How to Jump Start Your Toyota in Kansas City, MO
Here at Molle Toyota we want to help with all of your automotive needs – including jump-starting a car. If you’re currently trying to repair your stranded vehicle or if you just want a bit of knowledge so you’re prepared for the future, keep reading! And if you have any issue, don’t hesitate to contact our Service Department at 888-510-7705.
In order to jump start your vehicle you’ll need to two main things – jumper cables and another vehicle. We highly recommend keeping a good set of jumper cables in your car at all times, this way you only have find someone who is willing to help you out and has a vehicle with a relatively strong battery. Before we go into more detail we do want to warn you that jumper cables can cause damage to electric or alternative fuel vehicles, so if you or the person giving you the jump has this kind of powertrain, it’s best to get professional aid.
Jump-Starting Your Car
Step one is to make sure that both vehicles are in park or neutral with the ignition shut off. Then, you’ll want to attach one red clip to your battery’s positive terminal. You should be able to easily note this by the ‘POS’ or ‘+’ symbol. With the vehicle that is working, you’ll attach the other red cable to the positive side of that battery, along with one of black clips to the negative side. Lastly, take the remaining black clip and connect it to a metal surface somewhere on your vehicle (not next to the battery). Once everything is in place, have your friend or helpful stranger start their car and let it run for at least five minutes. This will allow enough power gets transferred over to your vehicle.
Now it’s time to cross your fingers and start your vehicle! If it works, make sure to drive around for several minutes to re-charge the battery and ensure you can make it where you need to go. If your car still will not start, double check the steps above and ensure the clips are connected tightly. You can try again, but this may be a sign that your battery has officially lived its life. Should you need a new one or if you just want to get the expert opinion of our technicians, stop by our Service Department.
For advice on how to jump start your car in Kansas City, MO, and more, Molle Toyota is here for you! Be sure to check our expansive Parts Department and ongoing specials.
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