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How To Properly Jump Start A Dead Battery

How To Properly Jump Start A Dead Battery

Learn How To Properly Jumpstart A Dead Battery A dead battery will probably leave you stranded at least once in your life so it is important to learn how to properly jump start a dead battery.   There are two common methods to jumpstart a dead battery. You can use the traditional battery jumper cables or a newer battery jumper pack. Each requires a similar process but with the battery jumper cables you will need an extra car in order to jump the dead battery.   1. Turn the ignition key off before making any connections. (if you are using battery jumper cables, leave one car running and remove the key from the dead car. Then make sure none of the jumper battery cable ends touch each other or any painted area of the car.)   2. Clamp the positive (red +) clamp onto the vehicle (red +) battery post. If you can't find the battery there will probably be a connection point under the hood some where marked with a "+" symbol ... read more