Chevy Service Tips: How to Jump Start Your Car

August 5th, 2021 by

Chevy Service

If your vehicle won’t start up, the likely culprit is your battery. That means it’s time for a trip to the Chevy service center at Moritz Chevrolet. But in the meantime, here’s how you can jumpstart your car when you find yourself with a dead battery.

Keep the Proper Equipment Around

First of all, make sure that you always have the equipment needed to jump a car stashed away in your car somewhere. You’ll need a set of jumper cables, along with the help of another driver and their car.

Jumping a Car

First, you need to know when you shouldn’t jump a car. A battery that’s corroded, cracked, or otherwise damaged can be dangerous to jump due to sensitive circuitry.

If you can jump the car, take out the cables and position the cars so that the batteries will be near each other. Open the hoods of both vehicles after turning off the engine on both. Then attach the alligator clips.

First attach a red, or positive, clip to the terminal on the dead car battery. Then attach the red clip to the functional battery. Next, attach the black, or negative, clip to the working car battery. Finally, attach the remaining black clip to a metal part of the dead car.

Now it’s time to start up the working car and idle it, allowing it to run for a few minutes to charge the dead battery. Test the interior lights of the dead car and see if they turn on. If they do, then you should be able to start up your car!

If you’re in need of new Chevy parts or help with your car’s maintenance, visit our Chevy dealership in Fort Worth, TX. Our automotive experts are ready to assist you!

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