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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