Yes, i could have called AAA, but as you probably have experienced, that can sometimes take anywhere from an hour to several hours depending on your location. my point is that I have realized from that experience how much a portable battery jump starter with an air compressor could have helped and how it really is an overlooked tool that should be in every car truck for emergency.

I’ve noticed that many of my friends and family have never owned a tool like a portable jump starter. I want to get one for my Dad, he would love it. I’ve recently discoverd that some battery jump starters have the “all-in-one” features of built-in light and power source and inverter!

As you all know, keeping your tires properly inflated is one key way to maximize performance and gas mileage for your vehicle. It reduces the “drag.” Experts estimate that you can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent with proper tire pressure. That’s a savings of about $0.11 per gallon.

I know that does not sound like much, but with gas prices at record highs, every bit helps. Under-inflated tires, however, can lower gas mileage by as much as 0.4 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Plus, properly inflated tires are actually safer and last longer. Remember to always look for the maximum psi on your tires before you get carried away pumping. I always keep a Vector 400 amp jump starter with air compressor in the trunk of my car. What’s so cool is that it even has a pressure gauge to read the psi while pumping the tires.Roadside-breakdown

As far as jump starting your car, always follow the safety tips and read the manual of your jump starter.

Also, experts recommend to wear polycarbonate goggles with the designation Z-87 on the frame that are splash-proof and designed for activities like automotive repair.

Again, there are even more uses for a portable battery jump starter with a power source. The portable 12 volt power source can power up small electrical devices while camping for instance. I even jammed on my electrical guitar with my friend outside at a park while hooking up my mini amplifier to my portable jump starter with power source!

So, even if you never have to use your portable battery jump starter to jump start your own car, you may have the opportunity to help a friend or neighbor in need of a jump start. They may need their tires inflated with a portable air compressor.