Do you know what kind of shape your car battery is in? You should because they don’t have a very long lifespan, and the older a battery is, the more unreliable it becomes. If you ever find yourself with a dead battery, this guide from our Jaguar service center can help bring it back to life.

Make Sure You Have the Right Tools

Every time you drive, you should make sure you have jumper cables in your car. You just never know when you’ll need them, and they can come in handy when you need to return the favor to another unfortunate driver.

Find a Working Car and Make the Connections

If your battery has died, the first thing you need is access to a working car. Once the vehicles are parked closely, nose to nose, it’s time to make the connection with the cables.

  • Connect one red clamp to the positive terminal (+) of the dead battery and the other red clamp to the same terminal on the working battery
  • Attach one black clamp to the negative terminal on the working battery
  • Attach the other black clamp to an unpainted surface on your vehicle, such as the engine block

Start the Cars

The next step is to start the car with the working battery and let it run for several minutes. Then, try to start your vehicle. If everything works properly, it should start up pretty easily. Let this one also run for at least 15 minutes to ensure the battery is holding its charge. Finally, remove the cables in reverse order of how they were attached.

Have Your Battery Tested at Jaguar Northfield

You never want to take a chance with your battery, so you should consider having it tested. If the charge is getting low, the service center at Jaguar Northfield will gladly replace it for you. Contact us to make an appointment today!