How to Be an Adult

How to Jump-Start a Car

Everything you need to know in less than a minute.

In Slate’s series How to Be an Adult, we revisit topics we were supposed to master a long time ago but never quite did. First up: how to jump-start a car. Red goes with red and black goes with black, right? Wrong. It’s time to learn how to safely jump-start a car, and we can teach you in less than one minute.

Watch the video above to learn the proper method and walk away one life skill richer.