to attach one of the red clamps first. The red clamp is the positive end. It should first be connected to the dead battery’s terminal that is the positive one. Take the other end of the positive clamp and attach it to the positive terminal of the good battery. Then take the black clamp, which is negative, and attach it to the negative terminal of the good battery. The other end of the negative cable should be clamped to a piece of unpainted metal on the dead battery car, and preferable away from the battery.

After connecting the cables, start the vehicle with the good battery. After running for a couple minutes, then try to start the car with the dead battery. Once that vehicle is running properly, let it continue to run for several minutes. Doing so will help charge the battery so it is able to be efficient. When you disconnect the jumper cables, make sure to do so in the reverse order that you put them on in. This will prevent issues and damage done to the battery or your safety. If you are not sure how to jump start the vehicle, you can also check the owner’s manual or look online. This way you will make sure that you are connecting the cables correctly.