How to Jump Start a Car

Jumper Cables
If your vehicle isn’t starting, you may have to jump start your car battery. Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will walk you through the proper way to jump start a car so you are well-equipped in Woodstock. For major vehicle repairs, contact our service department to schedule service, or use our online service scheduler to make an appointment.



The Proper Way to Jump Start a Car

Learning the proper way to jump start a car isn’t as daunting of a task as it may seem. To jump start your car battery, you will need a pair of jumper cables and another car with a functioning battery. Or, you can contact a jump start car service like AAA or your preferred roadside assistance provider in the Roswell area. After that’s done, follow these steps to properly jump start your car:

  1. Both vehicles need to face one another and the ignitions turned off. The vehicles’ parking brakes should also be engaged.
  2. Open both hoods and find their batteries.
  3. Locate the positive and negative terminals. Make sure both terminals are clean.
  4. Connect one red clamp of the jumper cable to the positive terminal on the dead battery.
  5. Take the other red clamp and connect it to the positive terminal of the charged battery.
  6. Connect the black clamp to the negative terminal on the good battery.
  7. The fourth clamp should be connected to an unpainted metal surface on the car’s frame.
  8. Start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first, then start the engine of the vehicle with the bad battery.

Solutions for a Dead Battery

Now that you’ve learned how to jump start a car battery, what happens if your car won’t jump start? Here’s what you can do if your vehicle won’t jump start in Cumming:

  • If you hear a clicking sound when trying to start the car, there could be an issue with the starter.
  • If the electrical systems are turning on but the engine isn’t, it could be an ignition switch, battery, starter, or fuse issue.
  • Once started, make sure to keep your car running for a while after getting the jump. This will help the battery recharge.

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