Outlines the correct procedure for jump starting a vehicle with booster cables in ten simple steps.
Alright today on Repairs101 I’m going to show you the correct procedure for jumpstarting the battery in your car.
Now this is one instance where you’ll be glad you backed into your parking spot. Don’t let the vehicles touch or a ground connection could be established.
Almost all cars today are negative ground, but if you have something exotic, you’d better look into it.
Turn everything off, the lights, the wipers, the fan, the radio, everything. Shut down the engine. And shut the door so even the dome light goes out.
I always hold the positive lead in my teeth like this to keep it from coming in contact with either vehicle during the process.
Always connect your positives first and your negatives last.
(SECOND ENGINE STARTS)
And always disconnect your negatives first and your positives last.