How to Jump-Start a Car

Jump Start a Car

If your vehicle won’t start, you may need a jump-start, car battery service, or something similar. The first option is the most likely. Follow this guide on how to properly jump-start a car from Jaguar Santa Monica so you don’t need to call a jump-start car service. If your battery is nearing the end of its life, visit our service center near Malibu for a replacement.

The Proper Way to Jump-Start a Car

To get started, you’ll need a set of jumper cables and another vehicle. You can also call a jump-start car service like AAA. Once you’ve got that settled, follow these steps:

  1. Have the car with the good battery park facing the other vehicle, then make sure that the vehicle is turned off. Check to make sure both parking brakes are engaged.
  2. Open both hoods and find the batteries. You may need to remove a plastic hood to expose the battery terminals.
  3. Identify the positive and negative terminals. 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. Is everything hooked up securely? Start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first, then the one with the dead battery.
  9. Once the dead vehicle has 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 car 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 information on the recommended times.

Jump-Start Car Service With Jaguar Roadside Assistance

When you purchase a newJaguar vehicle, it comes with Jaguar Roadside Assistance for the first 5 years/60,000 miles of coverage offered for ownership. If you can’t get assistance from another driver or would rather have a factory-trained and certified professional handle your Jaguar jump-start, contact the Jaguar Roadside Assistance phone number at 1-800-4-JAGUAR for 24/7 assistance! A Jaguar professional will meet you at your location to jump-start your car. Your vehicle won’t jump-start? That’s okay – Roadside Assistance allows for complimentary towing to the nearest authorized dealership.

Additional Car Battery Tips & Tricks

If your car won’t jump-start, there’s a chance that you need to replace your battery. If not, it could be a sign of a more serious issue. Check out these steps to troubleshoot the problem:

  1. If you only hear a clicking sound when you try and start your car, the starter might not be functioning. Schedule service at Jaguar Santa Monica near Pacific Palisades for a replacement.
  2. If the electrical systems of the car turn on, but the engine doesn’t turn over, this could be due to a number of issues. The ignition switch, battery, starter, or fuse could be the problem. It could be worth bringing your vehicle to our Santa Monica service center so our team can diagnose the issue.
  3. Keep your vehicle running for a while after getting the jump so the battery can recharge fully after it’s been drained.

Turn to Jaguar Santa Monica for Service Needs!

Whether you need help with your battery replacement or a routine oil change, our service team can help. We’re just a short drive from Brentwood, so stop by today! Be sure to explore our service specials to use on your next visit! Contact us with any questions.

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