How to Properly Jump-Start a Car

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Understanding how to properly jump-start a car is excellent knowledge to have as you navigate the Greensboro streets. That way, if you ever find yourself with a dead battery in a High Point parking lot or on the side of a Kernersville road, you will know exactly what to do. Of course, you can always connect with a jump-start car service for assistance if needed. But the steps of how to jump-start a car on your own are actually quite simple. Consult this guide from Carolina Kia of High Point for more information. And remember, you can always count on the technicians in our service center for battery repair or a replacement as needed.

 

How to Jump-Start a Car: Steps

In order to jump-start a car battery, you will need a set of jumper cables and another driver who is willing to assist. When you’re ready, follow these steps on how to jump-start a car.

  1. Have your helper park their vehicle so that the hoods are near each other. 
  2. Pop the hood of each car and locate their respective batteries. You may need to remove a plastic cover to expose the battery terminals.
  3. Identify the positive and negative battery terminals.
  4. Connect the jumper cables in the following order – red clamp to the positive terminal on the dead battery; second red clamp to the positive terminal on the charged battery; black clamp to the negative terminal on the charged battery; and second black clamp to a grounded, unpainted metal surface.
  5. With all clamps securely in place, have your helper start their car.
  6. Wait a couple of minutes, and then try to start your car.
  7. Once the jump-start is successful, carefully remove the jumper cables in the reverse order of above.
  8. Keep your engine running on the jump-started vehicle for at least 10 minutes to recharge the battery.

If you experience further issues after you jump-start a car battery, then it’s a good idea to schedule service near Kernersville with Carolina Kia of High Point. Check out our service specials before coming in for discounted prices.

Turn to Carolina Kia of High Point For Auto Service Near Thomasville

Now that you know how to jump-start a car battery, why not explore our other auto service and maintenance tips, like how often to change your oil. Contact us today with any questions!

 

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