Unfortunately, avoiding the dreaded dead battery is easier said than done. But if you have jumper cables and are close to another car with a working battery, you can get yourself back on the road. Here are the steps you’ll need to take if you ever find yourself without a charge:
1.If possible, bring the two cars together nose to nose, about 18” apart. Be sure you’re parked well away from traffic.
2.Make sure both cars are turned off. Put automatic transmission cars in Park. Put manual transmission cars in Neutral. Set the parking brakes firmly so the vehicles cannot move.
3.Determine which terminals are positive and negative on both batteries. Look for positive terminal is usually wider than the negative.