- by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 3/4/2021
UTVs (Utility Task Vehicles) are a great asset for hauling, towing and off-road riding. Just like with any other vehicle though, your UTV's battery may occasionally run out of juice. When that happens, follow these easy, step-by-step instructions for jumping your UTV from another UTV or by using the battery in your car or truck.
Can you jump a UTV with a car or truck? You can, however, it's not your best option. If you have no other choice though be sure that you keep the car or truck OFF at all times. Your car battery will be strong enough to power your UTV on its own. Turning over your car's engine will bring the alternator into play, which can overload and damage your UTV battery, so keep those car keys in your pocket.
A jump pack is a great tool to have on hand in case you get stranded. Jump packs are portable batteries that enable you to jump start your UTV without the aid of another vehicle. One thing to note, when selecting a jump pack for your utility vehicle, be sure the model you select is compatible with a UTV battery. We suggest the GB20 Boost Sport from NOCO. It's perfect for motorcycles, ATVs, lawn mowers and provides up to 20 jump starts on a single charge.
If you notice that your UTV is consistently having trouble holding a charge, bring it to your nearest Batteries Plus and we'll test it for you free of charge. You'll also find other UTV essentials, including replacement batteries, chargers (ATV chargers are compatible with UTVs), headlight bulbs and more.