For a lot of families, the holiday season means a lot of travel. While some people fly, others will be cooped up in a vehicle for hours on end. The only thing that can make these long drives even worse is car troubles. These troubles can unfortunately happen in any weather and at any time, and can be hard to predict. To prevent these issues from arising, you should consider picking up a portable car jump starter.
No Need For Help
There are few things worse than your car not starting. Everyone has gone through it and all we can do is hope someone is close enough by who can give us a boost. However, owning one of these jump starters will ensure you do not need the assistance of anyone else to jump start your car. Simply attach the jump starter to your car battery and then start your car, it’s as easy as that.
They Are Easy to Move and Can Be Used Anywhere.
While some portable car jump starters or batteries need to be plugged in to work, others will be completely portable, and these are generally a better option. They are often quite light and can be easily moved from place to place without much effort. Of course, if you use a wireless/portable model, you should ensure that you continue to keep it fully charged or else you may be in for a rude awakening when you try and use it.
Affordable For Their Value
Not only can these jump starters be a lifesaver on the road and can potentially save you from having to spend money on a tow, they are also relatively affordable to purchase as well. You can find a high quality portable car jump starter for under $70 and it has the potential to be one of the best investments you’ve ever made.
Some Car Jump Starters Can Even Charge Your Car’s Battery
Sometimes your car battery is fully dead and needs a boost, but other times, you just need a little charge, and thankfully, many portable car jump starters can help with that too. While every jump starter cannot do this, many of the different options on the market are also able to slowly trickle charge your car battery in addition to being able to start it up with ease. However, many of these ‘trickle chargers’ are not portable (which means our RAVPower Car Jump Starter series does not have this capability).
Why Portable Car Jump Starters Are Better Than The Rest
Picking up a portable car jump starter one of the best options to ensure your car always stays on the road and alive. Sure, jumper cables can work; they are by no means as good an option. In addition to needing someone in another car to help you, you also need your car to be parked in a certain way and jumper cables have the potential to damage both your car and the hosts. With how affordable and available many portable jump starters are, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not having one with you on long drives.
How To Store Your Portable Car Jump Starter
When it comes to storing your portable car jump starter, you should look to keep it in your in your car (or you can leave it in your garage and pray for a miracle to save you). Cold and harsh weather (or weather that is too hot) can damage the charger over time so you should keep it in moderate temperature, if at all possible. It is a good idea to also ensure it is kept charged up, as well, as it would be a real shame if you tried to start a dead battery with a dead car jump starter.