How to Jump-Start a Car

Jump Start a Car


If your vehicle isn’t starting in Saugus, you most likely need a jump-start. However, jump-starting your vehicle isn’t as complicated as it may sound. How long does it take to jump a car? In this guide, the service experts at Pride Hyundai of Lynn will walk you through the proper way to jump-start a car so you won’t always have to contact a jump-start car service.

If your battery is nearing the end of its life, visit our service center and our expert technicians will replace it.

How to Properly Jump-Start a Car

Ready to learn how to jump-start a car? To begin, you’ll need a set of jumper cables and another running vehicle. Once you have these two things, follow the instructions below to jump-start your car battery:

  1. Park both vehicles so they’re facing one another. Make sure they’re turned off and that both parking cars’ parking brakes are engaged.
  2. Open both hoods and locate the batteries. There may be a plastic hood you will have to remove to expose the battery terminals.
  3. Find the positive and negative terminals on both batteries. Make sure that every terminal is clean and free of any corrosion.
  4. Connect the red clamp of the jumper cable to the positive post on the dead battery.
  5. Uncoil the battery cable and hook the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the charged battery.
  6. Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the good battery.
  7. For the final clamp, connect it to an unpainted metal surface on the car’s frame.
  8. Once all of the cables are connected, start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first, then the one with the dead battery.
  9. After the dead vehicle has been jump-started, carefully remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were placed on, then shut off the car with the good battery.
  10. Keep the engine running for at least 10 minutes to make sure the car’s battery doesn’t die again.

Jump-Start Car Service With Hyundai Roadside Assistance

When you purchase a new Hyundai vehicle, you’ll have access to 24/7 Hyundai Roadside Assistance for the first 5 years/unlimited miles. If you can’t get help from another driver or would rather have a professional take care of your Hyundai jump-start, just call the Hyundai Roadside Assistance phone number at 1-800-243-776. A Hyundai professional will meet you at your location to jump-start your car. If your car won’t jump-start, Roadside Assistance will provide complimentary towing service to the nearest authorized dealership.

How Long Does It Take to Jump a Car?

If you’re going to jump-start your car by yourself, you can expect the process to take about 10-15 minutes. If you have a professional jump-start your car, then it might take a little less time. If you need a battery inspection performed, then that shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes as it’s a pretty straightforward process.

What to Do If Your Car Won’t Jump-Start

If you can’t jump-start your car battery, you may need a battery replacement, or it could be a sign of a more serious problem. Take these steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. If you hear a clicking sound when trying to turn the car on, the starter may be malfunctioning. If you’re near Revere, schedule service at Pride Hyundai of Lynn for a replacement.
  2. If the electrical systems of the car turn on, but the engine fails to turn over, there could be an issue with the ignition switch, battery, starter, or a fuse. You can bring the car into our service center where they can diagnose the problem.
  3. After the car turns on, make sure to keep the vehicle running for a while so that the battery can get fully recharged.

Now that you know how to jump-start your car, you can be better protected for when life becomes unpredictable. For future battery service, rely on Pride Hyundai of Lynn for affordable and efficient service in Lynn.

Rely on Pride Hyundai of Lynn for Hyundai Service

Whether you need battery service or an oil change, the expert service technicians at Pride Hyundai of Lynn near Everett can get the job done. Contact us to learn more about how to jump-start a car and get all of your other service questions answered. Also, don’t forget to browse our service specials to keep your vehicle maintenance budget-friendly!

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