The Safe Way to Jump Start Your Car

Jumper cables make it possible to revive a dead battery. However, it's critical that you know how to do the process safely. You will need a set of jumper cables and a car with a good battery nearby.

Position the vehicles close to each other and turn off the engines. Attach one end of the red cable to your battery's positive terminal. Then, attach the other end of the red cable to the good battery's positive terminal. Connect the end of the black cable to the good battery's negative terminal. Then, connect the other end of the black cable to a metal bracket in your engine compartment.

Start the car with the good battery and let it run 2-4 minutes. Try to start your car. It should turn over in a few tries. Take a trip to the service department here at MINI of Burlington in Shelburne, VT to have your battery checked.

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