How To Jump Start A Vehicle

At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL, we do our best to keep your fleet or commercial truck ready for anything. Here’s a short rundown on how to jump start a vehicle.

First, remember to be mindful of moving parts, or parts that will be moving once the engine starts. Then proceed with caution.

Start with the hoods open on both vehicles, yours and the vehicle that will be jumping you.
- Locate both batteries
- On the dead battery, attach the positive (red) lead to the terminal with a red marking or + symbol. Be sure the leads on the other end of the cable aren’t touching before proceeding.
- Attach the negative (black) lead to a sturdy ground, such as a piece of bare metal on the car. Often, the alternator bracket makes a good attach point. If there aren’t any, you can use the negative battery terminal.
- Follow the same procedure on the other vehicle - if the engine isn’t already running, start it now.
- Wait a couple minutes, then give yours a try. It should start right up!

Keep in mind that some batteries aren’t readily accessible. If not, there will be a terminal marked red, or POSITIVE, somewhere under the hood - this is the acting positive battery terminal. Just be sure that you are connecting positive to positive, and negative to negative, and you won’t have any problems.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. For the best fleet and commercial service shop in Tampa, FL, call or stop by T&A Truck Specialist, Inc today.


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