A dead battery isn’t a catastrophic auto problem, but jump starting a battery still poses a significant risk of shock, especially if you’ve never done it before. This helpful video provides a brief overview of how to safely and effectively jump start a car battery.
Jump start cables are color-coded to match the battery terminals; red is for positive, and black is for negative. When jump starting a car battery, make sure not to cross the wires. In other words, be sure to hook the wires up to the properly colored terminal to avoid seriously damaging your car battery and potentially injuring yourself.
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