Jump-Starting With a Mercedes-Benz
Can I use my Mercedes-Benz to jump-start another car? Can I use a car to jump-start a van? Yes, you can use most vehicles to jump-start each other! To learn how to jump-start another car or how to jump-start a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, read the directions on how to properly jump-start a car by Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines’s service center!
What’s the Proper Way to Jump-Start a Car?
Whether you’re using an Audi to jump-start a car or looking for a Mercedes-Benz jump-start, the instructions are basically the same. You will need a set of jumper cables and another vehicle to perform the jump-start yourself. If these aren’t available, you can also call a jump-start car service like AAA.
- Start by having the vehicle with the good battery park facing the vehicle with the dead battery. Make sure the vehicle with the charged battery is turned off, and that both parking brakes are engaged.
- Next, open the hoods of both vehicles and find the batteries. Depending on the vehicle, you may need to remove a plastic hood to expose the battery terminals.
- Locate both the positive and negative terminals, and check to see if they’re free of corrosion.
- Place the red clamp to the on the positive post on the dead battery.
- Then, hook the other red clamp to the positive terminal of the battery with the charge.
- Place the black clamp to the negative post on the good battery.
- Connect the last clamp to an unpainted metal surface on the car’s frame.
- After everything is hooked up and secured, you’ll need to start the engine of the vehicle with the good battery first. After it’s been running for a minute, you’ll want to start the vehicle with the dead battery.
- Once you’re done jump-starting your Mercedes-Benz, you’ll want to carefully remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that they were placed on. Then you can shut off the other car.
- After your Mercedes-Benz jump-start, you’ll want to leave your vehicle running for at least 10 minutes to make sure it can fully charge.
Reasons My Car Won’t Jump-Start
If you’ve followed the steps above, and your car won’t jump-start, your battery may be completely dead or you might have another issue:
- If you only hear a clicking sound when you try to start your vehicle, then your starter may be malfunctioning. You’ll need to schedule service to have it checked.
- If your engine fails to turn over, but your electrical systems turn on, the problem could be a number of issues. Anything from the ignition switch, battery, starter, or a fuse could be at fault. Again, this is the time to bring your vehicle to a service center.
Get Help With Your Mercedes-Benz Jump Start!
Whether you need more advice on how to jump-start a car battery, or you want to schedule an appointment to have your battery checked, you can turn to Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines! Our parts center has Mercedes-Benz batteries in-stock, and we have a rotating selection of service and parts specials to help you save if you need battery service!