10 Steps To Jump-Start!. It is always recommended that you have some general knowledge about how to some basic mechanic work on your vehicle. You never really know when you’re going to have an emergency and need it! I this article, we’re going to show you step-by-step how to jump-start your car. Read on! First, try to bring the two vehicles together, facing each other, at least 18 inches apart, away from traffic. Ensure your parking brakes are on.. Next, turn them off. If you have a manual vehicle, put the gear in Neutral. If you have an automatic vehicle, put the gear in Park.. Look for the positive (+ or red indicator) terminals and negative (-black indicator) terminals on both batteries. *** DO NOT TOUCH THE METAL PART OF THE JUMPER CABLE CLAMPS ONCE YOU BEGIN THE FOLLOWING STEPS! *** Attach the end of the positive cable clamp to the positive terminal of the dead battery.. Attach the positive cable clamp at the other end, to the positive terminal of the working battery.. Attach the end of the negative clamp cable to the working battery’s negative terminal. *** REMEMBER NOT TO TOUCH THE METAL PORTION OF YOUR REMAINING CABLE CLAMP, EXCEPT TO THE NEGATIVE TERMINAL OF THE DEAD BATTERY, BECAUSE THE CABLES ARE NOW LIVE! *** Attach the remaining cable end to a metal section of the engine, away from any moving parts. When you connect this cable last, away from the battery, you will avoid sparks and other battery hazards.. Clear everyone away from the engine.. Start the good car’s engine and let it run for about 1 or 2 minutes, then slightly press on the gas and rev the engine.. Finally, you can start the engine of the car. It may or may not work on the first try, but remember not to try starting it more than 3 or 4 times.. We hope this was helpful! Maybe next time you or your friend is having a little car trouble, you can help out. But in any case, we’re still here if you need us. If you are in Ottawa and you need help providing the best care and getting the best performance from your vehicle, you can give us a call. If you need our services in battery boosting, tire changes, oil changes, mobile car repairs or more, then give us a call to book your mobile vehicle services today. We also repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. The best part is that we can come to you! So, you don’t have to wait in line anymore or travel back and forth to fix your vehicles and small engine equipment. Call now!