Easy Steps to Jump Start a Car Battery

A dead car battery can be a huge inconvenience, but all you need are jumper cables, a working battery, and a little know-how to be back on the road in no time.

  1. Move the jumper car as close as possible to the dead car so the jumper cables reach.
  2. Neither vehicle should be running.
  3. Find the positive and negative terminals on both batteries.
  4. Clamp the positive cable onto the positive terminal belonging to the dead battery first. Then, clamp the positive cable, on the other end, onto the positive terminal belonging to the full battery.
  5. Clamp the negative end to the negative terminal on the full battery.
  6. With live cables now, carefully attach the negative cable to the negative terminal of the dead battery.
  7. Turn on the engine of the jumper vehicle and let it run for a couple minutes.
  8. Now, start the engine of the dead vehicle.

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