Can you give a jump start with a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer without messing it up?


Quick Answer

All newer vehicles that operate on a standard 12V system can be used to jump-start another vehicle safely, as long as the vehicles are connected properly. High-quality jumper cables with thick insulation need to be used to prevent electrical shorts.

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Connect one of the red clamps to the discharged battery and the other red clamp to the positive terminal on the jump-starting vehicle's battery. Then, connect the black clamp to the negative battery terminal on the working vehicle and the other black clamp to a clean, unpainted metal part on the discharged vehicle. Start the jump-starting vehicle, and then start the discharged vehicle. When disconnecting these cables, start with the negative terminal.

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