Car Tips

By on October 31, 2012

You’ve got jumper cables…right? Jumper cables have always been a staple in my vehicles, even when said vehicles are newish or with low mileage. You never know when you can do someone a kindness by using cables to jump start their car battery.

Since April, I’ve run the car battery down twice; stupid mistake but it happens. The first time, was at the Pruitt‘s fire and Ashley, using my jumper cables, gave me a jump. The second time, after lunch out and in a pouring rain, a kind gentleman gave me a jump using the Stanley tool pictured above.

He advised, “If a woman drives a car, she needs one of these babies!” He then told me how unsafe the world was, suppose it was after dark and I was on the side of the road, etc. Little does he know, I’m so seldom out after dark, it’s almost considered a miracle when dark finds me not home!

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There are several very fine features…this booster has a plug to charge or use a phone, GPS, etc. as well as a USB port…although I’m not sure what a USB port does…? smile

There’s a light which can be twisted and aimed to either side, up or down.


On the back, an air hose and gauge allows for a tire to be pumped up.

All in all, this is an amazing tool and less than $100 US. Within a week, I purchased one at Lowe’s for around $80, not including tax, and it’s been in my vehicle ever since. Each month, I top off the charge to ensure it’s always in working order if and when it’s needed.

Almost the best thing? It’s American made in New Britain, Connecticut!


Originally posted on Thistle Cove Farm.

About Thistle Cove Farm

After more than four decades, Sandra Bennett's dream of living on a farm came true, and now lives her dream at Thistle Cove Farm. She writes, photographs, and plans her next travel adventure while teaching workshops in Increasing Small Business and Farm Income; Networking and Partnering and Fleece Management. She's taught at University and in Russia, Armenia, Georgia and at different fiber festivals in the eastern USA. Dave, her beloved husband, passed away in 2011 so now Sandra is learning financial management. Please visit Thistle Cove Farm , her lifestyle blog:, and Wife to Widow blog: where she helps you be “proactive, not reactive."

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