Safely Jump-Starting Your Car with a Different Vehicle

To jump-start your car battery, you'll need to have another running car move into position nose-to-nose so the two batteries are as close as possible. Turn the car engine off, open both of the hoods and start unraveling the jumper cables.

The jumper cables have black and red clamps. First, attach the red clamp to the positive terminal on the battery holding the charge. Next, attach the red cable to the positive terminal on the battery in need of the jump-start. The one black jumper cable goes to the negative side of the charged battery. The last black cable attaches to any bare metal on the car getting a jump-start.

Now crank over the engine, wait, and after two minutes, try starting your car. It might take a couple more minutes so then try again. Get down to our BMW service facility in Medford, OR after the car is running and we can run a full charging system test on your vehicle.

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