Expert Advice for Jumpstarting

All Questions on Jumpstarting

How does a car battery die?
My car battery has regular issues. Why do car batteries die?
Will Baldwin
Oct 26, 2021
Will emergency roadside assistance help me jumpstart a Prius?
Do I need to request special equipment to jumpstart a Prius? Since it's a hybrid vehicle, I'm not sure if it will be the same process.
Sophie Newman
Jul 22, 2021
How long should I drive my car after charging the battery?
My battery was dying so I had to jumpstart it. I’ve heard it’s best to take it for a drive afterward, but I’d rather not drive around aimlessly for half an hour if I don’t need to. What’s the minimum amount of time I should drive my car after charging the battery?
Joshua Levy
Nov 23, 2021
How do you jumpstart a 2018 Honda Pilot?
What’s an easy way to jumpstart a 2018 Honda Pilot? I’m trying to get to work, but my car won’t start!
Liz Jenson
Oct 27, 2021
How do you know if a car battery is dead?
What's the best way to know if a car battery is dead? My car won't start. I think the battery's dead, but I don't know how to be sure.
Liz Jenson
Oct 28, 2021
How can I start my car if the battery is dead?
I’ve been sheltering-in-place at my girlfriend’s house for a couple of weeks and haven’t needed to drive. I came out to my car this morning and realized that the battery was dead. Is there a way I can start my car if the battery is dead?
Chloe Jenkins
Oct 01, 2021
How can I jump-start a diesel truck with a car?
I just drove out to give my buddy a jump, but when I popped the hood, I noticed his diesel truck has two batteries. How am I supposed to give him a jump-start when my car only has one?
Sarah Gray
Mar 23, 2022
When you're jumping a car, how long should it take?
If I'm jumping a car, how long will it take to get the battery started? I can't seem to jump my car, and I'm wondering if I'm doing it for too short a time or if I'm just doing it wrong.
Liz Jenson
Oct 28, 2021
How do you jump a car with a generator?
I drove up to my cabin in the Poconos and accidentally left the lights on in my car when I parked. Now the battery is dead. I have a really nice generator on the property—could that be useful in this situation? How do you jump a car with a generator?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 24, 2021
How do I jump-start the battery on a manual shift car?
I have a manual shift car, but I'm not too confident in the battery. Is there a way to jump-start it?
Eric Schad
Nov 03, 2021
How do you jumpstart a BMW?
My BMW battery hasn't been working right this winter. I'm worried it may give out and want to be prepared. How do you jumpstart a BMW?
Will Baldwin
Oct 29, 2021
How do you jumpstart a 2008 BMW 328i?
How do I jumpstart my 2008 BMW 328i? I accidentally left the lights on overnight and it’s completely dead.
Liz Jenson
Jan 11, 2022
How do I keep my car battery from freezing in North Dakota?
I just moved to North Dakota, and I'm worried about my car battery freezing. Are there any hacks to prevent this?
Eric Schad
Nov 04, 2021
How much should a car battery cost?
It seems like the battery in my Corolla is on its way out. How much are car batteries?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 08, 2021
How do I choose a good car battery?
I have a 2016 Honda Accord that refused to start this morning. Turns out the battery died. I want to go to AutoZone to pick up a new battery, but I don’t really know what I should be looking for. How can I tell which battery to buy for my car?
Jessa Claeys
Oct 15, 2021
How do you jump start a BMW 528i?
What steps do I need to take to jump start a BMW 528i? My battery’s getting pretty old, and I’m worried it might die soon. I’d like to be prepared to jump start it when it does!
Liz Jenson
Nov 20, 2021
How long does it take to charge a car battery at 6 amps?
I need to charge my car battery with a 6-amp charger. How long will this take? My car is dead but I’m supposed to leave for a work trip tomorrow.
Liz Jenson
Nov 29, 2021
How do you jump start a Toyota Camry hybrid?
I just bought a Toyota Camry Hybrid. It's my first Hybrid and I want to be prepared in case of any emergencies. How would I jump start it?
Will Baldwin
Nov 02, 2021
How do I jumpstart my Hyundai Sonata Hybrid?
I have a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid car and my battery is dead. How do I jumpstart my Hyundai Sonata Hybrid?
Talullah Blanco
Mar 03, 2022
How long should I leave my car running after a jump?
How long should your car run after you jumpstart it? I was about to leave a friend’s house when my car wouldn’t start. Fortunately, my friend was able to jump my car with his, but neither of us knows how long we should keep it running.
Hana Sabah
Oct 20, 2021
Can you start a car without jumper cables if the vehicle has a low battery?
Some friends and I are camping for the week and I wanted to make a mid-week run to the grocery store to grab a few things we forgot. Unfortunately, the car wouldn’t start when we went to leave. I think the battery is low and we don't have jumper cables. Can you start a car without them?
Jack Walsh
Nov 02, 2021
Who should I call if I need to jump start my car?
I'm a 20-year-old woman and I don't feel comfortable asking strangers for help with my vehicle. Hypothetically, who should I call if I need to jump start my vehicle?
Eric Schad
Aug 02, 2021
How long does a car battery last without driving it?
I'm about to go on a vacation for a few months and am not planning on driving my car. Will my car battery last while I’m gone?
Will Baldwin
Oct 26, 2021
How do you jumpstart a Toyota Prius hybrid?
What’s the best way to jumpstart a Toyota Prius? I know how to jumpstart a gas car, but I don't know how to do it with a hybrid.
Liz Jenson
Oct 27, 2021
How do I fix a car battery that won't hold a charge?
I need to jump my car every time I want to turn it on. I’d rather not replace the battery if I don’t have to. Is there a way to fix a battery that won’t hold a charge?
Nick Kunze
Feb 03, 2022
How do you jump your car without another car?
I'm taking my car camping and I'm afraid of the battery dying. How can I jump my car without another car?
Matthew Macgugan
Oct 27, 2021
How many amps does a car battery need to start?
My mom and I got into an argument on how much power you need to run a car battery, so we decided to ask you! What’s the standard number of amps a car battery needs to start?
Liz Jenson
Nov 18, 2021
How much should I expect to pay to jump start a car?
Hypothetically, how much might it cost to jump start my car if I don't have roadside assistance? My car has charging system problems and I don't have roadside assistance with my insurance company.
Eric Schad
Jul 22, 2021
How do you fix a dead car battery?
I’ve been having a rotten week. My car has needed a jumpstart every day, and fortunately, my roommate has been home and able to help. Obviously, this isn’t sustainable. The problem: I need to wait to get paid next week before I can buy a new battery. How can I fix a dead car battery?
Rachel Juillerat
Feb 18, 2022
How would I jumpstart a car with a generator?
I know how to jumpstart a car with another car—I’ve seen it plenty of times. But how do you jumpstart a car with a generator?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 24, 2021

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