Tried to get my mother's car resurrected last Saturday. The battery is dead in her car. The plan was to boost her car, drive it to the shop where I made an appointment, and get the battery replaced.
Saturday morning I connect the cables, start my car, turn the key on hers, and nothing happens. After a few more attempts her car continued its impression of a paperweight. To add to the problem I discovered the rear tire was going flat. All the tires were fine two weeks ago. I have changed batteries many times and changed lots of tires. The problem is I currently do not have any tools. Long story involving a divorce.
I abandoned the project and dropped in on the shop where I was going to take it which was less than five minutes away. They had no one available to come out. I said I still wanted to get this done and would reschedule this for sometime later this month. They were fine with that. Not everything goes according to plan.