How do you boost a car battery in winter?

What’s a good way to boost a car battery in the winter? I’m worried that my car might die once it starts getting colder, and I’ve had a history of electrical problems. I’d like to know how to jumpstart it—just in case.

Answer
Dealing with battery problems can be frustrating. Luckily, jumpstarts are an easy way to get your battery up and running! Follow these steps to boost your battery:
  • Start by turning off the car with a working battery and opening the hoods of each car.
  • Connect one side of the positive (red) cable to your car’s positive battery terminal, and attach the other end to the working car’s positive battery terminal.
  • Next, connect the negative (black) cable to the working car’s negative battery terminal.
  • Attach the other end of the negative terminal to any unpainted metal part of your car’s engine block.
  • Then, start the working car and wait for about five minutes before trying to turn on your car.
  • Once you’re able to start your car, disconnect the cables in the reverse order that you applied them.
  • Drive your car for about 15-20 minutes after jumpstarting it to help it charge.
If you’re worried about your battery dying while you’re on the road, get roadside assistance with Jerry. The Jerry app’s leading roadside assistance includes benefits like jumpstarting, towing, and key replacements. With their nationwide network of over 55,000 service providers, you’re always covered.
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 15, 2021
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