Need a Jump Start?
If you don’t know how to jump start a dead battery read the instructions below. Have a dead car battery in the Louisville, Kentucky area? We can help! We offer a battery start service. No matter where your car is parked, we can help you quickly.
How to Jump a Car Battery
When your battery needs a boost, here’s how to get life back into it.
Pay special attention to the connection order. This is one of the most common and overlooked reasons for a failed jump.
You will need jumper cables and another vehicle. Make sure the second vehicle is parked close enough that you can connect the jumper wires to the battery. Most cables are about two meters long. Check your owner’s manual for the location of your car battery and terminals.
- Pop and open both engine hoods and find the battery.
- Remove all terminal covers and corrosion.
- Connect the positive (red) jumper wire to the positive (red) terminal of an empty battery. Make sure the two metal clips are securely attached to the clamp.
- Connect the other end of the positive (red) jumper wire to the positive (red) terminal of the booster battery.
- Attach the negative/black clip to the negative terminal of the working battery.
- THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT! Connect the remaining loose negative clap to the unpainted metal part of the dead battery vehicle. The engine block bolt is ideal.
- Start the car engine with the battery running. Wait a while then start the car with the battery dead. Let both cars run for a few more minutes.
- When both cars have started, disconnect the wires in the reverse order as you connected them.
- Your car should run for about 10 minutes to charge your battery.
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