How to Jump Start a Car

Jump Start a Car

 


If your vehicle is having trouble starting, you may need a jump start, car battery service, or something similar. More likely than not, you’ll need to know the proper way to jump-start a car at some point as a driver. Learn about the simple process in this guide on how to properly jump-start a car by Sid Dillon Chevrolet Fremont and avoid calling a jump-start car service. If your battery is nearing the end of its life, and the car won’t jump-start, visit our service center near Blair for a replacement.

How to Properly Jump Start a Car

The proper way to jump-start a car requires the proper tools. To get started, you’ll need a set of jumper cables and another vehicle. You can also call a jump-start car service like AAA. Once you’ve got what you need, follow these steps:

  1. Have the car with the good battery park facing the other vehicle, then make sure that the vehicle is turned off. Check to make sure both parking brakes are engaged.
  2. Open both hoods and find the batteries. You may need to remove a plastic hood to expose the battery terminals.
  3. Identify the positive and negative terminals. Make sure they’re clean and free of any corrosion.
  4. Connect the red clamp to the positive post on the dead battery.
  5. Uncoiling the battery cable, hook the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the battery with the charge.
  6. Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the good battery. 
  7. For the final clamp, connect it to an unpainted metal surface on your car’s frame.
  8. Once everything is hooked up securely, start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first, then the one with the dead battery.
  9. Once the dead vehicle has been jump-started, carefully remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were placed on, then shut off the car that was used to help jump-start the dead car.
  10. The proper way to jump-start a car also requires keeping the engine running on the restarted vehicle for at least 10 minutes to ensure that the weak battery doesn’t die again right away. Consult your owner’s manual for more info on recommended times.

Call Jump Start Car Service With Chevrolet Roadside Assistance

New Chevrolet vehicles come with Chevrolet Roadside Assistance for the first 100,000 miles/five years of ownership. If you can’t get assistance from another driver or prefer to let a professional handle the goal to jump-start car battery of Chevrolet, just call the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance phone number at 1-800-243-8872 for 24/7 assistance! A Chevrolet professional will meet you at your location to jump-start your car. If your car won’t jump-start, Roadside Assistance allows for complimentary towing to the nearest authorized dealership.

How to Jump-Start a Car: More Battery Tips and Tricks

If your car won’t jump-start, it’s possible your battery is at the end of its life, or you may be dealing with a more serious problem. Test out these options to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. If you try to jump-start a car battery, or start the car but only hear a clicking sound, the starter might not be functioning. Schedule service at Sid Dillon Chevrolet Fremont near Columbus for a replacement.
  2. If the electrical systems of the car turn on, but the engine fails to turn over, the problem could be a number of issues. The ignition switch, battery, starter, or a fuse could be the problem. It’s worth bringing your vehicle to a service center so they can diagnose the issue.
  3. Be sure to keep your vehicle running for a while after getting the jump. That allows the battery to recharge fully after it’s been drained.

How to Jump-Start a Car with Sid Dillon Chevrolet Fremont

Now that you know how to properly jump-start a car and troubleshoot possible issues, you’ll know when to come to Sid Dillon Chevrolet Fremont to resolve your problems. Whether you need help with a new battery or an oil change, we can help. Our service center is located just a short trip from Lincoln in Fremont, so stop by today or contact us with any questions.

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