Serra Honda Grandville

4260 Kenowa Ave SW
Directions Grandville, MI 49418

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  • Saturday 9:00AM- 4:00PM
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How to Jump a Dead Battery from the Service Experts at Serra Honda Grandville

Getting stuck with a dead battery anywhere can be a serious inconvenience when you need to get somewhere. No need to worry though, the battery experts at our service department created a guide that will help you safely jump-start your vehicle and get you back on the road! If you do not feel comfortable jump-starting your vehicle by yourself, you can always call us at (866) 574-4228 the Serra Honda Grandville Service Center, we're happy to take care of you and your vehicle.

Before the step-by-step instructions, take note a few important things:
  • The assisting vehicle and the disabled vehicle SHOULD NOT touch
  • DO NOT take out the dead battery - this can damage your electrical system
  • You should always look over your owner's manual before doing anything big on vehicle, like jump-starting your battery

How to Jump a Dead Battery:
  • Make sure both vehicles are turned off with the parking brake on.
  • Also, make sure everything that could drain the power is turned off, like lights & electronic devices.
  • Clear away any terminal covers or corrosion from the battery cables before connecting them.
  • Attach the red positive (+) cable to the disabled vehicle's red positive (+) battery terminal. Check the connection to make sure it's secure.
  • Then attach the opposite end of the red positive (+) cable to the helping vehicle's red positive (+) battery terminal. Again, check the connection to make sure it's secure.
  • Now attach the black negative (-) clamp to the helping vehicle's black negative terminal.
  • The other end of the black negative (-) cable needs to be connected to a large, unpainted metal surfaces that's in the engine area, but away from the battery and carburetor/fuel injection system. These cables should be nowhere near any moving parts.
  • The next step is to start the assisting vehicle, and then start-up the disabled vehicle. You'll want to run both of them for about three minutes.
  • Now disconnect the cables in the opposite order they were attached, but keep the disabled vehicle running. You can close both of the vehicles' hoods.
  • Have the jump-started vehicle run for several minutes before driving.

Schedule an Appointment at Serra Honda in Grandville

With this guide, you should be able to jump-start your vehicle properly, and be on the road in no time! Feel free to contact us at (866) 574-4228 if you have any issues or questions about any of the steps. If you run into the problem of your battery being dead, schedule an appointment at the Serra Honda Grandville Service Center. We'll be able to test the battery for you and/or replace it. We are happy service the Grandville area, but also our West Michigan neighbors in Grand Rapids, Hudsonville, Kentwood, Wyoming, Byron Center, and Holland.