How to Jumpstart Your Chevy Near McAllen, TX

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It’s a scenario that has happened to many of us – you head out into your car ready to go to work in the morning only to hear the dreaded click of a dead battery. What do you do now? The last thing you want to do is have to call a tow truck to tow your Chevy car to our Chevrolet service center (though you should definitely drive to our service center to get your battery checked after the car is jumpstarted). With the proper equipment and knowledge, jumpstarting a Chevy vehicle is easier than you may think. Here is a quick guide.

You’re going to need a set of jumper cars, a vehicle with a functioning battery, and another person to help you jumpstart your car.

  1. Park the vehicles so that they are facing each other, about 18 inches apart. Both vehicles should be turned off, with the parking brakes set.
  2. Open the hoods of both vehicles and attach one red clamp to the positive terminal on the dead battery.
  3. Attach the other red clamp to the positive terminal on the working battery.
  4. Attach the partnered black clamp to the negative terminal on the working battery.
  5. Attach the partnered black clamp to a clean nut or bolt on the engine block.
  6. Start the working vehicle. Let it run for a few seconds.
  7. Start the vehicle with the dead battery. It should turn on. If not, try revving the engine of the working vehicle.
  8. Disconnect the black jumper cables and then disconnect the red ones.
  9. Take a drive to our Chevrolet service center to help recharge the battery and get it diagnosed by an expert mechanic.

For more maintenance tips and tricks for your new Chevrolet car or to see what we have in our auto parts store, talk to a dealer here at Gillman Chevrolet Buick GMC.

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