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Six Steps To Safely Jump Start Your Car

Step One

Make sure that both cars are parked (neutral) and the ignition is turned off while they are parked close to one another. Open the trunk on both cars and check to make sure the jumper cables are able to reach both of the engines.

Step Two

Take the red (positive)cable and attach one of the ends to your car’s battery’s positive terminal before you attach it with the same terminal on the other car’s working battery. It is easy to recognize them by the + or POS displayed on the battery. s to the negative terminal, it also should be noticeably bigger.

Step Three

Take the black (negative) cable and attach it with the working battery’s negative terminal.

Step Four

Use the same black cable to attach the other end to a metal material on your car that is not too close to the battery. It could be struck, bracket, bolt or jump-start pole. However, not every vehicle has these poles.

At this point, the main point is to ensure that the black cable is just connected with the negative terminal on the working battery and make sure that the other end is connected to a metal fixture that is not too close to the dead battery on your car.

Step Five

Turn the engine on for the working car, and allow it to run on its own for a moment.

Step Six

Now try to start your car. If all goes well your engine will start. If it doesn’t, make sure you double-check the connections on the cables and let the working engine run for another 5-10 minutes before you try again.

If that still doesn’t work, then there is a good chance that you need to get a new battery, so there is, unfortunately, no quick fix but Leahy’s Towing can help with your towing needs. Give us a call today!