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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Does Jumpstarting a Car Really Work Longterm?

Does Jumpstarting a Car Really Work Longterm?

Before answering the question of whether jump-starting a car is sustainable, let's jog our memories about the events at the SEMA Show that takes place annually in Las Vegas, particularly the 2019 event. Most of the cars were being prepared for display some days before the day of the show. The cars that could start up were always put on and off. Trunks, hoods, and doors weren't closed, and the batteries eventually became discharged completely. Some cars made it to the shows with charged (or partially charged) batteries, but after sitting idle for weeks on display, the batteries got drained completely. The owners of these cars had to walk to battery dealers around, asking if they could get jumper cables, chargers, or even new batteries. Well, the jumper cables were to be the last resort if everything else failed. There's no problem with borrowing batteries or buying new ones, the problem is with the jumper cables. The jumper cables, also known as jump boxes, are great too ... read more