2020 Prius

Learn How to Jump a Toyota Prius

If your hybrid won’t start in the middle of a busy day, there’s no need to panic! Jumping a Prius is no different than jumping any other vehicle, and all you really need are a pair of jumper cables and a friend to help you out until the battery is charged. Before you call for a jump service in Las Vegas or Boulder City, roll up your sleeves and follow our easy step-by-step guide to get your Toyota Prius up and running in no time.

Jumping a Prius by Yourself

Before you start the process, it’s a good idea to set up. Grab your jumper cables and flag down a passerby or friend who has a working vehicle. Both cars should be facing each other, hood to hood, with parking brakes engaged. Then, follow these steps:

  • Pop both hoods open and find the battery. Remove the plastic battery cover if necessary.
  • Locate the positive and negative terminals and be sure that they are clean.
  • Connect the red clamp of your cable to the positive post of the non-working battery.
  • Connect the other red clamp to the positive post of the working battery.
  • Connect the black clamp to the negative terminal on the working battery.
  • Connect the last black clamp to an unpainted metal surface on the frame of your car.
  • Start the engine of the working car and try to start yours as well.

Troubleshooting

Learning how to jump start a Prius might not be too difficult, but troubleshooting the root of your car woes can be tricky. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to get you started:

  • Do you hear a clicking sound when you try to start the car? You might have issues with your starter.
  • Does the electrical system still seem to work? That may indicate problems with anything from the fuses, the ignition switch, your battery, or even your starter.
  • Did your car successfully turn on after the jump? Be sure to take a leisurely drive through Pahrump to make sure that you charge up your battery to the full level.

Find Out More with Findlay Toyota

After jumping a Prius, it’s a good idea to take it into the service department to prevent any issues down the road. Schedule your service with Findlay Toyota of Henderson or contact the service department for more help. Want to learn more about DIY car care? Find out how to check car oil or how to check brake fluid.

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