Learn the Proper Way To Jump-Start a Car

Jump Start a Car

Our service experts at Transwest GMC are here to help you keep your vehicle running smoothly. When you schedule a service appointment with us, we’ll do our best to go over your vehicle to ensure you don’t get stranded on the side of the road in Denver. With that being said, sometimes the unexpected happens and you need to jump-start your car battery.

While we’re more than happy to help you with a jump-start car service, we know you may just want to know how to properly jump-start your car so that you can quickly be on your way if your vehicle battery needs a jump. Not sure how to jump-start a car? With our step by step guide on the proper way to jump-start a car, you’ll be back on the Brighton roads again in no time. Learn how to jump-start a car today with Transwest GMC!

How To Properly Jump-Start a Car

If you need to jump-start your car battery, you’ll be happy to know that it’s a simple process. But, before we go over how to jump-start your car, you’ll want to make sure that you have a high-quality set of jumper cables and a friend with a working vehicle to ensure you can jump-start your car battery safely. If you’re in the Thornton area, there may even be a jump-start car service that can assist if you don’t have a friend nearby. You can always speak to our team as well if you need assistance. With that that in mind, let’s take a look at how to properly jump-start your car:

  1. Park the two vehicles close enough to each other so that the jumper cables can reach the jumping points in each vehicle.
  2. With the working vehicle parked and off, open the hood and locate the positive and negative terminals.
  3. Now, find the positive and negative terminals on the vehicle with the dead battery.
  4. Grab your jumper cables and ensure that none of the clamps are touching each other during the jumping process.
  5. Connect the red clamp on the jumper cable to the positive terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery.
  6. Take the other red clamp and connect it to the positive terminal of the vehicle with the working battery.
  7. Take the black clamp and connect it to the negative terminal of the vehicle with the working battery.
  8. The final black clamp should be connected to an unpainted metal surface on the vehicle with the dead battery to ground the connection.
  9. Start the vehicle with the good battery. You can leave it running for a few minutes to charge up the battery in the vehicle with the dead battery.
  10. The vehicle with the dead battery should now start right up. Be sure to keep it running so that the battery can properly charge itself.

What If Your Car Won’t Jump-Start?

You now know the proper way to jump-start a car, but what if your car won’t jump-start at all? If your car won’t jump-start, you may have a more serious issue at play and we recommend you work with our service center for assistance. If you hear a clicking sound when you try to start your vehicle, it may be the starter that’s malfunctioning and not the battery.

Additionally, if the electrical system in your vehicle turns on but it won’t start, it could be a number of issues that range from the ignition switch to even a fuse. It’s best to visit our service department for more information.

Get Jump-Start Car Service Help With Transwest GMC

If you find that your vehicle regularly needs jump-starts, our Henderson service center has you covered. To keep your vehicle running smoothly, you can contact our experts for high-quality service and expert advice!


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