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How to Jump Start Your Car in A Few Steps - Transcription

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Meineke Employee

At Meineke, we want to help you to get on with your life. That’s why we’re going to show you how to jump start your car.”


  • Meineke employee is standing inside a Meineke location, talking to the camera.


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  • Title Card fills the screen:

HOW TO:

Jump start your car


Meineke Employee

You’ve got a dead battery. But no worries. This can be a quick fix.



All you need is a running car and a set of jumper cables. ”


  • Meineke employee talks to the camera, as he talks about the battery, car and jumper cable, graphics of those items are super-imposed onto the screen.


Meineke Employee

First, park the two vehicles about an arm’s length apart.



  • Wide shot of two cars parked an arm’s length apart. Meineke Employee stands with his arm stretched out between the two cars.

Meineke Employee

Be sure neither of the vehicles are running and set the parking brake.”



The screen splits vertically down the middle.

  • Close-Up shot of keys turning to the left on the ignition of Car A (on left side of screen)

  • Close-Up shot of keys turning to the left on the ignition of Car B (on left side of screen)

  • Close-up shot of parking brake being set on Car A (on right side of screen)

  • Close-up shot of parking brake being set on Car B (on right side of screen)


Meineke Employee

Typically, the two terminals on each battery will be covered in red or black, with a + or – sign on top.”



The screen is split vertically down the middle.

  • Medium shot of battery of Car A (on left side of screen)

  • Medium shot of battery of Car B (on right side of screen)

Meineke Employee

Red Clamps are always first.








Attach both red clamp to the positive terminals, first on the dead battery and then on the working battery.”



  • Meineke employee talks to the camera.


The screen splits vertically down the middle.


  • Close-Up shot of red clamp being attached to the positive terminal on car A (on left side of screen)

  • Close-Up shot of red clamp being attached to the positive terminal of Car B (on right side of screen)


Meineke Employee

Black Clamps are Second.

  • Meineke employee talks to the camera.


Meineke Employee

Attach the partnered Black clamp to negative terminal on the working battery.”



Attach the other black/negative cable clamp to an unpainted, metal part of the car. This can be a clean nut or bolt on the engine block.”




The screen splits vertically down the middle.


  • Close-Up shot of black clamp being attached to the negative terminal on car B (on right side of screen)

  • Close-Up shot of black clamp being attached to a clean nut on the engine block (on left side of screen)


Meineke Employee

Start the working vehicle. Let it run for a minute or two.”







Now try starting the dead vehicle.”


The screen is split vertically down the middle.

  • Close-Up shot of key turning right in ignition in Car B (on right side of screen) a timer animation appears on-screen that rapidly counts up to 2 minutes. (the animation only takes 3 seconds of screen time)


  • Close-Up shot of key turning right in ignition in Car A (on left side of screen)



Meineke Employee

It should start up. If not, trying revving the engine of the working car.”


The screen is split vertically down the middle.


  • Close-up shot of dashboard, it’s turned off and it’s not lighting up, on Car A (on left side of screen)

  • Close-up shot of shoe pressing down on the accelerator on Car B (right side of screen)


Meineke Employee

Once running,disconnect the jumper cables, starting first with the black cable clamps, then second, with the red cable clamps.”


The screen is split vertically down the middle.


  • Close-Up shot of black clamp being detached from the negative terminal on car B (on right side of screen)

  • Close-Up shot of black clamp being detached from the clean nut on the engine block (on left side of screen)

  • Close-Up shot of red clamp being detached from the positive terminal of Car B (on right side of screen)

  • Close-Up shot of red clamp being detached from the positive terminal on car A (on left side of screen)


Meineke Employee

Finally, take a short drive to help re-charge the battery.”



  • Meineke employee is talking to the camera.


Meineke Employee

Now, you can jump start your car yourself. Or, simply tow your vehicle to Meineke and we’ll fix it for you, so you can get on with your life.”


  • Meineke employee is talking to the camera

Meineke Employee

Meineke. On with Life.”

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