A dead battery is no big deal if you’re within reach of jumper cables and a friendly car owner. (And, for added safety, a flashlight, goggles, and gloves.) But if you’ve never had to jump-start a car, or if you want to brush up on your battery knowledge, check out our handy how-to video.

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about Rachael

After studying Literature and Writing in San Diego, Rachael said farewell to her sunny hometown and left for San Francisco to revel in the fog. When she’s not writing Tweets and blogs and all manner of copy for Esurance, Rachael spends her free time hiking, enjoying the sparse sunshine at Ocean Beach, and seeking out the best reading spots in the city.