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Safest Way to Jump-Start Your Vehicle with Cables

If you have to jump-start your car from another vehicle, you're going to need jumper cables and a little bit of understanding in how this process works. Bring the running car as close to the nose of the other vehicle as possible, battery-to-battery. Turn off the car and lights, then open the hood of both the vehicles.

The jumper cables have clamps on red and black cables on each end. The one red clamp goes to the positive battery terminal on the running car. The other red goes to plus side on bad battery. Black goes to the negative side on the good battery, then you will attach the last black clamp to any exposed metal surface on the car getting the jump-start.

Turn over the engine, wait a few minutes, then try to start the car with the dead battery. We hope these tips provided by our Volkswagen service professionals in Medford, OR help get you back on the road safely.

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