Easy Steps to Jump Starting a Car

If you have a running car and a set of jumper cables, then you are well on your way to being able to quickly jump start another car. Lift up the hood of both vehicles to find where the batteries are located. Connect the two red jumper cables to the positive ends of the battery. The black jumper cables hook up to the negative ends.

After you have the jumper cables hooked up, start your car. Keep it running for about five minutes so that the other car can get a long enough charge. The other car must be kept running, ideally not just in park, for about 15 to 20 minutes to make sure that it will not need another jump start once it is turned off.

Before you find yourself with a dead battery, stop in the friendly service center at Volvo Cars Edison in Edison, NJ for a replacement today.