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What Is the Correct Way to Jump Start a Car?

What Is the Correct Way to Jump Start a Car?

We’ve all been there – head against the steering wheel wondering, “why did my car battery have to die at this moment?”. If you find that your vehicle won’t start, your next best option is to jump-start your vehicle. And most of the time, you can’t do this alone. You will need jumper cables, another vehicle with a working battery, and possibly a pair of gloves. Read on to learn the proper way of jump-starting a car.  The Correct Way to Jump Start a Car Positioning is everything. Make sure the other vehicle is in close proximity to your vehicle. Both cars should be completely turned off and parked. Open the hoods to locate the car batteries. Remove any battery covers if necessary.  Find the positive and negative terminals. Make sure they are free of corrosion. Grab the jumper cables and familiarize yourself with the positive and negative clamps.  Attach the red/positive clamp to the positive terminal on the dead battery. Attach the ... read more

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