If you're lucky, you may not find yourself in a situation where you need a jump start. Unfortunately, most people will need a jump start at least once in their life. In these situations, it's important to be prepared. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to jump start another car. 

6 Steps to Jump Start a Car

  1. Park: Park the vehicles close to one another. Be sure that both vehicles are off.
  2. Prep: Pop both hoods and locate the batteries. Grab your jumper cables and make sure they are untangled. 
  3. Attach: Hook the (+) clamp to the positive terminal of the dead battery. Then, attach the (-) clamp to the negative terminal of the dead battery. 
  4. Start: Start the engine of the working car. Then, start the dead car. 
  5. Remove: Remove the cables, starting with the negative cable and then the positive cable. 
  6. Run the Vehicle: Let the newly started vehicle run for a few minutes or drive for at least 15 minutes. 
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