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Should I jump start my car immediately? Or can I leave it till tomorrow?

Just went out to the family car to find it has a flat battery. Such a lovely day outside, I really don't feel like jump starting it, and I don't need it today. However, I was speaking to my father (who's overseas, I'm house sitting) and he'd prefer I do it today as car batteries shouldn't be left in an uncharged state as doing so does damage. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by tomargue on Aug 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Portable power pack recommendations

Looking for recommendations for a portable battery pack with inverter for 120vac. Bonus points if it can also jump-start a car. [more inside]
posted by BillMcMurdo on Jan 4, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me determine if this car battery is indeed the guilty party

Is it sufficient for two occurrences of "Oops I Left The Headlights On" to completely kill an automobile battery's ability to maintain a charge? [more inside]
posted by armoir from antproof case on Jul 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Can't jumpstart my car!

Why can't I jump start my 2004 Ford Focus? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Jan 16, 2012 - 20 answers

Jump starting another car with a LeSabre

Is there a relatively painless way to jump start another car using a 2000 Buick LeSabre? [more inside]
posted by kmz on Jan 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Grounding the negative clamp when jump-starting your car

Question about jump-starting a car: why did my neighbor absolutely insist I ground the negative clamp... to the battery? That seems unwise. [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Dec 29, 2011 - 27 answers

Please help me get to the grocery store!

Can I jump start my car battery from my motorcycle? [more inside]
posted by bendy on Sep 24, 2011 - 34 answers

Jumpin Jack Flash It's NOT a gas gas gas

Car battery dead at JFK long term parking after 3 week business trip. Port Authority Customer Care jumped it but it wouldn't keep a charge. What the hell do I do now? [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Aug 8, 2011 - 18 answers

A launchpad for to do list crises

Help me come up with a plan for to do list crisis management. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Tipping is not a city in China

Do you tip the person (from AAA or similar) when they come to jump start your car? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Feb 4, 2010 - 28 answers

Can I clamp two jumper cables together to jump a car?

Dead car battery, cable isn't long enough to reach - but I have another cable. Can I combine the two? [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Dec 30, 2009 - 24 answers

Did I Ruin my Jeep's battery by adding oil?!

Jeep Repair: I have a 97 Grand Cherokee (actually, the badge reads "Cheeroke" for undetermined reasons). I performed some recent seemingly-unrelated maintainence./ Why isn't it starting?! [more inside]
posted by hoborg on Feb 12, 2008 - 14 answers

how far can i drive on my dying battery?

After jump-starting a dead car battery, how far can I expect to be able to drive it? [more inside]
posted by foxinthesnow on Aug 29, 2007 - 24 answers

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