Toyota of N Charlotte teaches you to jump start a car!

Toyota of N Charlotte teaches you to jump start a car!
Having a car that won’t start is one of the worst feelings in the world. It can leave you stranded, running late, and stuck in a real bind. Typically, you end waiting around for a tow truck to bring you into an auto service center in Charlotte to get the issue taken care of. However, if you know how to jump start your own car you can save yourself quite a bit of time and money! Our Charlotte Toyota Service Center is here to help you learn the steps to take next time you find yourself with a drained car! 

Our Charlotte Toyota Service Center has tips for jump-starting your car 

First, you should know whether or not it’s time to jump your car. You should look for signs like battery lights on your dash lit up, as well as headlights that will turn on but are dim. Another sign is that your car will turn over, but won’t start. You also may not be able to use power door locks or turn on your radio when on battery power. If you notice any of these signs, our Charlotte Toyota Service Center recommends giving your car a jump! Basically, all you’ll need is: 
  • Jumper cables
  • A friend with a running car
And that’s that! Here are the steps you should take – follow them carefully as our Toyota Service Center in Charlotte laid them out to help you be as safe and efficient as possible! 

1) Line up your vehicles side by side so that you can easily hook up the cables to both engines, but make sure the cars aren’t touching. Turn them off as soon as you’ve parked! 
2) Attach one red jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal on the working battery. 
3) Attach the other end of the red jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal on the dead battery. 
4) Attach the black jumper cable to the negative (-) terminal on the working battery. 
5) Attach the other end of the black jumper cable to a plain metal surface on the dead car – DO NOT attach it to the dead battery! 
6) Start the car with the working battery and voila! Your dead car should now have enough juice to get going – our Toyota Service Center in Charlotte recommends leaving the jumper cables attached for a few minutes to ensure it worked, and once they’ve been detached, you should also leave your car running for at least ten minutes to ensure the charge sticks. 

Bring your car by our Toyota Service Center in Charlotte today! 

See? It’s easy to get your car up and running again. However, you may want to bring it by our Toyota Service Center to have us take a look at your battery to make sure the issue doesn’t happen again. We’re conveniently located just off I-77 at exit 23. Give us a shout at (888) 378-1214 and ask about our incredible Toyota Service Coupons – we’ve got great deals on batteries! 

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