Question: When Jumpstarting A Car Which Cable Goes On First?

What order do you jumpstart a car?

How to jump start a carPark.

Park the cars close to one another, without touching.


Pop the hoods, and locate the batteries.


Hook the red (+) clamp to the positive terminal of the dead battery.

Start ‘er up.

Start the working car.

Remove: Remove the cables in the reverse order you attached them.Let ‘er run..

Do you hook up negative or positive first?

“Positive first, then negative. When disconnecting the cables from the old battery, disconnect the negative first, then the positive. Connect the new battery in the reverse order, positive then negative.”

Do you connect red or black first?

Connect the clamp on the red jumper cable to the positive terminal on your car battery, and the black one to either an unpainted piece of metal in the engine or directly to your car’s chassis (the frame of the vehicle). Don’t attach the negative (black) clamp to the negative terminal of the dead battery.

Which battery terminal do you connect first?

Connect the positive end first. Attach the red/positive (+) cable to the red/positive (+) battery post and tighten with a wrench. Do the same on the black/negative (-) side. Ensure that the connections on both ends are secure by trying to move the battery around.