How to Jump-Start a Car

car jumper cables
If you need to learn how to jump-start a car, you have come to the right place. When your vehicle won’t start, you likely need a jump-start car battery service to get back on the Giddings streets. The service team here at Oviedo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT is here to help you learn how to properly jump-start a car so you don’t have to rely on costly jump-start car services to handle the job. If your car won’t jump-start, follow our guide below to find your solution!

The Proper Way to Jump-Start a Car

If you are interested in learning how to properly jump-start a car, you will need the right tools. Luckily, you don’t need to rely on a jump-start car service when your car won’t jump-start. You simply need a set of jumper cables and another properly running vehicle. Skip out on expensive jump-start car services and learn the proper way to jump-start a car by following these steps:

  1. Park the properly running vehicle in front of the car that needs a jump, then make sure that the vehicle is turned off.
  2. Find the battery under the hood of both cars, you may need to remove a plastic casing or hood to expose the terminals.
  3. Identify which terminal is positive and negative, then make sure they are clean of any corrosion.
  4. Connect the red clamp to the positive terminal on the battery that has died.
  5. Next, connect the second red clamp to the positive terminal of the charged battery.
  6. Connect the black clamp to the negative terminal on the good battery.
  7. With the last clamp, connect it to an unpainted metal surface of the car’s frame.
  8. When all the clamps are secure, start the vehicle with the good battery first, then start the vehicle with the dead battery.
  9. Once the dead battery has been jumped, carefully remove all of the cables in the reverse order that they were attached. Shut off the vehicle that was used to jump the dead battery.
  10. Allow the newly jumped car to run for roughly 10 minutes to ensure the weak battery can charge. Your owner’s manual may have specific guidance on how long to recharge a dead battery.

More Battery Tips and Tricks

If your car won’t jump-start, you likely need a battery replacement, but it could also be a sign of a more serious issue. If you have already tried to jump-start your car battery, take these actions to troubleshoot the problem:

  1. If you hear a clicking sound when attempting to start your car, the starter may be the culprit. Schedule service with us near Smithville for a replacement.
  2. If you are able to activate your electrical systems, but the engine fails to turn over, you could have a number of issues going on. You may have a faulty ignition switch, battery, starter, or fuse. Explore our service specials to help you save when you visit us for service.
  3. After you jump-start your car battery, be sure to leave the vehicle running for a while. This allows your battery to recharge fully after being drained.

Turn to Oviedo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT for Service

When you need to learn how to properly jump-start a car, turn to the pros at Oviedo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT for guidance and service. We work hard to make sure our community feels safer on the Weimer roads, that is why we offer tips on the proper way to jump-start a car. If you would like further information on how to jump-start a car, contact us today for individual guidance! Get info on other service tips, like how often to change your oil, when you visit us.

More from Oviedo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

  • What’s the 2021 Jeep Cherokee Towing Capacity?

    You need a vehicle that can keep up with your lifestyle, and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee is one such model. Properly equipped, the new Jeep Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds. Whether you need a vehicle to tow a small boat or camper around Smithville, the Jeep Cherokee can meet your needs. In the…

  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Interior

      There are plenty of reasons why the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been the most-awarded SUV, and now it has one more reason: the Jeep Grand Cherokee L third-row seating. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee L interior offers Giddings drivers more space and more seating than any Jeep Cherokee before. Not only does it have…

  • 2021 Jeep Renegade Colors

      If you’re in the market for the new Jeep Renegade around Giddings, you’ll be getting a rugged, advanced, and fuel efficient SUV. However, one of the most impressive features is the Jeep Renegade colors. With eleven unique Jeep Renegade exterior colors to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits your lifestyle. Whether…

Saved Vehicles


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us


Call Now

1980 W. State Highway 71 Business • La Grange, TX 78945

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 8am-6pm

Open Today! Service: 7:30am-6pm

Oviedo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT 29.901589, -96.821686.