It happens to all of us. Whether it's from the cold or because someone left a light on, car batteries die and will need a jump start to get back up and running. Whether you're the helping hand or the one who needs a jump, you'll want to learn how to jump-start a car. If you need to use your Honda Accord, Honda Civic, or other Honda vehicle to jump-start another car, here is what you need to do.

  • Park your Honda with the battery facing the other vehicle. Make sure both cars are turned off, and the parking brakes are engaged.
  • Open both hoods, find the batteries, and remove any plastic hood that may be present over the battery.
  • Find the positive and negative terminals and make sure they're clean.
  • Attach the red clamp to the positive post on the dead battery.
  • Attach the other red clamp to the positive post on your Honda's charged battery.
  • Attach the black clamp to the negative post on your Honda's charged battery.
  • Attach the other black clamp to an unpainted metal surface on the frame of the car with the dead battery.
  • Check that the clamps are secure and start the engine of your Honda. Then, start the car with the dead battery.
  • Once you've jump-started the other car, carefully remove the cables in the reverse order that you placed them on.
  • Shut your Honda off and keep the engine of the car you jumped running for 10 to 15 minutes.

If you have questions or would like assistance, don't hesitate to contact our Sloane Honda service center. We'd love to help any of our Philadelphia, Trevose, Willow Grove, Northeast Philly, Feasterville, or beyond drivers with their car service or maintenance issues.

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