Though a dead car battery can seem inconvenient and frustrating, it is a quick problem to resolve. All you need are jumper cables and a friendly Tinley Park neighbor or family member’s car. Following the guide below, you’ll learn the proper way to jump start a car, which means your Dodge Durango or other vehicles will be back up and running on the Orland Park streets in no time.
Wondering how to jump start a car? You have two options should your car battery die: call a jump start car service like one that may be included in your roadside assistance plan, or find another person’s vehicle and do it yourself. To jump start your car yourself, follow these simple steps:
For the final clamp, connect it to an unpainted metal surface on the dead car’s frame to ground it. A hint: bad, good, good, bad.
If your car won’t jump start or continues to die very shortly after it’s been jumped, there could be a more serious mechanical or electrical problem occurring. Anything from a faulty battery, to the starter itself, the alternator or even a fuse could be the culprit of a dead battery that still won’t jump. If this is your circumstance, our contact our service department who will inspect and address the issue. If you’ve discovered you simply need a new battery for your vehicle, you can order a replacement from our parts department, which only sells genuine Mopar® parts for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicles. Have other questions or concerns about your vehicle like how to reset your RAM 1500 check engine light? Or are you unsure about how to program your Dodge key fob? Our service department is more than happy to help!