It's one of the worst fears of every driver---you turn the ignition key on and the car won't start! Time for the jumper cables! But wait - before you flag down another driver and try to jumpstart your battery, there are some things you should double-check and some safety precautions you need to keep in mind.

Whenever you're handling or working with a lead-acid battery, consult your vehicle and battery owners' manual for instructions and safety precautions.
 What you need to buy the
 right battery.