As car owners, we will all face a time when our vehicles’ batteries discharge for whatever reason. For any of our Yaris drivers, we want to break down how to jumpstart a Toyota Yaris so they can be prepared if this unfortunate event occurs.
Tips for jumpstarting a dead car battery
If possible, make sure your Yaris is parked in a safe location where the helping vehicle can face the discharged battery. Open the hood of both vehicles and begin connecting the jumper cables in the proper order.
Connecting the jumper cables
- Connect the positive jumper cable to the Yaris’ positive battery terminal
- Connect the other end of the positive jumper cable to the helping vehicle’s positive battery terminal
- Connect the negative jumper cable to the helping vehicle’s negative battery terminal
- Connect the other end of the negative jumper cable to a grounded metal area in the Yaris away from the battery and any moving parts
Starting the engine
- Start the helping vehicle’s engine and slightly increase and maintain the speed for roughly five minutes in order to recharge the Yaris’ battery
- Start the Yaris and allow it to run for five minutes
Disconnecting the jumper cables
- Disconnect the jumper cables in reverse order
- Disconnect the negative jumper cable from the grounded metal area in the Yaris
- Disconnect the other end of the negative jumper cable from the helping vehicle’s negative battery terminal
- Disconnect the positive jumper cable from the helping vehicle’s positive battery terminal
- Disconnect the positive jumper cable from the Yaris’ positive battery terminal
- Drive the Yaris for at least a half hour in order to ensure the battery is properly charged
Towing companies in Janesville, Wisconsin
- AW Direct – 608-754-2345
- Hornik Towing & Recovery – 608-757-8261
- Richie’s Auto Repair – 608-741-1411
- Wurtz Serivce Center Inc. – 608-754-0042
If the Yaris is unresponsive to this jumpstarting process, contact the Hesser Toyota service department to schedule a car maintenance appointment so we can take a closer look at the vehicle and its potential issues.