How to Jump Start a Car

Has a bad alternator left your battery drained? When your vehicle refuses to start and you’re stranded on Round Rock streets, more often than not, all you need is to jump start your car battery. If you’ve never jump started a car, the thought can be intimidating, but don’t worry, Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here for you. If you don’t want to call a jump start service like Mopar®, simply follow these instructions laid out by our service center specialists on how to jump properly jump start a car. And if you end up needing a near battery, you can always reach out to our parts center for the best genuine Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram parts.

How to Jump-Start a Car Battery

It’s not a good feeling when you step out to your car to start your Round Rock commute just to find that your battery is dead. The service center staff at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram want to help you keep your car running in top shape, so we’ve put together the guide on how to jump start a car below. We’ll also talk about what to do if your car won’t jump start.

How to Safely Jump Start a Car Using Jumper Cables

Follow the steps below on how to jump start a car using jumper cables and a second car. Skip to the next section to find out how to jump start a car battery with a battery pack:

How to Jump Start a Car with Jumper Cables

  • Turn both vehicles off.
  • Connect the red cable to the positive (+) post on the dead battery and the positive post on the good battery.
  • Connect one end of the black cable to the negative post (-) of the good battery and the other end to the metal frame of the car with the dead battery.
  • Start the engine of the working car and let it run for a minute or two.
  • Try starting the car with the dead battery.
  • Once the car has started, remove the clamps, beginning with the black cable, then the red.
  • Don’t turn your car off until you’ve taken it for at least a short drive.

How to Jump Start a Car Using a Battery Pack

Some later model cars come with a battery pack, since trying to jump start these vehicles with jumper cables can damage both cars can damage both cars when done incorrectly. Jump start battery packs can also be purchased separately.

How to Jump Start a Car with a Battery Pack

  • Make sure both the power bank and the car are turned off..
  • Connect the positive cable, then the negative cable.
  • Turn the battery pack on.
  • Wait 2-3 minutes then try starting the car.
  • Turn the battery pack off.
  • Disconnect the negative cable, then the positive cable.
  • Drive your car for at least 20 minutes before turning it off.

If Your Car Won’t Jump Start

If your car won’t jump start, clean off all corrosion on the battery terminals and cable connectors and try again. If it still won’t jump start, your battery, starter, or other component may need to be replaced. Schedule an appointment with our service center so that we can get your car back on our Cedar Park roads in no time.

Trust the Trained Professionals at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The experts in our service center know batteries. They’ll diagnose your problem and fix it right the first time. Why not check out our battery service coupons? We’re just down the road from Georgetown. So, drop by or contact us today!


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