Correction

On Monday, Feb. 3, the Monitor ran a story on jumping car batteries. It advised connecting the second jumper cable to the negative post of the good battery and to the negative post of the bad battery or the engine block. While many people do connect the second cable to the negative post of the bad battery, it is much safer to connect it to the engine block, the frame, or any nonpainted surface of the disabled car. If the cable is connected to the negative post of the disabled car battery, there is the possibility of this final connection sparking and igniting hydrogen gas generated in the battery.

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