How to Jump a Toyota Prius

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Have you wondered what to do if your Toyota Prius battery dies while out running errands in the West Palm Beach area? Jumping a Prius or another Toyota hybrid vehicle is not that different from jumping a gas-powered vehicle. What’s needed are jumper cables, an assisting vehicle, and a solid metallic point. Once these items are ready to go, learn how to jump start a Toyota Prius from the experts at the Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach service center near Palm Beach County.

Jumping a Prius: The Steps 

Before jumping a Prius, make sure both vehicles are parked and the engines are off. Then, follow the instructions below:

  • Step 1: Open the hood and look under the fuse box cover. That is where you will find the jump start terminal. 
  • Step 2: Connect the red positive jumper cable to the positive terminal in your car. 
  • Step 3: Connect the second red positive cable to the positive battery terminal on the assisting vehicle. 
  • Step 4: Connect the black negative cable to the negative battery terminal on the other car. 
  • Step 5: Secure the second negative clamp to a metallic point that’s a safe distance away. The metallic point should be unpainted and unmoving. 
  • Step 6: Start the engine on the other vehicle and let it run for about five minutes. 
  • Step 7: Start your hybrid car and wait for a “Ready” notification. 
  • Step 8: Disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse order of how they were connected. 

What are the Signs That a New Hybrid Battery is Needed?

When it comes to looking out for signs that a hybrid vehicle’s battery is about to die, it is the same no matter what drive system your vehicle has. However, several red flags are exclusive to hybrid vehicles. If you notice any of the signs below, schedule a battery inspection with Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach:

  • Lowered MPG 
  • The gas-powered engine is working harder than normal
  • State of charge fluctuations 
  • Battery bar drops 

Learn More About Jumping at Prius at Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach!

If you have additional questions about how to jump a Toyota Prius or if you need to replace a dead battery, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service department to schedule a service appointment. Be sure to peruse our parts and service specials for additional saving opportunities. We’re proud to be the go-to destination Palm Beach Gardens-area drivers trust for all of their automotive needs.

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