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Last week Fife Towing went over how to find your car’s battery and some precautions to take when jumping a dead battery.  This week we’ll go over the steps needed for jumping a dead battery.

  1. Connect the + end of the cable to the + post of the dead battery.
  2. Connect the other end of the + cable to the + post of the good battery
  3. Connect one end of the – cable to the – post of the good battery.
  4. Connect the other end of the – cable to a solid, shiny, non-painted metal surface under the hood of the car with the dead battery. Somewhere on the engine block is a good place.
  5. Start the car that’s doing the jumping and allow to run for about 2-3 minutes before starting the dead car.

Disconnecting Jumper Cables

When disconnecting the jumper cables, you will simply do the reverse process.

  1. Disconnect the – end of the cable from the engine block
  2. Disconnect the other end of the – cable from the post of the good battery
  3. Disconnect the + end of the cable from the + post of the good battery
  4. Disconnect the other end of the + cable from the + post of the dead battery.