How to Jump Start a MINI Cooper

Jump Start a Car

Can’t start your MINI Cooper? In most cases, all you’ll need is a quick MINI Cooper jump start to get you back on the road. While you can always call a jump-start service, it is really very easy to do the job yourself. This guide from the team in the MINI of Warwick Service Center will fill you in on how to jump-start a MINI Cooper. If it turns out that you need a new car battery, visit our parts department near Providence, RI for a replacement.

Steps on How to Jump a MINI Cooper

A MINI Cooper jump start will require another vehicle and a set of jumper cables. The following steps will walk you through how to jump a MINI Cooper:

  1. Have the driver who is helping you park their car facing yours. Make sure both vehicles are turned off with their parking brakes engaged.
  2. Pop the hoods of the cars, and locate their batteries. The MINI Cooper battery location is near the rear of the engine compartment on the driver’s side.
  3. Once you have access to the battery, identify the positive and negative terminals and make sure they are clean and free of any corrosion.
  4. Starting with the dead battery, connect the red clamp to the positive battery post. Then, hook the other red clamp to the positive battery post on the other car.
  5. Connect the black clamp to the negative battery post of the charged vehicle, and connect the final clamp to an unpainted metal surface on the frame of your MINI Cooper.
  6. With everything securely connected, have the other driver start their vehicle. You can then start yours.
  7. When both cars are up and running, carefully remove the jumper cables in the reverse order that you attached them.
  8. Keep the jump-started vehicle running for at least 10 minutes in order to ensure that the battery doesn’t die again right away.

Jump-Start Car Service With MINI Roadside Assistance

If you are unable to get another vehicle to help jump your MINI Cooper, you may be able to take advantage of the jump-start car service offered with MINI Roadside Assistance. All new MINI Cooper vehicles come with MINI Roadside Assistance coverage for 4 years/unlimited miles. Just call MINI Roadside Assistance at 1-866-646-4772 for help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your car still won’t start after the jump, MINI Roadside Assistance allows for complimentary towing to the nearest authorized dealership.

More MINI Cooper Battery Tips

Unfortunately, car batteries don’t last forever. If a MINI Cooper jump start doesn’t work, it could be that you need a new battery. However, it also may indicate a more serious issue with your vehicle. Consider the following:

  1. If you hear a clicking sound when you try to start your MINI Cooper, there might be an issue with the starter. Schedule service at MINI of Warwick for assistance.
  2. If the electrical systems in your MINI Cooper power on but the engine fails to start, there could be a number of issues, including with the ignition switch, battery, starter, or fuse. Bring your vehicle to MINI of Warwick and have our certified technicians diagnose exactly what the problem is.
  3. Make sure that you keep your MINI Cooper running for a while after getting the jump. This allows the battery to recharge fully after it’s been drained.

Get Expert MINI Cooper Service at MINI of Warwick

Whether you want to find out how to jump-start a MINI Cooper, how to remove a car battery, or are in need of MINI Cooper battery service, you can count on the service professionals at MINI of Warwick. Just make sure you check out our current service coupons and parts specials to take advantage of the savings we offer our valued Cranston, RI and Newport, RI customers. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our Service Center.


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