You will have to jump start your vehicle when the battery has gone dead. This may be something new or something you have not done before. You will want to properly jump start the vehicle so you continue on your travels. There are a few steps that you should know and be aware of to properly jump start your car. If you are not sure how to properly do so, it is always best to consult a professional. This way you reduce the chance of doing damage to the battery or your vehicle. It will also help you to prevent issues or a costly repair bill in the long run as well.

Jump starting your vehicle

The first thing to do when having to jump start, is to park the car next to the one that needs to be jumped. You will want them close to one another, but do not have them touch. Both vehicles should also be turned off completely. You will want to pop the hoods and find the batteries of both vehicles. Also make sure that the jumper cables are untangled and can reach each battery with ease.


You will want to hook the red clamp to the positive terminal of the dead battery. After that, take the other end of the red clamp, and attach it to the positive terminal of the working battery. Then take the black clamp and connect it to the negative terminal of the working battery. Take the remaining black clamp and attach it to an unpainted metal surface of the dead car. After this is done, you will want to start the car with the good battery first. Then start the vehicle that has the dead battery. When you go to remove the cables, make sure to do it in reverse order that you attached them. Make sure to let the engine run for several minutes after this is completed.