How to Jumpstart a Dead Vehicle Battery

At some point, you may become stranded in a parking lot with a dead vehicle battery. You have jumper cables in your vehicle. But do you actually know how to use them?

First, position both vehicles with their front ends close together. Turn the vehicles off and put them in Park. Attach the ends of the positive cable to the positive terminals of both batteries, then attach one end of the negative cable to the negative terminal of the good battery. Attach the other end of the negative cable to a metal section of the engine. Start the good vehicle and let it run for a few minutes, then try to start the dead vehicle. If the vehicle doesn't start after several attempts, do not keep trying.

Whether or not the vehicle starts, the battery needs to be tested. Visit us at Dick Poe Chrysler Jeep in El Paso and we will test the battery for you.

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