Jump start a car

How to Jump-Start a Car

If you’re having trouble starting your car, or your car won’t jump-start, then you need a jump-start car service to help. Our guide will teach you how to properly jump-start your car, so you can get back on the road to Sevierville.

You may need a car battery replacement, which you can order online through Ole Ben Franklin Motors and have shipped to our service center for professional installation.

The Proper Way to Jump-Start a Car

First, get a set of jumper cables and a car with a working battery. If you can’t get anyone to help you jump-start your car, you can call AAA, and they will assist with the jump-start. Once you have both, follow the instructions below:

  1. Park the car with the working battery facing the vehicle with the bad battery. Make sure the vehicle is turned off and both parking brakes are engaged.
  2. Pop both hoods and locate the car batteries. You may have to remove a plastic hood cap to expose the batteries.
  3. Locate the negative and positive terminals and make sure they are clean and free of corrosion.
  4. Connect the red clamp to the positive terminal of the car with the bad battery.
  5. Hook the other red cable to the positive terminal of the car with the working battery.
  6. Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the good battery.
  7. Connect the final clamp to the unpainted surface of the vehicle’s frame.
  8. After you’ve connected the clamps securely on each terminal, turn the good battery vehicle on. Then turn on the car with the bad battery.
  9. Once you’ve jump-started the car with the dead battery, take off the jumper cables in the reverse order that you put them on and turn off the car used to jump-start the other car.
  10. Run the jump-started vehicle for at least ten minutes to make sure it doesn’t die again.

More Car Battery Tips and Tricks

If your car won’t jump-start (or simply start), it may be time for a car battery replacement. It could be one of several other car issues, like:

  • If you start your car and hear a clicking noise, it might be an issue with your starter, and you should schedule an appointment at your local service center near Farragut.
  • If your car’s electrical system turns on, but your engine doesn’t, it could be a number of issues, including the Ignition switch, battery, starter, or fuse

Visit Our Service Center in Knoxville

If you’re having car troubles, then you may be due for routine maintenance or brake replacement. We offer rotating service and parts specials to make getting your hands on a new car battery more affordable. Browse our service offerings then schedule an appointment today! While you’re here, don’t forget to check on your vehicle’s fluids as well. Follow the guide on how to check your coolant level from Ole Ben Franklin Motors today.

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