Originally Posted by nicknaz
Sorry to hear about that. Hope you are ok. I got pinched as well when I first got the car and wasn't used to the automatic closing.
You can use the terminals in the engine compartment to jump start or trickle charge the car. My understanding is you attach red positive alligator clip to red positive spot (rear engine bay) and negative alligator clip to a nut on the chassis. You don't need to access the battery directly
This is true...i lay the car up for the winter and use a trickle charger to keep the battery charged. Very easy to do when you only need to access the engine compartment.