How to Jump-Start a Car

Jump Start a Car


Whether you’re facing a stubborn ignition due to a drained battery or you need reliable assistance on the Winter Haven road, understanding how to jump-start a car is a valuable skill. If you find yourself saying, “My car won’t jump-start,” don’t worry—Cadillac Lakeland is here to guide you through the process, step by step.

When Your Car Won’t Jump-Start

It’s a common scenario: you turn the key, and nothing happens. Before calling a jump-start car service, you can attempt to resolve the issue yourself. First: 

Prepare the Necessary Equipment

You’ll need: 

  • A set of jumper cables
  • Another vehicle with a functional battery
  • Safety gloves and goggles

Guide on How to Jump-start a Car

  1. Park the working vehicle close to the one that won’t start, ensuring they do not touch. Both vehicles should be in “park” or “neutral” with the ignitions turned off and the hand brakes engaged.
  2. Connect the jumper cables. Attach one red clip to the positive terminal of your battery.
  3. Connect the other red clip to the positive terminal of the battery in the working vehicle.
  4. Attach one black clip to the negative terminal of the working battery.
  5. Connect the other black clip to an unpainted metal surface on your car that isn’t near the battery.
  6. Start the working vehicle and let it run for a few minutes.
  7. Try to start your car. If your car won’t jump-start, it may require a new battery or professional assistance. 
  8. Once your car starts, carefully disconnect the cables in reverse order.
  9. Let your car run for at least 15 minutes to recharge the battery.

Use Our Jump-start Car Service at Cadillac Lakeland

Regular maintenance is key to preventing issues before they arise. If you’re stuck and need immediate assistance to jump-start the car battery, don’t hesitate to contact us at Cadillac Lakeland. Our service team is ready to provide you with swift, reliable jump-start car service that gets you back on the Bartow road in no time. Schedule a service appointment with us in Lakeland to keep your vehicle in optimal condition and avoid the hassle of unexpected breakdowns in Brandon! Uncover more service and parts tips and service offers, as well. 


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