How to Jump a Battery


Your car is old. Usually that’s a good thing – it’s what makes it a classic. When it’s not so good is when you realize that old cars break down a lot more often than their younger counterparts – six times more often to be exact. In fact, almost 40 percent of those who participated in the 2004 Hagerty Protection Network Hobby Survey have spent some quality time with their car on the side of a road somewhere. Eleven percent of their breakdowns were caused by a dead battery. Here’s what you can do if something similar happens to you.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2005/07/05/How-to-Jump-a-Battery