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How to Jump Start A Car Using Jumper Cables

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Jump Starting a Car with a Dead Battery Made Simple
How to Jump Start A Car Using Jumper Cables
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It's easy to jump start your car if you have a dead battery. Batteries go dead for all sorts of reasons, but usually it's our fault. This is a good thing, because that means a simple jump-start will get you back on the road with no permanent damage.

What You'll Need:
1. Another car, running
2. Jumper cables
3. Safety glasses
4. Wire brush (optional for cleaning connections)

You'll need to park the running car next to the dead car in such a way that the jumper cables can reach both batteries. If you aren't sure where the batteries are under each hood, take a peek* before you park.

Important TIP:
*Never drive with your hood raised. Not only do you have no visibility, you could damage your hood components or the hood itself.

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