Jump Starting Another Car

If you want to help someone else jump start their car, you will need to have a set of jumper cables. It is also important to make sure that your own car is running properly. Before you start to hook up the jumper cables, make sure that both car engines are turned off and the cars are sitting in park.

Open up the hoods of both cars to find the battery. Connect the black jumper cables with the negative battery terminals and the red ones with the positive ends. Start the working car to let it run for at least five minutes before trying to start the dead car. If the dead car starts up, you will need to keep the engine going for about 20 minutes to fully recharge.

A dead battery can turn into a dangerous scenario if you get stuck on the road. See our service center at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Spokane in Spokane, WA for a replacement.

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