Top tips to jump start your car! – Here goes! Hope these help if ever you need to refer back to the instructions.

What happens when you switch on your car, and it doesn’t start?
Can you check the battery? What do you do?

What happens if you need to jumpstart your car?

You will be surprised by the number of people who have no idea so let’s give you some Top tips to jump start your car!.  Even if you think you know how to do it, it’s easy to forget!

Is it the ‘positive on the negative?’ To help you avoid looking and feeling daft when you need to jump-start a car, let’s see if we can educate our readers!

How to tell if my battery is actually dead first?

If you turn on the ignition and you can hear the engine, guess what? A dead battery is not the problem!

However, if you turn on your car and the car doesn’t do anything and you can’t hear a noise then generally there’s a good chance it is dead!

Now the:

‘How to jump start your car’! – with leads

Consequently, you need two cars!!

Make sure they are both turned off.

1.Connect one end of the red (positive) jumper cable to the positive terminal on the stalled battery.
2. Connect the other red (positive) cable to the positive terminal of the good battery.
3. Connect one end of the black (negative) jumper cable to the negative terminal of the good battery.
4. Connect the other black (negative) cable to a clean, unpainted metal surface under the disabled car’s hood.
5. Start the car that’s doing the jumping; run for 2 to 3 minutes before starting the dead car.
6. Remove cables in reverse order.
7. Keep the jumped car running for at least 30 minutes to give the battery sufficient time to recharge.

That’s it! – 7 Easy steps.

Tip tips to jump start your car! Crescent Motors are giving some valuable advice!

What colour cable goes where?!

The hardest part of course is remembering where to put each cable and when you haven’t done this before it’s not easy!.
Another key point…….remember : red = blood = life = positive; black = death = negative.

How to jump-start a car without leads –

1. Find a stretch of clear downhill road.
2. Fully depress the clutch and put the car in first gear.
3. Turn the ignition on.
4. Take your foot off the brake and start rolling down the hill, leaving the clutch fully depressed.
5. Coast down the hill until you reach 5-7 miles per hour.
6. Release the clutch quickly. You should feel the engine turn and start. If it doesn’t start the first time, depress the clutch and release it again.
7. If you don’t have a hill, ask volunteers to give you a push and follow the steps above.

We hope this has helped with passing a little bit of our education on to you. However, if none of the above works, or a problem keeps happening, you know to get in touch with Crescent Motoring Services in Burton.

Call Stu or Jenny on 01283 509000 because they can have a chat with you and if necessary book your car in. Don’t hesitate to call but you can reach us by email to on