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It’s no secret that cooler weather can be hard on your car’s engine.
Chilly temperatures directly impact how well your car battery functions. According to Consumer Reports, the colder it gets, the more your car’s cranking power reduces. And sometimes all it takes is a silly mistake. You could leave the headlights on all night or forget to turn the radio off and the next thing you know, your car isn’t starting.
Instead of risking it this winter, invest in a jump starter kit — Amazon’s best-selling starter kit, in fact. Typically $110, BEATIT’s G18 QDSP 2000Amp Peak 12V Portable Jump Starter Pack is on sale today for $70.
The compact lithium-ion jump starter is made for 12-volt batteries and vehicles with gasoline engines up to 8 liters. Also included is a 10W wireless charger and power bank, which is perfect to take on the road. The charger can bring your phone back to life during a time of crisis, a key safety measure if your car breaks down.
And, unlike most jump starters, this one comes with extra-long jumper cables.
If you’re looking for a simple starter that quickly does the job without requiring you to pore over instructions, shoppers say this model is perfection.
“This unit is something everyone should have in their vehicle,” said one five-star reviewer. “I jump started my 2016 Tundra yesterday and it started on the first try. I definitely recommend this product to everybody. Very easy to use and you can charge your phone wirelessly, which is a bonus.”
Shop it: BEATIT G18 QDSP 2000Amp Peak 12V Portable Jump Starter, $70 (was $110), amazon.com
Need some more power for a car like an SUV? This jump starter should do the trick:
One five-star reviewer said: “This is not just a car jump starter, it's also a very cool battery pack. It has an AC 110V outlet to use for small electronics and comes with a nice and organized case. It started my SUV on the very first jump. Very convenient to always have it in the car. Don't need to carry the jumper cables, and don't need to ask for help to jump my car anymore. The price is a little higher than some others jumpers, but it packs more power than them.”
Shop it: BEATIT QDSP 2200Amp Peak 12V car Jump Starter, $90 (was $130), amazon.com
Need something smaller? Here’s a BEATIT kit for compact engines and cars:
One five-star reviewer said: “It shouldn't come as any surprise, given that this has hundreds of 5-star reviews, but I was very pleasantly surprised at just how well the jump start worked.
Walked out to my 4-cylinder truck one morning to discover that I had left my lights on unintentionally, completely draining the battery pack. I simply hooked the jump starter up to the truck’s battery, walked inside the cabin, and turned the key. The car started instantly. This is something that everyone should keep somewhere in their car — it will save so much time and frustration, not to mention that this battery is much less than a tow.”
Shop it: BEATIT QDSP 800A Peak 12V Portable Car Lithium Jump Starter, $35 (was $55), amazon.com
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