Have you ever tried to start your car only to realize the battery is dead? Although it’s a terrible feeling and super inconvenient; it’s a common problem for drivers. It’s impossible to start your car without a battery, so what do you do next? If you have an old battery, you may need to replace it with car maintenance in Orlando. However, if you drained your battery by leaving a light on, you can jump start your car. This is a quick and easy fix that’ll have you back on the road again in no time!
Jump start your car with these easy instructions from our Toyota Service Center!
Once you realize you have a dead battery, it’s time to get ready to jump start your car. All you need for this car maintenance is a jumper cable, which you should always keep in the trunk of your car, and a friend with a working car to help! Once you find a friend to help, you’re going to want to line up the cars side by side. They need to be close enough that the jumper cables can reach from one battery to the other. Once you have them lined up and the cars are completely turned off, you’re ready to start this Orlando car maintenance!
- First, you’re going to want to grab the RED cable and attach one side to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of the good battery.
- The other end of the RED cable should be attached to the POSITIVE terminal of the dead battery.
- Then, you can grab the BLACK cable and attach one side to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal of the good battery.
- The other side of the BLACK cable gets attached to a plain metal surface on the car with the dead battery.
Our Toyota Service Center suggests you be very careful, as mixing up these cables could result in harm to your vehicle. Once you have all of the cables on right, you can start the vehicle with the good battery. After a few minutes, the dead battery should be charged and ready to go!
Find out if you need a new car battery with car maintenance in Orlando
If you try to jump start your car and it doesn’t work, you may need a new car battery. Car batteries typically need to be replaced every 3-5 years or at least every 100,000 miles. Our trained technicians at our Toyota Service Center can test your car battery to see if it has enough charge when you get car maintenance in Orlando. This test can only be done with professional equipment, which is why you need to visit our Orlando Toyota Service Center.
You can get an affordable car battery at our Toyota Parts Center and we’ll install it for you! Check out our Toyota service coupons to get a great deal on this car maintenance in Orlando!
Visit our Toyota Service Center at 16851 State Road 50 for your car maintenance. We’re located at 16851 State Road 50. You can also the Toyota of Orlando service center at 3575 Vineland Rd.