What now? It might seem like your battery is dead, but if the lights and electrical systems are still running, your battery might just need a jump start. Follow these steps to give your battery a boost and get back on the road. Read and follow the Safety and Handling Information on this website and with the jumper cables. You'll need a set of jumper cables and another vehicle with a charged battery. You can find cables in auto parts stores, at gas stations or just about anywhere you buy car parts.
How to Hook up Jumper Cables
How to Jump Start a Car - Step-By-Step Guide to Using Jumper Cables
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Your car battery is an essential piece of your vehicle, providing one of the most important functionalities: In most traditional vehicle types - that is, cars that run on gasoline - the battery is an SLI, a starting, lighting, and ignition battery. Once the engine is running, the majority of the energy used to power your car is generated by its alternator. But turning the car on is an essential function of the car battery, a function without which the car is rendered pretty useless. When you turn the key and hear some sputtering, or maybe nothing at all, but the engine fails to start, a dead battery is probably the culprit.
Anyone with a new driver in the family wants to be sure that they're doing everything possible to stay safe in the road. And, as the weather gets colder, there is so much more to cover: For example, if the key turns and the car doesn't start, it's likely the battery that's the problem. But does your teen driver know how to use jumper cables safely?