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Be Prepared: Know How to Jump Your Car

Jumping a car battery is a skill you will almost certainly find useful at some point in your life. The trick is to learn how before you need to know. To jump a battery:

  • Park the car that will give the charge as close as possible to the car that needs jumping.
  • Connect the red (positive) jumper cable to the red terminal on the dead car’s battery.
  • Now, connect the other red cable to the car that will give a charge.
  • Follow this procedure with the black (negative) terminals.
  • Start the charged car. You may need to press the gas a bit over idle.
  • Start the car with the dead battery. If it doesn’t start, adjust the cables.
  • Let the cars run for a few minutes connected before undoing them. 

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At Mike Leonard Insurance Agency, our goal is to serve our clients with comprehensive personal insurance solutions at affordable prices. Because we are an independent agency, we are able to prioritize our clients' needs without having to worry about confounding factors such as commissions or overhead costs.