When I had my old car, I was forever leaving my lights on and running down the battery. It is so annoying getting in your car and turning the ignition only to hear it 'groan' in response. Luckily in my new car I get a warning beep if I leave my lights on and get out of the car so it is notr often I make this silly mistake if at all! We didn't own any jump leads so we bought a pair from Tesco which we averagely priced and saved us having to borrow the neighbours all the time.
Price and availability
The jump leads cost £17.00 which is a good price. It is always useful to have them in the car so it was definitely a good investment.
The jump leads are made from tough but flexible PVC and copper and are around 3 M long. You get a red one and a black one. They are resistant to extreme temperatures and very good quality. The crocodile clips at the end are large and manufactured to last. They open and close with ease without being too loose. There come in a plastic zip up bag so you can store them away with ease.
Using the jump leads
Firstly to use the jump leads you will need a friend and another car. Position the other car near yours so that the batteries are close. This could be nose to nose or next to each other but do not let the vehicles touch. Pop the bonnets of the cars and then connect one end of the red jump lead to the positive (+) terminal of your flat battery and then connect the other end of the red lead to the positive point of the other car's battery.
Next you should hook up one end of the black jump lead to the negative (-) terminal of the boosting battery and then attach the other end of the black lead to a bolt or metal bracket in the flat battery car but do not let it touch the battery. You can now start the engine of the working car and leave it running idle for a short while. Then turn over the engine of your vehicle and the power should have transferred and got the engine going. Once it is all working, turn off power in the other car and disconnect all the leads in reverse order. Close the bonnet and you can now drive off, just try and give it a good run before you turn it off again.
The leads worked really well and helped me start my car on a number of occasions and have worked every single time. They are constructed really well and really good quality. I am pleased we bought such a reliable item and always carry them in my car just in case.
due to the length of this pair, you do not need to have to have the cars too close or sturggle to get them near each other, there is plenty of lead to work with.
If you have any worries about using jump leads call a garage but they are really easy to use. If I can use them so can you!
I can fully recommend this pair, especially at this price.