How to Jump Start Another Car

Have you ever gotten stuck on the road due to a dead battery? It’s time to get prepared. All you need to get back on the road is a set of jumper cables and a working car battery. Most of the time, you can flag down a second car or ask someone in your neighborhood to jump-start your car. Before you get started with these instructions, you should place both cars in park and turn off the ignition to avoid any accidents. Here is a breakdown of how jump-starting works below.

Jumper cables have red and black clips on both ends. The red clips typically have a + symbol, which standards for positive. You attach the red clips to the positive terminals to your dead car battery and the working car battery. The black clips are negative and have a - symbol. These attach to the negative terminals. Once the cables are attached, you can start up the working and charge up the dead battery. This typically takes between 10 and 15 minutes.

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