Jump starting can cause serious injury, if you are unsure of what you are doing call roadside assistance or someone experienced for help.
Read your owner’s manual, some car manufacturers don’t allow jump starting, also sometimes the battery is not under the bonnet but there will usually be jump start terminals under the bonnet.
- Turn the ignition in both cars to “off”
- Connect the red (positive) cable to the dead cars positive battery post.
- Connect the other end of the red (positive) cable to the live cars positive battery post.
- Connect one end of the black (negative) cable to the live cars negative battery post.
- Locate an unpainted metal part of the dead cars engine. The engine manifold is a good position. Connect the unused end of the black (negative) cable to this location.
- Start the good cars engine.
- Start the dead cars engine. If it doesn’t crank wait for 2-3 minutes and try again.
- If it still doesn’t crank check all connections.
- As soon as the dead car starts you can disconnect the cables, you should disconnect in the reverse order.