Jump starter buying guides

No matter how good you take care of your car, there will always be some worst case scenario that will prevent you from departing when you need the most. For situation like those, having a jump starter is like having a lifebuoy when you are about to drown. Nowadays, it is really convenient to get a jump starter from a local dealer or a retailer. However, to get the most suitable for you, that requires some knowledge, which this article will gladly provide for you.

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Best jump starter” is a subjective definition. It depends on what you use the machine for and in which situation.  Here is the list of features that you should consider when buying one.

Performance

The technical term for this is Cranking amps or Cold cranking amps and the higher the number is, the better. This number on your jump starter does not need to match that of your car battery. A higher number is OK while a slightly lower one might do the trick as well.

Performance

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If you have more than one car in the garage, you will only need one jump starter for all. If it can jump starts the largest car in the house, the rest will be a piece of cake. You don’t have to worry about overloading as the jump starters will deliver just enough power to kick start your car.

If your battery is completely out of action, use the highest Cranking amps possible. Only it can bring your dead batter back to like.

Reverse Polarity Protection Feature.

The process of reviving your car battery is as follow:
Connect the red part of the battery to the positive part of the car.

Then connect the black part to any plain metal of the car.

It is as simple as that. However, if you get it wrong, your car battery and its electrical system will suffer the consequences. Hence, you will need the feature I just mentioned above so that you will hear an alarm if you connect them wrong.

Accessories

Accessory

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Some jump starters have some cool additional features like flashlight in case your car is dead at night and some other cool stuff. Keep in mind though, they will add more to the price so go for it if you really want those features and if your wallet is thick enough.

Size

The bigger it is, the more power it will deliver and it can function in extreme weather as well. While at the other spectrum, the smaller it is, the easier it is to carry around. Therefore, I’ll say that it depends on your personal preference. If portability is your key feature, then go for a compact one. If power is your main criterion, go for a bigger one. You can even meet halfway and get the one that can fit into the back of your car and easy to move around as well.

That was it from me. I hope this was enough to help you buy the best car. As a token of thank you for reading this article, here is the link for you if you want to read more best portable jump starter reviews.

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