How to jumpstart a car: Our step-by-step guide

| January 22, 2019

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When a dead battery leaves you stranded, you could call road service… or you could jumpstart it back to life. (You’ll need to have jumper cables, so if you don’t have them, here’s your first step: Buy some. You can find them online for less than $20.) Jumpstarting a car isn’t difficult, but since you’re dealing with electricity, it’s important to do it correctly. Here’s the situation: You have one car with a dead battery. You have a second car with a working battery, brought to help you by some good Samaritan (or maybe you’re the good Samaritan. In that case, good for you). Now, here’s what to do: Step 1: Consult your car’s owner’s manual to make sure it is safe to jumpstart. If either car has an electronic ignition system, or is an alternately fueled vehicle, using jumper cables may not be safe. Step 2: Position the not-dead vehicle so that its hood is as close as possible to the hood of the dead vehicle. Put both cars in Park and turn off the ignition.

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