How to Jump Start Another Car

When your car battery goes kaput, it’s time to get a replacement, but what happens if you can’t even start your car? Well, there’s always a jump start. While jump-starting doesn’t always work, you can try it to get one last trip in before your battery dies. This should be enough to get your car to the shop for a new battery.

All you need to jump-start a car is a set of jumper cables and another car with a working battery. In order to charge up your battery, you’ll need to attach the jumper cables to both batteries and allow your battery to charge off of the juice of the working battery.

Here is the step-by-step approach to jump-starting your car:
  • Place your car in park and turn the ignition off.
  • Attach the red clip on the jumper cable to the positive terminal of your dead battery, then attach the other red clip end to the working car battery.
  • Now attach the black clip to the negative terminal, and repeat for the working car battery.
  • Once both are attached, you can start up the engine on the working car to charge up your battery. It may take up to 20 minutes to charge up the battery enough.
Want more help? We can take a look under the hood and ensure that your car gets back on the road. You can stop by our service department at Mathews Acura any time.


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