Do you know how old your car’s battery is? If it’s three years old or older, its power may be running low. And this means that on particularly frosty mornings, you may have trouble getting your Jeep® started. If you ever discover that your battery is dead, don’t panic. Just remember these jump-start tips from our Jeep service center.
Find a Working Vehicle
To get a battery jump-started, you need a working vehicle, along with jumper cables. The first step is to move this car close enough to the car with the dead battery. Then turn it off and open both hoods.
Make the Right Connections
Next, take the red end of one clip and connect it to the positive terminal on the dead battery. There will be a plus sign or a “POS” near it. Next, attach the other red clip to the positive terminal on the working battery. After that, attach the black end to the negative terminal on the working battery. There will be a minus sign or a “NEG.” Finally, connect the other black clip to the hood strut or another non-painted metal part of the car away from the battery.
Start Your Engines
Once the cables are on the correct terminals, start the car with the working battery and let it run for a few minutes. Then, start the car with the dead battery. If it comes on, keep it running for a while before disconnecting the cables. Let the vehicle run for 10-20 minutes to ensure your battery is fully recharged.
While you’ll be good to go for a while, you should strongly consider having your battery tested. This will let you know its condition and whether you should replace it.
Visit Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM for Battery Service
Any questions about your battery? Get in touch with the service center at Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Cincinnati. Our trained technicians can test your car battery and replace it if needed. Schedule an appointment today!
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