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Dead battery? Learn the steps to boost your vehicle safely and quickly with booster cables
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Check the owner’s manual
Take a quick look at your owner’s manual to see if there is anything specific to your vehicle you need to be aware of.
Put on protective goggles and gloves to protect yourself from fumes and sparks.
Position the vehicles
Make sure you’re in a well ventilated area.
If you’re using cables, park close enough so the booster cables can easily reach between batteries.
Attach the clamps
Start your engines
Start the assisting vehicle’s engine first. Then start the stalled vehicle.
If the car doesn’t start, try leaving the booster cables connected for a minute or two to allow the dead battery to charge a bit. Then try again.
Remove the cables
After the stalled vehicle starts, remove the cables in the reverse order: