Do you need to know how to jump start a car? Unfortunately, almost all of us have been there at one point or another. However, even if you don’t already know how to properly jump start a car, the process itself only takes a few minutes! Follow this short guide to get back on the Vienna or Fairfax roads in no time.
Whether you’re performing your first jump start or you’ve performed the process a dozen times, it’s smart to refresh yourself on the proper way to jump start a car, before you break out the jumper cables. Here, we’ve laid out everything you need to know about how to jump start a car battery:
If you’ve decided not to call a jump start car service like AAA, you’ll need a set of jumper cables as we’ve mentioned above. You’ll also need another car with a working battery. Then, you’re ready to get started:
Park both vehicles close together, with each vehicle’s hood facing the other’s.
If your car won’t jump start, you may be dealing with a dead and expired battery. In that case, you’d need to find a replacement at your local parts department. Schedule service today to let the experts take a look.
In some cases, the problem might be with another component, and not related to the battery at all! If you hear a clicking sound but the car won’t turn over, you’re probably dealing with a faulty starter. If your electrical systems (including your lights and radio) are working, then the issue could be with your starter, the ignition switch, or a fuse! If you’ve had to jump start your car more than once in recent weeks, you could be facing a failing alternator.
If you’re in need of Volkswagen battery assistance, visit the team at our service center today. Or, if you want someone to be on the line while you jump start your car battery from your home near Washington D.C., simply contact our service center by phone!
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