Discover the Appropriate Way to Jump Start Another Car

Before you jump start another car, you'll need to gather a few things. Besides the jumper cables, you should have work gloves, a wire brush, and safety glasses. Once the two cars are close to one another, turn off the engine and the car lights, and open the car hoods.

If the battery shows signs of corrosion, clean it off now with your wire brush. The jumper cables have black and red clamps, the red is positive, and goes to your good battery first, then attaches to the bad battery. The black is negative, and it goes to your good battery then should be clamped to a metal surface of the car needing a jump.

Turn over the car, and allow to run a few minutes before starting the other, non-functional car. It might take a few tries to start, and once it does, remove the jumper cables in the opposite way you used them. Now that your car is running, get over to our Land Rover service facility in Austin, TX for a full charging system inspection.

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