How To Use Jumper Cables

When you have a dead battery, knowing how to use jumper cables properly will get you and your car going again in no time. The first thing? Keeping a quality set of jumper cables in your car or truck. Once you get them connected, using jumper cables to jump-start your car is a cinch.

Keys to using jumper cables

  • Keep a good set of jumper cables (also known as booster cables) in your car, with good insulation and clean connections.
  • Connect the positive and negative clips in the correct order.
  • Run the freshly started car for a while to recharge the battery.

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