How to Jump-Start a Car

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No matter if you’re behind the wheel of a new, used, or certified pre-owned Kia, sometimes every driver will find themselves with a dead car battery and will need to know how to jump-start a car. This is a very simple fix to help you get back on your way if you accidentally keeping your lights on, but could be a sign of a larger problem. Read below to learn the proper way to jump-start a car as well as some more car battery tips at Northeast Kia.

The Proper Way to Jump-Start a Car

To jump-start a car battery, New Rochelle and Mount Vernon drivers will need jumper cables as well as another working vehicle. If you find yourself alone on the side of the road or without another vehicle, there are jump-start car services like AAA available who will be quick to assist you. Once you have everything you need, follow these steps:

  • Park the car with the good battery facing the other vehicle, then make sure that the vehicle is turned off. Check to make sure both parking brakes are engaged.
  • Open both hoods and find the batteries. You may need to remove a plastic hood to expose the battery terminals.
  • Identify the positive and negative terminals. Make sure they’re clean and free of any corrosion.
  • Connect the red clamp to the positive post on the dead battery.
  • Uncoiling the battery cable, hook the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the battery with the charge.
  • Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the good battery.
  • For the final clamp, connect it to an unpainted metal surface on the car’s frame.
  • Once everything is hooked up securely, start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first, then the one with the dead battery.
  • Once the dead vehicle has been jump-started, carefully remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were placed on, then shut off the car that was used to help jump-start the dead car.
  • Keep the engine running on the restarted vehicle for at least 10 minutes to ensure that the weak battery doesn’t die again right away. Consult your owner’s manual for more info on recommended times.

More Battery Tips and Tricks

In the event that your car won’t jump-start after several attempts, this may be a sign that you may need a battery replacement, or it may be a sign of additional parts that need maintenance. Troubleshoot the issue with these steps:

  • If you try and start the car but only hear a clicking sound, the starter might not be functioning. Reach out to our service center at Northeast Kia near Stamford for a replacement.
  • If the electrical systems of the car turn on but the engine fails to turn over, this could be a number of issues. The ignition switch, battery, starter, or a fuse could be the problem. It’s worth bringing your vehicle to a service center so they can diagnose the issue.
  • Be sure to keep your vehicle running for a while after getting the jump. That allows the battery to recharge fully after it’s been drained.

Find Quality Vehicle Service and Parts at Northeast Kia

Now that you know how to properly jump-start a car, you can find even more service features to learn what an alternator does as well as more service tips and tricks. If you need additional Kia service or parts, our experienced maintenance technicians will have you back on the road in no time. Along with jump-start car service, you can save on your next oil change, tire rotation, transmission flush, and more with our service coupons. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment near Yonkers and Greenwich!

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