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3 top features of the best battery jump starter

3 top features of the best battery jump starter

When you are in a hurry and want to leave for some meeting or pick up the kids or an appointment and you just rush to your car and turn on the ignition – but your car doesn’t start. Urghh!!! How frustrating is that! I know I have faced this so many times that I finally asked my mechanic what I should do. He told me to get a battery jump starter.

I had no clue what it was, so I told him: I will but what is it? He told me it is a simple solution to my problem that I face frequently especially in cold weather.

What is a battery jump starter?

Well if you like me don’t know what it is, here is a simple explanation. It is a device you can attach to your car when it is not igniting and your battery can be charged and you are good to go. I know it is as simple as that. I would recommend everyone to keep a battery jump starter in their car booth or garage.

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Can anyone use the jump starter?

Well if I can then anyone can. At first, when I bought it, I was a bit afraid to even try it but then I learned it and it’s pretty easy. You don’t have to be a car expert to know what to do.

You need to just know the basics of the car engine like for example which one is the battery and where to connect the jump wires. But if you have good knowledge about the engine using it will be very easy for you. All you have to do is the following:

  • Connect the jump cables to the portable charger.
  • Now connect the positive jump wire to the positive terminal of the car battery.
  • Now connect the negative jump wire to the negative terminal of the car battery.
  • Check to make sure the wires are firm.
  • Turn on the jump starter charger.
  • Try the ignition of the car and keep it started for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the jump starter charger.
  • Disconnect and pack the kit and make sure you charge it for the next time.

See it is so simple and convenient that it solves all your ignition problems at least pertaining to the battery.

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What to look for in a good jump starter?

You need to be sure that whenever you would need it and wherever you would need it, your battery jump starter kit will help you out in the tough time. If it is not durable or functional then there is no point of keeping it in my opinion.

So what makes it good, efficient and durable are the following qualities:

1. Reliability

You need to be sure that you can rely on your jump starter, that it will always bail you out of a tough situation. So a good portable jump starter should also have a charger. Every jump starter has a battery with enough ability to start your car but the one with a built-in charger is more dependable as it can be used anytime.

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Reliability is especially an issue with the portable jump starters because they are more prone to extreme weather.

2. Power

Another important feature that a good jump starter should have is the power. You would ask, if it does have the power to start the car, why do we need more power? Well, you are right for some situations but for others, you will need more power. In situations where your battery is completely drained, a regular powered starter won’t help you out. You would need a powerful jump starter to revive that dead battery of yours.

3. Safe and easy to use

Well safety comes first in everything, so it should be safe. The wires should be properly insulated and the cover should be intact and it should have complete instructions with it so if you forget something you can consult it.

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It should be easy to use so anyone can use it, even people like me who have no knowledge about engines or cars or electronics.

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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