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How to Jump-Start a Car

Jump Start a Car


The most common reason your vehicle won’t start is that you need a jump-start, car battery service, or something similar. The first option is the most likely. This guide can show you how to properly jump-start a car from Mercedes-Benz Brampton so that you don’t need to call a jump-start car service. If your car won’t jump start, you may need a replacement battery, in which case our parts centre in Brampton can help.

The Proper Way to Jump-Start a Car

First, you’ll need a set of jumper cables and another vehicle. Ask a friend, neighbour, or kind stranger for help if you need to, or you can always call a jump-start car service that serves the Caledon area like AAA. Once you’re ready, do the following:

  1. Have the car with the good battery park facing the other vehicle, then make sure that the vehicle is turned off. Check to make sure both parking brakes are engaged.
  2. Open both hoods and find the batteries. You may need to remove a plastic hood to expose the battery terminals.
  3. Identify the positive and negative terminals. Make sure they’re clean and free of any corrosion.
  4. Connect the red clamp to the positive post on the dead battery.
  5. Uncoiling the battery cable, hook the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the battery with the charge.
  6. Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the good battery.
  7. For the final clamp, connect it to an unpainted metal surface on your car’s frame.
  8. Once everything is hooked up securely, start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first, then the one with the dead battery.
  9. Once the dead vehicle has been jump-started, carefully remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were placed on, and then shut off the car that was used to help jump-start the dead car.
  10. Keep the engine running on the restarted vehicle for at least 10 minutes to ensure that the weak battery doesn’t die again right away. Consult your owner’s manual for more info on recommended times.

Jump-Start Car Service With Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance

New Mercedes-Benz vehicles come with Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance for the first 48 months/80,000 kilometresof ownership. If you can’t get assistance from another driver, or you would rather let a professional handle your Mercedes-Benz jump-start, just call the Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance phone number at 1(800) 387-0100 for 24/7 assistance! A Mercedes-Benz professional will meet you at your location to jump-start your car. If your car won’t jump-start, Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance allows for complimentary towing to the nearest authorized dealership, and you may even be eligible for a complimentary stay in a nearby hotel if it is needed.

More Battery Tips and Tricks

Sometimes, your car won’t jump-start. This could be indicative of a number of issues with the jump-start, car battery problems are the most common. The battery likely needs to be replaced. These steps can show you how to troubleshoot the issue and determine whether it’s the battery, or something else:

  1. If you try and start the car but only hear a clicking sound, the starter might not be functioning. Schedule service at Mercedes-Benz Brampton near Orangeville for a replacement.
  2. If the electrical systems of the car turn on, but the engine fails to turn over, the problem could be a number of issues. The ignition switch, battery, starter, or a fuse could be the problem. It’s worth bringing your vehicle to a service centre, so they can diagnose the issue.
  3. Be sure to keep your vehicle running for a while after getting the jump. That allows the battery to recharge fully after it’s been drained.

You Can Trust Mercedes-Benz Brampton for Service

We’ve seen it all here at Mercedes-Benz Brampton, so you can trust with anything from a new battery to an oil change. Check our other service tips and tricks if you’re curious. If you still have questions about how to jump-start your car, contact us, and we’ll be happy to help. We’re proud to serve the Georgetown area.

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