How to Jump-Start a Car Safely

Jump Start a Car


Lots of Lafayette drivers know how to jump start a car battery. But do you know how to properly jump start a car? And what if your car won’t jump start? The service center at Christi Hubler Chevrolet is here to help and knows how to perform jump start car service safely. So, we’ve put together the guide below on the proper way to jump start a car.

How to Properly Jump Start a Car Using Another Car

There is a proper way to jump start a car using another car’s battery that will allow you to avoid injury or causing damage to either car. Follow the steps below on how to properly jump start a car with jumper cables and a second car. Skip to the next section to find out how to jump start a car battery without another car:

The Proper Way to Jump Start a Car Using Jumper Cables

  • Turn both vehicles off.
  • Clamp one end of the red cable to the positive (+) post on the dead battery, then connect the other end to the positive post on the good battery.
  • Connect one end of the black cable to the negative post (-) of the good battery.
  • The other end of the black cable should be attached to the metal frame of the car.
  • Start the engine of the working car and let it run for a minute or two.
  • Try starting the car with the dead battery.
  • Once the car has started, remove the clamps, beginning with the black cable, then the red.
  • Allow the jump-started vehicle to run for a few minutes and take it for a short drive, which will allow the alternator to charge the battery further.

How to Jump Start a Car with a Battery Pack

Some later model cars require you to use a battery pack to jump start a car battery, as connecting it to another vehicle could damage the computers in both cars. Just follow the steps below to get your car back to running on our Brownsburg roads:

How to Jump Start a Car with a Battery Pack

  • Make sure both the power bank and the car are turned off before connecting the cables to the terminals.
  • Connect the positive cable, then the negative cable.
  • Turn the battery pack on.
  • Try starting the car. If it doesn’t start, wait 2-3 minutes before cranking the ignition again.
  • Turn the battery pack off.
  • Disconnect the negative cable, then the positive cable.
  • Drive your car for about 20 minutes to allow the battery to recharge.

When Your Car Won’t Jump Start

You’ve tried everything you know to do, including calling your roadside assistance for a jump start car service. But your car won’t jump start. What then? The problem is likely the battery needs to be replaced. Schedule an appointment with our service center.

Let the Battery Experts at Christi Hubler Chevrolet of Crawfordsville Help

The experienced technicians in our service center are here to help, whether you need a jump start car service, a new battery installed, or any other service or repair. We even make it affordable with our service offers. We’re just down the road from Danville. So, drop by or contact us today!

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