How to properly hook up jumper cables

Published: 08.06.2017

If you cannot tell, unhook the ground cable from the vehicle with the dead battery and then clamp it on again, listening for the reduction in power. If you are prepared, you already have a good set of jumper cables in your car.

For professional advice and assistance, talk to your local mechanic at your neighborhood Meineke Car Care Center.

As an indicator that the dead battery is being charged. Car Batteries and Ignitions Automotive Tools.

If two people are available to jump-start a car, one person can simply hold the ends of the jumper cables safely separated while the other person moves between the cars, making the proper connections. How to Properly Connect the Jumper Cables. Expert Reviewed How to Hook up Jumper Cables Your car battery could be too weak to start your car for a number of reasons: If the jump fails to start your car after a few short attempts, or if the car starts but then dies again, you have some other issues you need to address.

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This is the first time that I have finally reached out to the how-to aspect and have been so fortunate to find such a detailed clear directions on wikiHow. At highway speed more voltage and charge in 2 hours or so. If the Jump-Start Fails If the jump fails to start your car after a few short attempts, or if the car starts but then dies again, you have some other issues you need to address.

Your car battery could be too weak to start your car for a number of reasons:

Using Jumper Cables, the Right Way

You want to take very good care never to touch any metal parts of the jumper cables when you are jump starting a car. Check the terminals on the battery for corrosion before jump starting.

If the battery terminals are dirty, wipe them off with a rag or wire brush. The red cable should be hooked up first. There may be variation among different car makes. It sometimes helps to rev the engine in the booster car a little to hurry the process along.

    1. Mark_Korshickov - 15.06.2017 in 08:54

      Thanks for helping us achieve our mission of helping everyone learn how to do anything. Another dead car battery?

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