How to Jump Start a Car

There’s nothing more frustrating than that click, click, click, when you go to start your car, or worse yet, absolute silence. If your car won’t start, you probably need a jump start to get you back on Del City roads. If it keeps happening, you may need to replace the battery. AutoMax Hyundai Del City has a wonderful parts department that will help you get the right battery, or call the service department to have us do it for you. Either way, you’ll be back behind the wheel in Midwest City in no time. These are the details on how to jump start a car.

The Proper Way to Jump Start a Car

If you don’t want to call for roadside assistance or a jump start car service in Oklahoma City, then you need to jump start your car battery yourself. The first thing to do is to find a set of jumper cables and another vehicle that is willing to “give you a jump.” Then, follow the steps below:

  • Have the other car park so that it is facing your vehicle (hood to hood). Have them turn their car off.
  • Set the parking brakes on both vehicles as a safety precaution.
  • Open both hoods and locate the batteries. Remember, the batteries may be hidden under a plastic hood.
  • Identify the positive and negative terminals. One will be marked as positive (+) and the other as negative (-).
  • The terminals should be clean and corrosion-free. If they aren’t, take a moment to clean them.
  • Connect the red clamp to the positive post on the battery that is dead.
  • Hook the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the other vehicle with the working battery.
  • Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the working battery.
  • Connected the final black clamp to an unpainted metal surface on your car’s frame.
  • If everything is secure, start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first.
  • Wait a few seconds and then try to start your car.
  • Once your vehicle is running, remove the jumper cables carefully in the reverse order.
  • Keep your engine running for at least 10 minutes to give your battery a full charge.

What to do if Your Car Won’t Jump Start

Now that you know the proper way to jump start a car, what do you do if your car still won’t start? It might mean that you need to replace your car battery, but it could also be a sign of a more serious problem. Follow these steps to get a better idea of what the problem may be:

  • If when you try to start the car you only hear a clicking sound, it could be a problem with the starter. Call AutoMax Hyundai Del City to schedule service.
  • If the other electrical components of the car turn on, but your engine fails to turn over, it could also be a faulty ignition switch or fuse.
  • Make sure you keep your vehicle running for a while after jump starting it to get a sufficient charge.

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Our friendly team is always available to help. From parts and service to helping you choose your next new Hyundai, AutoMax Hyundai Del City is here for you. Contact us today!

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AutoMax Hyundai Del City
AutoMax Hyundai Del City
4401 Tinker Diagonal St
Del City, OK, 73115 United States
(405) 217-3451
AutoMax Hyundai Del City 35.4546404, -97.4741639.