Tips for Jump-Starting Your Car with Another Vehicle

To jump-start a car with another, it is best to get the two vehicles as close to one another as possible so the jumper cables can reach both batteries.
  • Turn the engine off, open the hood, grab the jumper cables.
  • Attach the red jumper cable to positive side of the powered battery. The other red cable to plus side of bad battery.
  • The black cable to negative terminal on power battery. Place the other black cable to bare metal surface of car to be jumped.
  • Now it is safe to start the one car and leave it running. After just a few minutes you can try starting your vehicle.
Be patient, it might take two or three attempts before it starts, then take off the jumper cables in reverse order and close the hoods. A dead battery is a serious concern, come by Gorges Volvo Cars today and we will give the charging system a full checkup.
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