When you jump start the battery for your vehicle, you will want to make sure that you do it correctly. If you do not, you can run the chance of an explosion or damage happening to the battery and vehicle. You will want to make sure that you always bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. This way we can check and test the battery for the vehicle. If a new battery is needed because it is starting to fail, we can let you know that as well.
You will first want to take out the jumper cables and make sure to untangle them. Then make sure that you park both cars next to or near one another and turn off the vehicle you are using to jump start the other. Take one of the red clips and attach it to the positive terminal of the dead battery. Then take the other end of the red clip and attach it to the positive terminal of the working battery. Take the one end of the black clip and attach it to the working battery on the negative terminal. You will then want to take the end of the black clip and attach it to an unpainted metal surface from your car. Remember to not place it near the battery.
Once the battery has been jump started, make sure it runs for several minutes. You will then want to remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that you connected them in. This way you will prevent damage that could happen if you remove them incorrectly. You will always want to make sure to follow all safety steps and procedures. You can consult the owner’s manual for the vehicle if you have any questions for jump starting the battery. You can also contact us with any questions you might have.