Jumper Cables Safe to Carry? PDF Print E-mail

Dear Barbara,

Is it safe to use jumper cables on my car to start another car? My husband says it will damage my car.

Thank you,
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Mary


Dear Mary,

Your husband is right with his way of thinking.

This is the reason why a lot of the car manufacturers since around 1996 are hiding the battery and or making only the positive battery cable exposed. It is better to carry a jump box instead of a pair of ole jumper cables in your truck.

I am a huge supporter of the jump box and exploit it every time I have possible. You can pick up a jump box at most any auto parts stores for about 45.00, and it makes it possible to jump start your car without having that 2nd vehicle around.

Thanks for writing in and I tell your husband that he may be right about this but not everything!
BT