How To Jump a Car

Have you ever had the horrible feeling of turning the key in your car only to hear the click of a dead battery? It happens. If there is another car close by, you can try to jump start your vehicle. Here is a summary of how to jump start, but be sure to read your owner’s manual before you attempt it.

Do not allow the metal clamps to come into contact with any other part of the car. Attach the positive cable to the dead positive terminal then attach to the other positive clamp to the good battery. Clamp the negative to the negative good battery, and carefully connect the last negative clamp to the dead negative terminal. Run the live car for two to three minutes then try to start the dead car.

After any jump start, it is a good idea to have your car inspected. Contact our service team at Kia of Downtown Los Angeles to make an appointment anytime you have your car jumped.

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