$159 from Home Depot
A staple of auto emergency kits for generations, jumper cables are great — provided the stranded driver encounters someone who can help, who is willing to help, and who isn’t a ghoul who would jump at the chance to prey on a vulnerable motorist. A good, reliable jump box, like this DeWalt best-seller from Home Depot, puts the power in the hands — and the trunk — of the person whose car won’t start. With 1,400 peak amps, this rechargeable jump box can also deliver compressed air.
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