How to Jump-Start a Car

Jump Start a Car
If you’re having trouble starting your Mercedes-Benz vehicle, there’s a chance that you need a jump start, car battery service, or a similar service. Follow our user-friendly guide on how to jump-start a car from the service experts at RBM of Alpharetta, so you don’t need to contact a jump-start car service. If your vehicle’s battery is close to the end of its life, make the short drive to our service center near Atlanta for a battery replacement. Feel free to reach out to our service center if you have any questions.

What’s The Proper Way to Jump-Start a Car?

First, you’ll need to get a set of jumper cables and another vehicle. If you would prefer, you can also contact a jump-start car service like AAA. Once everything is settled, follow these easy steps below:

  1. Have the car with the good battery park facing the other vehicle, then make sure that the car is turned off. Both vehicles should have the parking brakes engaged.
  2. Open both hoods and locate the batteries. You may have to remove a plastic hood to expose the battery terminals.
  3. Identify the positive and negative terminals, and make sure that they’re clean and free of any corrosion.
  4. Connect the red clamp to the positive post on the dead battery.
  5. Uncoil the battery cable and hook the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the battery with the charge.
  6. Connect the black clamp to the negative post on the good battery.
  7. For the final clamp, connect it to an unpainted metal surface on your car’s frame.
  8. With everything hooked up securely, start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first, then the one with the dead battery.
  9. Once the dead vehicle has been jump-started, carefully remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were placed, then turn off the vehicle that was used to help jump-start the dead car.
  10. Keep the engine running on the restarted vehicle for at least 10 minutes to ensure that the weak battery doesn’t die again right away. Feel free to refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for additional information on recommended times.

Jump-Start Car Service With Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance

New Mercedes-Benz vehicles include Roadside Assistance. If you’re unable to get help from another driver or would rather have a professional handle your jump-start, contact the Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance phone number at 1-800-367-6372 for 24/7 help! We’ll be at your location to jump-start your vehicle, and if it won’t start, Roadside Assistance allows for complimentary towing to the nearest authorized dealership.

Additional Battery Tips and Tricks

If your car won’t jump-start, a battery replacement may be needed, or there’s a more serious problem. Take these steps to troubleshoot the problem:

  1. If you try to start the car, and all you can hear is a clicking sound, the starter may not be functioning. Schedule a service appointment at the RBM of Alpharetta service center for a replacement.
  2. If the electrical systems turn on, but the engine doesn’t turn over, there can be several issues causing the problem like the ignition switch, battery, starter, or fuse. Let one of our factory-trained technicians inspect and diagnose the problem.
  3. Let your vehicle run for a while after getting the jump, so the battery can fully recharge after being drained.

Get Expert Service Advice at RBM of Alpharetta!

Whether you need a battery replacement, brake inspection, tire rotation, or major repairs following a collision, the service center near Cumming has you covered! Schedule your appointment right at home, and be sure to check out our current service specials and coupons to take advantage of. Contact our service center if you have any questions about how to jump-start a car.

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