Is Jumpstarting a Car a Long-Term Solution?

Jumper cables, or jump boxes, can be lifesavers in emergencies, but they should not be used as a substitute for fully charging a battery. Jump-starting a car with a completely drained battery may not do much good and may even damage the battery over time.

In addition, reversing the polarity while jump-starting a car can cause serious problems and damage to the alternator and other electronics.

If you have to jump-start your car, it's important to recharge the battery fully as soon as possible. Driving for an extended period of time after jump-starting your car is not recommended. The key to extending your car battery's life is to keep it fully charged. If your battery is more than four years old, it may be time to consider a replacement.

If you need car battery repair or replacement, we encourage you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!


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