Jump Starting a Car | Car Tips

Jump Starting a Car


If you’re in the unfortunate situation where you’re jump starting a car, it’s important to know how to do it correctly. Follow the safety precautions below so you can go to the store to purchase a new battery without harming yourself in the process.


The first thing you’ll need to do is to park the vehicle you’ll be using to jump start beside the one with the dead battery. Follow this by turning on the ignition of both vehicles.


Next, you must make sure the cables are attached to the proper clamps. Take one cable and connect it to the positive clamp of each battery. Take another cable and connect one end to the negative clamp of the good battery and connect the other end to a ground on the vehicle with the dead battery.


Now it’s time to test. Start the vehicle that’s jump starting first followed by the vehicle with the dead battery. If the vehicle with the dead battery starts, let it run for about 15-20 minutes to give the dead battery enough time to recharge so you’ll be able to run to the store to get a new one.


Patrick Britton