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How long should a car run after receiving a jump?


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How Long Should You Let A Car Run After A Jumpstart?

You should leave your car running for at least 30 minutes after receiving a jump start. Instead of sitting idle, take it for a spin for more predictable results. As a result, the battery should be fully charged, preventing it from failing you in the future.

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Common Symptoms of A Dead Battery

For example, if your battery has been dying more frequently than usual, look for signs of a failing car battery, such as the ones listed below:

  • The engine is turning over slowly.
  • The interior has no or only very dim lighting.
  • The radio isn’t working properly.
  • Windshield wipers that are unusually slow

Should I Take My Car To The Mechanic?

If you notice any of these symptoms in your vehicle, it is likely that your battery will need to be replaced.

If you didn’t notice any of the accompanying symptoms, the problem may be more serious and will necessitate more than a jump to correct. Consult a mechanic to pinpoint the source of the issue.

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