How to Jump Start a Car: Tips and Ideas

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Once you have the cables handy and a friend has agreed to let you use a working automobile to charge your dead battery, here are the steps to take, according to Edmunds:

  1. Park the two cars close together, but make sure they don’t touch. Then, turn both cars off.
  2. Connect the positive jumper cable (usually red) to the positive terminal on the “dead” battery. (Typically, the positive battery terminal is marked with a plus sign, while the negative is marked with a minus.) Make sure the positive cable does not touch anything metal except for the battery terminal.

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