How to Jump-Start a Car

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Are you having trouble starting your vehicle? There’s a chance that you need a jump-start, car battery service like AAA, or something similar. Follow our guide on how to properly jump-start a car from the service team who knows Jaguar vehicles inside and out. If your battery is close to dying, our service center near Los Angeles can replace the battery for you and get you out on the road in no time. 

What Is The Proper Way to Jump-Start a Car?

You will need a set of jumper cables and another vehicle that’s running properly. Then follow these steps to jump-start your car:

  1. The car with the good battery should be parked facing the other vehicle. Turn the vehicle off and make sure both brakes are engaged.
  2. Open both hoods and find the batteries. There’s a chance that you will have to remove a plastic hood to expose the battery terminals.
  3. Identify the positive and negative terminals, and make sure that they’re clean and free of any corrosion.
  4. Connect the red clamp to the positive post on the dead battery.
  5. Uncoiling the battery cable, hook the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the battery with the charge.
  6. Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the good battery. 
  7. For the final clamp, connect it to an unpainted metal surface on your car’s frame.
  8. Have everything hooked up securely? Go ahead and start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first, followed by the one with the dead battery.
  9. Once it’s been jump-started, carefully remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were placed on, then shut off the car that was used to help jump-start the dead car.
  10. Keep the engine running on the restarted vehicle for at least 10 minutes to make sure that the weak battery doesn’t die again. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for additional info.

Jump-Start Car Service With Jaguar Roadside Assistance

New Jaguar vehicles include the Jaguar Roadside Assistance for the first 5 years or 60,000 miles of coverage offered for ownership. If you’re unable to get assistance from another driver or would feel more comfortable having certified professionals take care of your Jaguar jump-start, just call the Jaguar Roadside Assistance phone number at (800) 452-4827 for 24/7 assistance! One of our team members will be at your location to jump start your vehicle, so you can get back out on the roads. If you’re struggling with jump starting your vehicle, Roadside Assistance allows for complimentary towing to the nearest authorized dealership.

Additional Battery Tips and Tricks

If your car won’t jump-start, it could be time to replace the battery. It can also be a sign of a more serious problem. Take these steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. If you try and start the car, but you only hear a clicking sound, the starter might not be functioning. Schedule service at Jaguar Los Angeles near Bel Air for a replacement.
  2. If the electrical systems of the car turn on, but the engine won’t turn over, it can be several problems like the ignition switch, battery, starter, or a fuse. It’s worth bringing your vehicle to a service center so they can diagnose the issue.
  3. Keep your vehicle running for a while after getting the jump to allow the battery to recharge fully after it’s been drained.

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If you need assistance with jump starting a vehicle, our team can help. Give us a call if you have any questions!


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