To jump start your car without causing damage you need to make sure your battery cables are hooked up properly. Always look for the positive + and negative - symbols on your battery or the designated jump start posts. The battery cables that you're using to jump start your vehicle should be color coded again always check for positive and negative.
Make sure you hook up the vehicle being jumped first. Hook the red to the positive and the black to the negative. From there repeat with the battery or vehicle that is helping you out. Give it a few minutes then attempt to start your vehicle. Do not crank for a long period of time this can damage the charging system on the helping vehicle.
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