How Do You Jump Start a Car Battery

How to Jump Start a Car
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Having to jump start a car is a common problem during these winter months.

Vehicle batteries often go off and jump starting your car is the only way to get it going.

In most cases, this happens either because of the temperature or simply because you haven’t used your car Ian while, another common thing during winter, when many people use public transport instead.

The good news is, jump-starting a car is not difficult and in this article, I will show you exactly how to do it.

How to Jump Start a Cars

Jump start, also known as a car boost is one of the simplest ways to start a car if the battery in it goes flat.

To boost your car you simply use another battery, from another car or vehicle to provide temporary starting power to your car.

In most cases that second battery is in another vehicle, making the operation quite simple.

The main reasoning behind this is that once started, your engine alternator or generator will recharge your flat battery while you use your car.

4 Steps to Boost your Battery Car

Get everything you need

In order to jump start a car, you will need two jumper cables.

One for the positive and negative terminal connection end of the battery. You will be able to easily tell them apart.

One will be black, while the other one red, just like the connectors on your battery.

Connect Jumper Cables together

What you need to do next is to connect the red jumper cable to the red connector on your car battery and the other one you are going to use to boost your car.

Then connect the black one to black connectors.

Do not turn on the other car.

Try starting your car

Instead, start your car. Because your battery is connected to the good battery in the other car, your engine will draw power from it and should start without any problems.

Leave it off running connected to the other battery for a while, then restart the car

Once your engine is running, you need to let it run on the other batter for a while. After a few minutes, disconnect the jump cable and let it run for a longer time. This will ensure that your car battery will get some charge.

After a few minutes, turn off and restart your car to see if your battery is charging. It is possible that it not only went dead but also lost the whole power, meaning that it will not hold a charge anymore.

In such a case, the only thing left to do is to get a new one.

However, if your car starts up fine, it means that. The battery is holding a charge and you can be on your way.


I hope this post on how to jump start a car was helpful.

And now I’d like to hear from you:

Are there any tips that you love… but didn’t see on this list?

Or maybe you have a question.

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

Vehicles lover, Oussama Njili, editor How to.

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