How to Jump-Start Another Car

It’s a practical idea to keep a set of jumper cables in your car’s trunk with the rest of the emergency kit. They don’t take much room and are an inexpensive addition. Jump-starting a vehicle may take a little practice and basic understanding, but it’s a straightforward process from there. You need to realize that each end of the cable has a positive and a negative clamp. Once you’ve started connecting the cables to the batteries, be careful not to touch another metal surface.

Begin with connecting the positive cable first to the dead battery. Follow that with the black cable, or negative charge. Continue the steps on the running vehicle. Give them a couple of minutes to charge and rev the engine. Try and start the car with the dead battery. It should come alive after a couple of turns. If it doesn’t fire after a few attempts, it’s best to have your vehicle serviced.

Stop into Orange County BMW when you’re in Harriman, NY. We’re here to assist you with your battery concerns or any other maintenance questions you may have.

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