Regular Jeep® service is necessary to maintain the health of your vehicle — but knowing specific procedures can help you in an emergency. Our dealership strives to provide quality service to our customers, whether it’s through repair or maintenance. Let’s take a closer look at how to jump-start your car battery with the experts at Gandrud Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

Locate a Working Vehicle

If you’ve attempted to start your engine a few times and can’t get it to start, you’ll want to contact someone with a working vehicle. Once you’ve found a booster vehicle, make sure each car faces “nose to nose,” place both cars in park and turn off both engines and any electric-powered accessories. Also, make sure that you or the other driver has a set of jumper cables, as you will use them to start the engine.

Attach Jumper Cables

Once both vehicles are in the proper position, locate the battery terminals, which you can access by raising each car’s hood. After examining both terminals for corrosion, attach the red clamp to the dead battery’s positive terminal and the other end to the working vehicle’s positive terminal. Next, attach the black clamp to the negative terminal of the booster vehicle and the other end to an unpainted metal section of the dead battery.

Start Your Engines

After securing the cables on each vehicle, start the booster car. Then, try starting the engine of the dead battery. Although you may need to wait a few minutes, you should never exceed three to four times in a row, as this could damage your vehicle. Once your vehicle has started, remove the cables in the opposite order as you attached them. Leave your vehicle running for 15-20 minutes to ensure it holds its charge,

Schedule Battery Service in Green Bay, WI

If your battery is still dead, have your Jeep vehicle towed to our Green Bay Jeep service center, where our trained technicians will inspect your electrical system and replace your car battery. Don’t wait until it’s too late — bring your Jeep in for battery service today!