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A jump-start transfers power from a working battery in another car through jumper cables so you can start your engine if your battery has gone flat. Once the car has been jump-started, you should leave your car engine running while the alternator recharges the battery.
Jumper cables allow you to jump-start your car if your battery has gone flat by attaching two cables from a working battery. Each cable has a clip at either end to attach the positive and negative poles together.