Revive a Dead Battery With a Jump Start

When you want to revive a car with a dead battery, it's time for a jump start. This is an easy process, as long as you understand how to connect the jumper cables. Get both vehicles as close together as possible, preferably nose to nose.

Each battery has a black and red terminal. The jumper cables are black and red with a clamp on each end. Connect the black clamp to the black terminal on the good battery and do the same with the red one. Avoid touching the other two clamps together, as the jumper cables are now live.

Connect the jumper cables the same way to the dead car. Step away and turn on the good car. The power from the good car's battery will transfer some power to the dead battery through the cables. Allow several minutes for enough power to build up before trying to start the dead battery.



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