How To Jump Start Your Battery Without Killing Yourself or Your Car

1. Make Sure It's the Battery

First you have to make sure that the battery is actually the problem. Turn the key. Do you hear the engine turning over? If so, jumping isn't going to do squat, because the problem lies somewhere else. If you turn the key and nothing happens, there's a good chance the battery is drained. Otherwise, your alternator is dead.

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