Do you know how to jump-start your vehicle?


When you’re getting ready to jump-start your car battery, you should find a set of jumper cables and another vehicle you can use to get a jolt. 

  •  First, park a vehicle with a good battery close to the dead vehicle to almost touch their hoods. Engage both parking brakes and make sure both vehicles are turned off before you go further.
  • Open both hoods and locate each battery. In some cases, the battery could be covered by a plastic hood.
  • Identify the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals on both batteries. If they’re clean and free of corrosion, you’re ready to proceed.
  • Connect the red clamp to the positive terminal on the dead battery
  • Uncoil the battery cable and hook up the other red clamp to the positive terminal on the live vehicle.
  • While you’re facing the excellent battery, connect the black end of the cable to the negative terminal.
  • Going back to the vehicle with the dead battery, connect the last black cable clamp to a flat, unpainted metal surface on the car’s frame.
  • With all the connections in their proper places, start the engine of the working vehicle, and let it run for a few moments. This process will pass a charge to the once-dead battery.


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