Your car's battery plays a central role in the overall function of your car's electrical system. Periodic inspection and maintenance of the battery helps extend its natural life. Cold weather is the primary contributor to loss of battery life.
To jump-start your car, you will need a pair of jumper cables and a vehicle with a functioning battery.
Ensure the two vehicles are approximately 18 inches apart. For both vehicles, make sure:
It may take a couple of attempts, but don't try to start the engine more than three or four times in a row, as this could damage your car's electrical system.
Warning: Do not let the clamps touch.
A short drive may not be enough, so you might want to leave the car parked and idling with the lights off.