Jump-Start Safety Tips

Jumping a car can be extremely useful when you are stranded with a dead battery, but there some precautions to take.

Make sure the cars have their emergency brakes on, and both vehicles and all people are out of traffic. If there is too much traffic, call a towing company for a jump.

You need to know how to identify the battery terminals and cable clamps. The red or plus signed terminal is positive. The black or minus marked terminal is negative. It is the same on the cable; red or plus is positive, and black or minus is negative.

Once you have three clamps on the terminals, the cable is live. Do not touch the clamp to people or any other part of the vehicle except the last terminal.

Have your battery and cars electronic system inspected after a jump. Schedule an appointment with our service department at Lev Kia of Framingham.
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