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Jump starts are portable devices that allow you to jump start a broken-down car. They have evolved from the traditional jump start wires and come equipped with various benefits and uses.

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Jump Starts

Jump starts are portable devices that allow you to jump start a broken-down car. They have evolved from the traditional jump start wires and come equipped with various benefits and uses.

There are 5 main benefits to using portable jump starts. First, you do not have to worry about accessibility. Typically, if you are trying to jump start a car off another car then you would have to ensure the cars are facing each other and are close together. However, with a portable jump start, your car can be in any position.

Second, they are safer to use. Jump starting with another vehicle can cause sparks and short circuits, whereas a portable jump start does not have these problems. Third, they are gentler so cater for modern vehicle electronics. A less aggressive jump start with a portable device prevents damage being caused to electrics in the car.

Fourth, you can operate it them alone. This means if you are unlucky enough to have a car that won’t start, you are able to fix it yourself quickly and efficiently. Finally, portable jump starts are very versatile and can be used for more than starting a car.

As mentioned, modern jump starts can be used for more than just jump starting your broken-down car. They typically all come with different USB ports, making it possible for you to charge electronic devices as well. This will be particularly useful if you want to go on a camping trip but worry that your phone won’t last without a charge.

In fact, they can also charge devices such as laptops, making it possible for you to work while outdoors for long periods of time, if you so desire.

As well as being useful, this also offers a practical safety feature, knowing that you can charge your mobile phone if you are in the middle of nowhere. Having the security in the ability to charge your phone when out and about will give you more freedom to do so, knowing that any emergency calls you may have to make will still be possible.

Key Features

As well as a USB charging component, jump starts have 3 other key features that users will find useful. First, is a torch. This is particularly important if you need to jump start when its dark outside. Second, multiple charging outlets. Some jump starts have USB ports as well are general electrical sockets (for 12-volt charger plugs). This is ideal for camping trips when you need a reliable and portable power supply. Finally, some jump starts even come with an air compressor, making it possible to put air back into flat tyres without the need for a separate device.

When purchasing a jump start it is important to take into consideration the size and age of your vehicle. Small cars require around 150 CCA, whereas SUVs and trucks are typically at the higher end of 450 CCA. Additionally, older cars require more amps to start so it is worth keeping this in mind too.