Follow Safety Procedures to Jump Start a Car

To safely jump start another vehicle, you will need to have a pair of work gloves, safety goggles, and a good pair of jumper cables. Once the two cars are nose-to-nose, turn off the car lights, the engine, and open both hoods.

The jumper cables will have two red and black clamps. The first red clamp goes on the positive end of the good car battery. The other red clamp goes on the positive end of the bad battery. The first black clamp goes to the negative part of the good battery, then take the remaining black clamp and attach it to a metal surface on the car needed to be jumped.

Start the working car. Keep revving the engine for two minutes, then try to start the other car. If it doesn't start, try again a few times after letting it charge a little longer. After the car is running, stop by our auto repair facility in Springfield, PA so we can test the battery and charging system.

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