How to Jump Start a Car

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If your car isn’t starting, you may have to jump start your battery. Moran Blue Water Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will walk you through how to properly jump start a car so you avoid any mishaps on the Fort Gratiot roads in the future. And if your car is in need of larger-scale maintenance in the Port Huron area, you can feel free to contact our body shop!

The Proper Way to Jump Start a Car

Learning how to jump start a car is not as daunting as it may seem. To jump start your car battery, you will need a pair of jumper cables and another car. Or, you can contact a jump start car service like AAA or a preferred emergency roadside assistance in Saint Clair. Once completed, follow these steps for the proper way to jump start your car:

  • Both vehicles should be facing each other, placed in PARK or NEUTRAL, and the ignitions turned off. The vehicles’ parking brakes should also be engaged.
  • Open both hoods and find their batteries.
  • Locate the positive and negative terminals. Make sure both terminals are clean.
  • Connect one red clamp of the jumper cable to the positive terminal on the dead battery.
  • Take the other red clamp and connect it to the positive terminal of the charged battery.
  • Connect the black clamp to the negative terminal on the good battery.
  • The fourth clamp should be connected to an unpainted metal surface on the car’s frame.
  • 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

After you’ve learned how to jump start a car, what happens if your car won’t jump start? Here’s what to do if your car won’t jump start:

  • If you try to start the car and hear a clicking sound, the starter could be malfunctioning. Contact Moran Blue Water Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to schedule service or visit our online service scheduler to make an appointment.
  • If the electrical systems are turning on but the engine isn’t, it could be an ignition switch, battery, starter, or fuse problem.
  • After you’ve started the vehicle, make sure to keep it running for a while after getting the jump. This will help the battery recharge.

Contact Moran Blue Water Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Today

Now that you know how to jump start a car, contact Moran Blue Water Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for any additional service tips like how to check tire tread or for any repairs may you you may need. Whether you need to jump start your car battery, schedule an oil change, or inquire about lifting your truck, you can rely on us as your go-to service department near Marysville!

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