How To Jumpstart A Prius

June 29th, 2018 by

2018 Toyota Prius

While hybrid vehicles get exceptional MPG, they work differently than gas-powered vehicles, which can make tasks such as jumpstarting your car a little confusing. Toyota of Downtown LA breaks down how Huntington Park-area drivers can jumpstart their Prius, Prius c, or other Toyota hybrid vehicles. Learn more below.

1. Make Sure Both Cars are Parked and Turned Off

Before you start to jumpstart your hybrid vehicle, park and turn off your car. This is vital for your safety.

2. Find the Fuse Box in Your Toyota Hybrid

Locate the Jump Start Terminal under the fuse box cover in the hood of your car. The fuse box cover is flat, rectangular surface made of plastic.

3. Connect the Positive Jumper Cables

Attach the positive jumper cable to the positive terminal. Then, clip the other positive jumper cable to the positive battery terminal on the assisting vehicle.

4. Connect the Negative Jumper Cables

Connect the negative cable to the negative battery terminal on the helping vehicle. Then, attach the second negative cable to a solid and unpainted piece of metal that is away from both vehicles.

5. Recharge Your Toyota Battery

After connecting the jumper cables, allow the assisting vehicle to run for about 5 minutes at engine speed. Periodically, check your vehicle by pressing the “On” button. If the “Ready” indicator lights up, it means that your Toyota battery is recharged.

Explore Toyota Parts Specials and Toyota Service Specials Near Cerritos

Contact us at Toyota of Downtown LA around Mission Hills to schedule a service appointment or to learn more about battery warranty coverage and our service specials. Compare the Toyota Prius vs. Prius c to learn more about these models.

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