How To Jump Start A Car

Do it yourself Emergency Roadside Service –  How To Jump Start A Car

Before calling for emergency roadside service for a jump start. Try and do it yourself. Knowing how to jumpstart your car can save you a-lot of money and time. Knowing how to jump start your car is great, only problem is you need to have the correct equipment. You should always keep jumper cables or a jump box in your car in the event of a dead battery. If you do not have the equipment give us a call and we will help you out immediately.  If you would like to know what our jump start service rates are you can find them here. Have all of the equipment you need? Here are the 6 steps to jumpstart your car.

1) Take out your jumper cables

It’s a good idea to buy a set of jumper cables and keep them in the trunk compartment. If you don’t have jumper cables, you have to find a good Samaritan who not only is willing to assist you but who has jumper cables as well.

2) Prepare Both Vehicles

Before jumpstarting your car, place both vehicles in park or neutral and shut off the ignition in both cars. Engage both parking brakes as well.

3) Connecting Positive clips

Battery Terminal
Positive battery terminal for jumpstarting a car.

Next you are going to need to find the positive terminal of your battery. Attach one of the red clips to the positive terminal of your battery. It has “POS” or “+” on it, or it’s bigger than the negative terminal. Now do the same to the other car.

4) Connecting Negative Terminals

Next locate the negative terminal on the other car and connect the black clip. Then attach the last black clip to an unpainted metal surface on your car that isn’t near the battery.

5) Start Working Vehicle

How to jump start a car
Jumper cables connections.

Next start the working vehicle and let it run for a few minutes. This will allow the battery to charge a bit while it runs. If you try to start your car too soon it may not have stored up enough energy from the other battery.

6) Try Starting Your Car

If it won’t start, make sure that the cables are properly connected and have the good Samaritan run his or her engine for five minutes. Then try to start your car again. If it still won’t start, your battery may be beyond help.

7) Call For Emergency Roadside Service

If all else fails, give us a call! We will gladly help you with a jump start or any other emergency roadside service.


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