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This video shows you how to jump start a dead battery in your 2008 Volkswagen Beetle. If you get into your Beetle, turn the key, and your car doesn't start (you may hear nothing or a clicking sound from the engine bay), you have a dead battery and need a jump-start. Check to see if you left your headlights or an interior light on and turn the switch off. Assuming that you have a pair of jumper cables, a pair of safety glasses and a friend to give you a jumpstart, the video above will show you where to connect the cables (and in what order!) for your Beetle. Once you are finished reviving a dead car battery in your Beetle, make sure you drive it for at least 5 minutes before turning it off so your battery isn't dead the next time.
So what's up with the safety glasses? There is a small possibility of a battery exploding during the charging process if you don't connect the cables properly (causing a spark) and there is a bunch of hydrogen gas around the battery (car batteries emit hydrogen gas when they discharge) - this is much more of an issue with cars that haven't been driven for a long time than if you drive your Beetle regularly and simply forgot to turn your lights off.
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback