If you went to start your car on and nothing happened when you turned the key, what would you do? Yell, maybe. Cry, perhaps, if you were already running late. If the issue is a dead battery, however, this can, fortunately, be remedied fairly quickly. Here our Jeep® service goes over the step to take to get your battery jumpstarted:

Get Your Cables and Another Car

All you need to get a battery jumped is cables and a working car. Drive the car up to the other car and pop both hoods.

Make the Connections

Next, you’ll want to attach the end of one red clip to the positive terminal on the dead battery. You should see a plus-sign. Then attach the other end to the positive terminal on the working battery. The black end then needs to go to the negative terminal – minus-sign – on the working battery. The other end has to be connected to an unpainted surface away from the dead battery.

Start the Car

Now, it’s time to start the car with the working battery and leave it running for a few minutes. Then, turn on the other car. If it doesn’t start, check that all of the connections were made properly. Once it’s on, let it run for about 20 minutes so the battery will get completely charged.

Need a New Battery?

If your battery died because you left your lights on, it should be fine after jumping it. However, if you frequently find yourself needing to get out your jumper cables, the battery has probably reached the end of its life. For a replacement, get in touch with the parts department at Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM near Cincinnati.