Jump Starting Your Car

If for any reason you are unsure, do not attempt.

 

1. Read your owner’s manual to see the manufacturer’s rules on how to jump start your car if you can;

2. Make sure the two vehicles are not touching;

3. Turn ignition key in both cars to (off) position;

4. Put on eye protection;

5. Identify terminals: Red = Positive (+) and Black = Negative (-);

6. Lay cables on ground making sure red and blue do not touch;

 

 

7. Connect Red (positive) cable to the (positive) terminal on dead car;

8. Connect other positive cable to live car battery (Do not connect the other side to Dead Car!!);

9. Connect one end black (negative) cable to live car battery (Do not connect the other side to dead car!!);

10. Start live car;

11. Start stalled car. If does not crank try again in a few minutes; If it still does not work check connections;

12. Disconnect Black on bad car; Black on live car and Red on live and Red on bad car.

 

Note: Check out our Preventive Maintenance and Auto Care Service Reminders posts to help prevent this in the future.

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