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What Should You Do If Your Vehicle Won’t Start In Winter?

Your car is affected by cold weather in many ways

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 01/21/2016  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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What Should You Do If Your Vehicle Won’t Start In Winter?

What Should You Do If Your Vehicle Won’t Start In Winter?

Cold affects your life in many ways. Everything from what you should wear to how long you want to be outside to what outdoor activities you can do. Your car is also affected by cold weather and this can be exhibited when your car won’t start up on a cold morning.

If your vehicle won’t start, you can either call for a tow and wait, or an even better option is to already be prepared with your own jumper cables. Now all you need is another driver with his car running who’ll give you a jump to start for your vehicle.

Jump Starting Your Car

  • Park the running vehicle close to the car with the dead battery, by parking them head-to-head. The battery is usually sits under a plastic cover and can be found on one side of your engine. Remove the plastic cover to reach the terminals. If you aren’t sure where your terminals are, check your owner’s manual for specifics regarding your vehicle.
  • Connect the positive (“+”) jumper cable to the positive terminal on the good battery, and then to the positive terminal on the dead battery, followed by the negative (“-“) connections.
  • Start up the running car for a few minutes and rev the engine to a higher RPM. Try starting the vehicle with the dead battery, if you don’t get a response, take a look to be sure the cables are firmly attached. If the car isn’t starting after several tries, you should call for service.

If a battery is over 4 years old, you should replace it to fix the problem. Your owner’s manual will let you know what the correct size battery is for your vehicle. 

Call AAMCO Overland Park today if you are experiencing any issues with your vehicle’s battery or anyother problems with your car, truck or SUV.

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