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How to Jump Start a Dead Car Battery

Options for jump starting your car

                    When it comes to jump starting a car, you have a couple of options. You can use a portable jump starter or have another motorist assist you by charging your battery with their running vehicle and jumper cables.

Jump starting your vehicle with jumper cables

Step 1:

Gather what you need

Step 2:

Getting started

Step 3:

Carefully connect the cables

Step 4:

Starting the cars


If you have to get a jump, it could be an indication that there is an issue with your battery. Have your battery checked out – it might be time for a new one.

If you have an electric vehicle like the Chevrolet Volt or Nissan Leaf, you shouldn’t jump another vehicle with jumper cables – it may cause damage.

Learn more about quality car batteries, find your car part, or find a local car repair shop today.

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