Turning your keys in the ignition, only to realize your car battery died is an irritation most people experience at one time or another. This can happen because the headlights were left on, extreme outside weather or your car battery needs a simple replacement, according to Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Jumping a car can be a daunting task, but as long as you come prepared with the required and recommended equipment as well as an additional car to jump the dead battery, you’ll be back on the highway again in no time.
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Geico provides a list of the equipment necessary for jumping a car. You will need jumper cables to jump the car, gloves and coveralls for protection, a flashlight to identify the correct parts of the car and the owner’s manual. Also required is another car with a charged battery.
Home Depot advises drivers to follow these steps:
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