It never happens when you expect it, you get in your car and turn the key only to hear…nothing. For me, I was leaving school in a torrential downpour. Not only was my car dead, I realized I didn’t have jumper cables even if I could find someone to help me. After a call to campus police, I decided I needed to be better prepared for the next time something like this happened. Luckily, Best Buy has several different options that don’t even require another car.
Many people are familiar with carrying an extra battery for their phone, the same concept is used here. Often,
these starters will include an USB port so you can charge your devices. One great example is the Portable Car Jump Starter with USB Power Bank by Scosche. This high capacity 15,000 mAh lithium-ion battery can jump-start most vehicles up to 12-cylinder or 7.0 liter-displacement in addition to having two USB ports to charge other devices.
If you have a smaller vehicle, or need something a little more portable, the Duracell Portable Jump Starter is a great option. Weighing in at 1.27 pounds, the Jump Starter Pro includes two USB ports, a LED flashlight and
compass to help orientate yourself. This starter has a peak current of 800 amps to start gas engines up to 6.0L, and diesel engines up to 3.0L.
Finally, if you want to make your road trip as stress-free as possible, Michelin’s XR1 Multi-Function Portable Power Source has you covered. With an USB port, power inverter and air compressor; a dead battery is just one problem that you can stop worrying about. Once things settle down you can even connect a device via Bluetooth or listen AM/FM stations. You can rest a little easier with this charged up and loaded in your trunk.
You can check out even more of our jump starter options here and find the perfect option to suit your needs.