How to Jump-Start Another Car

If you’ve never jump started a car, it’s something you can learn with a little basic knowledge and practice. You’ll soon realize that it’s a straightforward process. One of the first things you should recognize is that each end of the jumper cables has a positive and a negative end. The positive is indicated in red and negative in black. The other thing you should know is that once you start connecting to a battery, you should use care with the clamps that aren’t yet connected. They shouldn’t touch another metal surface.

Begin with connecting a positive cable to the terminal on the battery that’s marked with a plus sign. Go on and connect the negative to the terminal with a minus sign. Then repeat the steps with the good battery. Leave the car with the good battery running for a couple of minutes. Rev the engine and try to start the car. It should start within a couple of tries. If it’s taking longer than a few, it’s best to let it rest and have your vehicle serviced.

We’re here at Pitre Kia of Las Cruces to answer your questions and assist you. Don’t hesitate to stop in and ask about your battery’s charge or any other aspect of your vehicle’s maintenance.

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