Introduction: How to Jump Start Your Car
Recently I had to jump start my car battery but had no idea how to do so. I figured I was not the only one who has had this problem so I have decided to provide you with a guide on how to jump start your car if you are ever in a pinch.
Step 1: Step 1:
Place the car with the dead battery in park and open the hood
Step 2: Step 2:
Park the car with the good battery in front of the car with the dead battery and open the hood
Step 3: Step 3:
Locate the batteries of the cars and find out which terminals are negative and which are positive. The positive one will be red with a plus sign on it. The negative one is usually just a bolt with a negative sign. You will be able to tell if it is the correct bolt because it will have a thick black wire connected to it.
Step 4: Step 4:
Take out the jumper cables. The cables will be colored to match the terminals. The red cable will be red and the negative cable will be black
Step 5: Step 5:
Connect one positive clamp to the positive terminal on the dead battery (1) and then the other to the positive terminal on the good battery (2)
Step 6: Step 6:
Connect one negative clamp to the negative terminal on the good battery (3) and then the other to the negative terminal on the dead battery (4).
Step 7: Step 7:
Start the car with the working battery. Once it is on try starting the car with the dead battery.
Step 8: Step 8:
Once the car with the dead battery is running disconnect the jumper cables in reverse order then how you put them on.
Step 9: Step 9:
Let the car that originally had the dead battery sit for awhile, rev the engine slightly in order to charge the battery and you should be all good to go.
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