Asked by: Zhour Gfrereis
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th March, 2020

How long does a car last after a jump start?

It depends on the reason for the jump start. If the battery ran down to something like the headlights being left on, or alternator failure, the battery will only lose a few weeks of life out of what was remaining, which could be many years.

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Simply so, how long should I drive my car after a jump start?

If your car does start, let it run for a few minutes to help charge the battery further. Unhook the clamps in the reverse order of how you put them on. Be sure to drive your car for about 30 minutes before stopping again so the battery can continue to charge. Otherwise, you might need another jump start.

why does my car die after I jump start it? If you jump start your car and it will start, but the engine dies right after the jump then it is most likely the alternator. (Note: Do not try to test the alternator by removing the negative battery cable with the engine running. This could damage your car or truck's electrical systems).

In this regard, do you need to replace car battery after jump start?

Recharging the Dead Battery The good news is this: You may not need to replace the battery right away. After jumping the car, let it run for at least 20 minutes to let the engine recharge the battery. If it holds the charge, you should have nothing to worry about. If not, it's time for a new one.

Can you ruin your car by giving someone a jump start?

Yes, it is possible to damage either or both of the cars. There's a risk of serious overvoltage when jump-starting and that can damage any electronic equipment and even headlights that are on during the procedure.

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