When your battery dies, it’s easy to go into panic mode. You may not even realize that your battery has been dying for many weeks or even months. When your lights start to flicker and your car is slow to start, the battery is one of the first things you should check. However, even when your battery goes out completely, you can bring it back to life with a jump start.

A jump start refers to using jumper cables to charge up a dead battery, bringing it back to life for a short period of time. In order to do this, you’ll need to hook up your jumper cables to your car and a car with a working battery. When looking at your battery, you’ll notice two terminals. One is positive (+) and the other is negative (-). The red clips connect to the positive terminals, and the black clips connect to the negative terminals. Please note: both vehicles should be parked and turned off before attaching jumper cables to avoid injury.

Once you have connected the jumper cables, the second driver of the working car can start up the engine and charge up your dead battery. It should take about 10 to 20 minutes depending on the state of your battery. Do you need service help? We’re ready to give you the best experience at Elgin Chrysler Ltd. located in St. Thomas, ON.