How to Start a Car When the Battery Is Dead

If you’ve ever been in a situation where your car won’t start because the battery is dead, you know how frustrating it can be. But don’t worry – starting a car with a dead battery is actually pretty easy, as long as you know what to do. In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to start a car with a dead battery using just a few simple methods and tools. We will also provide some tips on how to prevent this from happening in the future. So read on for all the info you need to get your car up and running again. 

How to start a car when the battery is dead?

There are many ways to start a car when the battery is dead. The most common way is to give your car a jump start. A jump start is a battery booster. It’s a portable device that attaches to the battery terminals and provides a high-voltage pulse that “jump starts” the battery, allowing you to start your car.

It’s also known as a boost pack, jump box, or booster pack. The purpose of a jump start is to provide enough power to start the engine and get it running. Once the engine is started, you can then drive to a service station and have your car battery checked and/or replaced.

The second option would be using an automotive battery charger. This is a device that can be plugged into the wall and will then attach to your car battery in order to recharge it. Chargers come in all shapes and sizes, so make sure you get one that is compatible with your battery size and type before purchasing.

The third option would be using a portable jump starter kit. This is a special type of battery pack that is designed to start a car. It’s small and easy to carry around, making it perfect for emergencies.

Which of these methods is best for you depends on your situation. If you have another car that can help start your car, jumper cables are probably the best option. If you don’t have another car, a battery charger might be a better option. Whichever method you choose, be sure to follow the instructions carefully. Jumpstarting a car can be dangerous if it’s not done correctly.

How do you jumpstart a car without another car?

When you need to get your car started in a hurry, push-starting is the way. You’ll need two people and some sturdy friends for this task – one person each on either side who can give their wholehearted effort into getting things going again.

Make sure that the parking brake is on and put your car in first gear. Turn off all of your electronics and have your helper do the same. Now get into the driver’s seat and have your helper push the car forward slowly while you give it gas; when you feel the car picking up speed, let go of the gas and hit the brake. This will cause an increase in RPMs which will hopefully bring enough charge into the battery to start it up.

If that didn’t work, try again but don’t give any gas; just have them push as fast as they can so you can still get moving without burning out your starter motor on high revs. If all else fails – and you’re really in a bind – call for a tow truck.

Can you start a car with a completely dead battery?

It depends on the car. Some cars have a safety feature that won’t allow them to be started if the battery is too weak, but most cars will start with a dead battery if you use jumper cables and get help from another car.

The most important thing to remember is not to let a car sit for too long with a dead battery because the battery can eventually die, and the car will no longer be able to start. A good rule of thumb is to try and start the car every few weeks, even if it’s just for a few seconds so that the battery doesn’t lose its charge completely.

If the battery is completely dead, you might also need to give it a jump start by using jumper cables to attach it to another car’s battery. But be very careful not to allow the two cars to touch each other while they are connected; you could cause a serious fire.

There are a few things you can do to help prevent your car battery from dying. Here are some helpful tips:

  • Make sure that you always keep your car well-maintained, and that includes keeping the battery checked regularly.
  • Try to avoid leaving your lights or other electrical devices on when you’re not using them. Leaving things on can drain the battery.
  • If your car isn’t going to be used for a while, try to disconnect the battery completely. This will help keep it from draining.
  • Get a car battery charger and use it regularly to keep the battery charged. Car batteries tend to lose their charge over time, so this is a good way.
  • If you do find that your battery is completely dead, take it to a mechanic.
  • Keep the battery terminals clean and free of corrosion. A corroded battery terminal can prevent the battery from charging properly, which means it will lose its charge over time.
  • If you notice anything unusual about the battery, such as a leak or bulge in its casing, take it to be replaced immediately.
  • Make sure to check your battery’s health regularly and replace it if necessary.

By following these tips, you can help keep your car battery healthy and prevent it from dying completely.


A dead battery is never a fun experience, but it’s easy to avoid with a little bit of preparation. By following some simple tips for keeping your car battery healthy, you can rest assured that you won’t get stranded in the cold or the dark. You will also be able to prevent your battery from dying and ensure that it is always ready when you need to use your car.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.