Roadside Preparedness

Recorded on August 14th, 2016

My car wouldn’t start yesterday in the Food Lion parking lot. Maybe it was due to the extreme heat? Luckily, a friend of ours was in the parking lot, about to head to the same band practice I was going to. He gave me a boost and graciously loaned me his jumper cables for the week. I immediately decided to fix that problem ASAP.

Today, I looked around and saw this good article from the Wirecutter: The Best Gear for a Roadside Emergency. I ordered us the recommended AAA jumper cables and Brightech jump starters. The Brightech looks dorky, but the review was good. And who knew there were super-small lithium ion boosters now, instead of those bulky things that never held a charge 10 years ago? I will write more about how these work when they arrive.

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