How To Jump Start A Car

August 8, 2019MechVibesblog

How To Jump Start A Car– Having issue with your car not starting, you most likely have a dead battery and the fastest way to get back on the road is a quick jump start.

You should always remember to carry jumper cables in your car, (along with a number of essential tools!). You never know when you’re going to need them.

This jumper cable set costs less than $20 and comes in a handy bag that can easily fit in your trunk or under a seat.

If either vehicle is an alternatively fueled or equip with an electronic ignition system, please the use of jumper cables may damage it.

In this view, we will learn how to jump start a car in less than five(5) minutes.

What you’ll need;

  • Jump cables
  • Another car with a similar-sized engine
  • Gloves  


  1. All set
  2. Prepare both cars
  3. Connect batteries
  4. Start car and recharge battery
  5. Remove and disconnect jump cables


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Step by Step Guide on How to Jump Start a Car


All set

Make sure the engine is switched off and all lights and radio in the vehicle.

Open the hood of your vehicle to check if the car’s battery has any sign of damage or leakage.

If there damage or leak is detected, don’t perform the jump start.

Also, make sure both batteries are of similar voltage or you will end up damaging electrical components in the vehicle.

Besides, engage both parking brakes as well.

Prepare both cars

Bring both cars together nose to nose to make sure the jump cables reach both batteries.

Connect batteries

Take out your jumper cables.

You should never allow the jumper cable’s clamps to touch each other when using.

Connect one red clamp to the positive (+) battery post of the “dead” battery and the other red clamp to the positive (+) post of the good battery.

Also, connect one black-end clamp to the negative (-) post of the good battery.

Carefully connect the other black-end clamp to a metallic part of the vehicles’s engine block. 

Repeat the process connecting the black- negative jump leads to the negative terminals, the terminals with the negative symbol below.

Never connect it to the negative (-) post of the “dead” battery. It causes sparking.


How car Engine Works

Start car and recharge battery

Start the car and leave it running for 10 minutes to charge the flat battery.

Remove and disconnect jump cables

Remove cables in reverse order.

Further, be careful when removing the jump cables because there is voltage running through.  

Drive vehicle around to keep battery charging.


If the battery dies soon after jump-starting the vehicle, it’s probably due to a dead alternator not being able to charge the system.

Feedback and comments are open.

Go Well.

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