Jumper Cables

Do you know how to jump-start a car? Many Stratham drivers don't know how to properly jump-start a car, so they use a jump-start car service. Still, it's relatively easy to jump-start a car battery. Follow this guide from Audi Stratham to learn the proper way to jump-start a car, and if your car won't jump-start, contact our service center

The Proper Way to Jump-Start a Car

To jump start a car battery you'll need another vehicle and a set of jumper cables. Of course, you can also use a jump-start car service such as AAA. Once you're ready to jump-start your car battery, follow these steps:

  1. Have your friend with the working car park facing you, or if that's not possible, have them park very close to you on one side. 
  2. Turn off both vehicles and set the park brakes as an extra precaution. 
  3. Open your hoods and locate your batteries. Sometimes you need to remove a plastic casing to expose the battery. If you can't find it, look in your owner's manual.
  4. Make sure the battery terminals are clean and free of corrosion.
  5. Connect the red clamp of the jumper cable to the positive post on the dead battery. The positive post is red and will have a (+) symbol on it.
  6. Connect the other red clamp to the positive terminal on the other vehicle. 
  7. Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the battery of your friend's car.. 
  8. Connect the last clamp to an unpainted metal surface on the frame of your vehicle.
  9. Ask your friend to start their car. 
  10. Try to start your engine. 
  11. Once your car is running, carefully remove the jumper cables in reverse order that they were put on.
  12. Keep your car engine running for at least 10 minutes to ensure that your battery gets a full charge and won't die again right away when you head out on Nashua roads. 

More Battery Tips and Tricks

If your car won't jump-start and you need to call a jump-start car service, it may be time for a battery replacement. It might also be a sign of a more serious issue. These steps can help you troubleshoot the problem:

  1. If you try to jump-start your car battery and only hear a clicking sound, your starter might be broken. You can schedule service online with Audi Stratham near Manchester.
  2. If the vehicle's electrical systems still work, but the engine won't turn over, there could be several issues wrong. It might be a faulty ignition switch, starter, battery, or a blown fuse. Bring your vehicle to the Audi Stratham service center to diagnose the issue.
  3. Be sure to keep your car running for a while after getting the jump start to allow the battery to recharge after being drained fully.

Audi Stratham is Always at Your Service

Whether you need a new battery, jump-start car service, or a little Audi history, we can help. We're glad you now know how to properly jump-start a car, but we hope you never need to. From oil changes to new tires and more, we're here for you. Our service center is conveniently located near Concord. Reach out to us today!