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If that is the sound you hear when you turn your key start your vehicle, instead of the purr of the engine, you may have a dead battery.

Is it the Battery: Here are a quick test to determine if the problem is likely the battery.

Tips for being prepared ahead of time. (Based in part from suggestions and questions from AutoTips visitors)

Also see links below for important safety issues.

Being Prepared

Click here for a simple jump start diagram.
See the links below for step by step procedures including important safety issues.

Jump-Start From Edmunds, with color photos.

Sight & Hearing Everyone with a car needs to know how to safely jump-start their car battery. You can prevent serious injury to your eyes by following these 10 simple suggestions.

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