How do you start a car with a dead battery?
If my battery is dead, what's the best way to start my car? I live in upstate New York. When I went out to my car this morning, I thought it was just too cold to turn on. It’s warmer outside now, so I think the battery is the problem. How can I start a dead car battery to get myself to the auto parts store?
- Insert the key in the ignition and turn it to the on position.
- Ensure your parking brake is off and put your car in gear.
- Ask your helpers to push your car.
- Once it gets to about 5 mph, turn the key to start the engine.