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Q: Determine if battery is dead

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I need to determine if my battery is dead and whether it can be jumpstarted or not.

Hi. In all honesty, your best course of action is to have it charged and tested by a professional. Whether it’s an old battery or there are other contributing factors, I suggest having a mechanic from YourMechanic inspect your vehicle’s electrical components.

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