How to Jumpstart a BMW


Wondering how to jumpstart a BMW?Allow Tulley BMW of Nashua in Nashua to help you learn how to jumpstart a BMW properly since their batteries are placed near the rear of the vehicle. You will be happy to learn that it is not a more laborious or mechanically-involved process to jumpstart a BMW. If you know how to jumpstart a car, you already know how to jumpstart a BMW. See how easy it is with our guide below.


How Do You Jumpstart a Car?

How do you jumpstart a car with a battery near the rear not the hood? Easy! Find the terminals that are placed to the side of your engine. Then, grab your jumper cables and see if you can flag down a driver who is willing to help you out whether you’re on the side of a Lowell, MA road or in the parking lot of a Michael Timothy restaurant near Westford. Then, follow these steps below to figure out how to jumpstart a BMW.

How to Jumpstart a Car: Connect the Cables

The first step to learn how to jumpstart a BMW 328i or any new or used BMW model is have the driver with the charged battery face the BMW that needs to be jumped. Turn your vehicle off and have the other vehicle on. Pop the hoods, attach the cables, then continue these steps:

  1. Attach one of the red clamps to your own BMW vehicle’s positive (red) terminal.
  2. Attach the other red clamp to the positive (red) terminal on the other vehicle
  3. Attach the black clamp to the assisting vehicle’s negative (black) terminal.
  4. Attach the other black clip to any unpainted metal surface on your vehicle.

Do not let clamps touch!

How to Jumpstart a Car: Charge the Battery

The process to jumpstart a BMW ends when you allow the vehicle to run for a few minutes so the battery in your BMW can charge. Start your engine, then remove cables if your car turns on. You can give it a few more seconds if it doesn’t turn on quickly. Once cables are removed, drive your vehicle for close to 30 minutes to allow the alternator to work. Do not turn the vehicle off right away.

Keep Your Vehicle Running Like New with Tulley BMW of Nashua

Whether you’re wondering how to jumpstart a BMW 328i, or you’re trying to recharge the battery in a completely different BMW model, following the guide above should do the trick. If you find that you frequently need to jumpstart your BMW, it could be a sign that it is time to replace the battery.

Now that you have read steps on how to jumpstart a BMW 328i or any BMW vehicle for that matter, we hope you no longer have to ask, “How do you jumpstart a car?” Contact us at Tulley BMW of Nashua near Manchester for our service specials.

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