How to Jump a Toyota Prius

2020 Toyota Prius XLE AWD-e
Are you wondering what to do when the Toyota Prius battery dies on the Haverhill roads? Jumping a new Toyota Prius or another Toyota Hybrid is similar to jumping a gas-powered car. To start, you will need jumper cables, an assisting vehicle, and a solid metallic point. Then, take a look at our handy guide on how to jump a Toyota Prius below!

Jumping a Prius: Step-by-Step Guide

Before you jumpstart a Toyota Prius, it’s essential that both vehicles are parked with the engines turned off. Follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open your car’s hood and look under the fuse box cover to find the jump start terminal.
  • Step 2: Connect the red positive jumper cable to the positive terminal in your Prius.
  • Step 3: Connect the second red positive cable to the positive battery terminal on the assisting car.
  • 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 be sure to let it run for 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.

Are There Signs That a New Hybrid Battery is Needed?

There are several signs of a dying battery, no matter the type of drive system that you have. However, there are red flags exclusive to hybrid vehicles. If you notice any of these signs below, be sure to schedule a service appointment and have your battery inspected at the Rockingham Toyota service center near Lawrence:

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

Learn More About Jumping a Prius Near Salem!

If you have additional questions about how to jump a Toyota Prius, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Rockingham Toyota service center. We’ll answer any questions that you may have while making sure your vehicle is performing at its best on the Methuen roads.

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