How to Jump Start a Car Like a Pro

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Learning how to jump start a car is a simple process that can save you tons of time, effort, and money when you’re stranded in Cincinnati or Loveland. While you could easily call a jump start car service, you might be surprised by how easy it is to do the task yourself. All you need is a set of jumper cables and a Good Samaritan who can help you out! Learn how to properly jump jump start a car with the experts from the Beechmont Toyota service center, so you can drive without fear!

Proper Way to Jump Start a Car

It’s important to know how to properly jump start a car. Before you get started, be sure to get your jumper cables out and find someone who can help you. Park both cars with the hoods facing each other and put the parking brakes on for safety. Now, you’re ready to get to work:

  • Open both hoods and locate the batteries. There may be a plastic hood on top of the battery that you can remove.
  • Find the positive and negative terminals. Clean off any debris or corrosion that may impact the connection.
  • Connect the red clamp of your jumper cable to the positive post of the dead battery.
  • Connect the other red clamp to the positive post of the working battery.
  • Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the working battery.
  • Connect the other black clamp to an unpainted metal surface on your car’s frame.
  • Start the engine of the working battery and try to start your car.

Tips and Tricks

When you jump start car battery, sometimes it doesn’t work on the first try – but don’t give up hope!

  • If you hear a clicking sound when you try to start up the car, your starter may be broken.
  • If the electrical system turns on but the engine does not, this may indicate problems with anything from the ignition switch or fuse or starter.
  • If your car does start working after the jump, be sure to drive it around Mason to allow the battery to fully recharge after being drained.

Find Out More with Beechmont Toyota

What do you do if your car won’t jump start? Visit Beechmont Toyota in Cincinnati to get the problem solved, once and for all. Whether you need a jump start car service to get home or a routine inspection for an upcoming road trip, our service department has you covered! Schedule your service today or contact the service department for extra help on how to jump start a car or other service-related questions like how to reset the check engine light and how to check car oil.

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