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Best Jump Starter and Battery in Market

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Best Jump Starter and Battery in Market

Hello RFDers

I am looking for the best jump starters and car batteries. I dont have the slightest idea. Was planning to go the car dealer for the battery replacement but i have a very bad experience in the past.

I am looking for the best available that gives the value for money.

ps: Canadian tire has only motomaster batteries.. dont know if they are good enough. also the rating for these batteries is 3 stars
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Folks on redflagdeals say Costco Kirkland batteries are good. Second choice would be Walmart ( I think it EverStart). I think both are made by Johnson company

I don't have a jump starter, but do have a Motomaster Battery Charger (needle type) 10 Amp 2Amp type. Brought it when it was on sale for 50% or so.
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I'll throw my hat in for a kirkland battery. Replaced an AC Delco battery in my car about a year ago and it's worked fine since.
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costco!, always costco!

mine failed after 3 years of use, costco refunded me 100$, and I paid 110 for a new one. so basically they chagred 10$ and gave me a new one.

costco car battery is good also to begin with.
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I will recommend Costco as well because their warranty makes the deal. Most moderately priced car batteries will need to be replaced within 5 years in my experience so I just buy based on warranty.

No experience with jump starters but if your battery keeps draining then get a mechanic to check your car. Could be the alternator or a current leak and not your battery.
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I bought from a battery dealer mostly because I wanted a deep cycle that Costco didn't carry.
I drain my batteries quite often and draining regular batteries kills them. Deep cycles are much better at this.

As for jump starters, I like my Jump-N-Carry JNC660.
It's big and heavy, but it gets the job done 100% of the time.
Last time I tried one of those tiny handheld ones and it didn't do squat. Literally didn't even turn over once. Had to call AAA.
I did buy a bigger one since I drive a full sized SUV but I haven't had a chance to test it.
When I replace my battery I'll test it to see if it'll start with nothing but it attached.
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Somewhat depends on what battery you need. Costco doesn't carry H8 batteries, but the Walmart one does the trick.
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Scotty has a video on YouTube about which jump starter is the best.
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Jul 19, 2010
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JNC is the beast.. Has never let me down. This is what car dealers use.. good like for like 20 Jump starts before you need to recharge.

death_hawk wrote: I bought from a battery dealer mostly because I wanted a deep cycle that Costco didn't carry.
I drain my batteries quite often and draining regular batteries kills them. Deep cycles are much better at this.

As for jump starters, I like my Jump-N-Carry JNC660.
It's big and heavy, but it gets the job done 100% of the time.
Last time I tried one of those tiny handheld ones and it didn't do squat. Literally didn't even turn over once. Had to call AAA.
I did buy a bigger one since I drive a full sized SUV but I haven't had a chance to test it.
When I replace my battery I'll test it to see if it'll start with nothing but it attached.
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I use the Noco Genius Boost for jump starters, they may not hold as many charges as the Jump and Carry or other larger ones, but they still hold several charges, and take up very small amount of space. I have one in both our cars, and have given ones as gifts. There's also a Motormaster version that is basically the same but typically cheaper. They all go on sale fairly often, especially in the fall/winter.
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death_hawk wrote: I bought from a battery dealer mostly because I wanted a deep cycle that Costco didn't carry.
I drain my batteries quite often and draining regular batteries kills them. Deep cycles are much better at this.

As for jump starters, I like my Jump-N-Carry JNC660.
It's big and heavy, but it gets the job done 100% of the time.
Last time I tried one of those tiny handheld ones and it didn't do squat. Literally didn't even turn over once. Had to call AAA.
I did buy a bigger one since I drive a full sized SUV but I haven't had a chance to test it.
When I replace my battery I'll test it to see if it'll start with nothing but it attached.
It's a shame Costco doesn't carry the deep cycle batteries anymore. I used to get them for my scissor lift and our work vans to run the inverters. It's hard to beat their price and warranty if they carry the battery you want.

As for jump starters, I tried a NOCO GB 30 when they were first introduced. That thing was absolute garbage. It could barely boost a car in the summer. I never had any luck with it in the winter. I now use it as a USB charger. My other booster pack, which I bought around 20+ years ago was from Mac. It looks very similar to the JnC model. I've replaced the battery once and it's still going strong. Bulky but has never let me down. I'd love to keep one of the smaller boosters around because of its size but always talk myself out of it after my last experience.
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Don't be a fool and just pick them up and walk out of the store.

I know someone who did and the battery was always at falling back to 10v. She even got charged for the boost fee smh
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mer1ion wrote: It's a shame Costco doesn't carry the deep cycle batteries anymore.
They've never carried them in my size, but they did for 2 or 3 other sizes that are common to deep cycles.
Did they pull them?
I used to get them for my scissor lift and our work vans to run the inverters. It's hard to beat their price and warranty if they carry the battery you want.

I grabbed one to stuff in a trolling motor case to use as a portable power source. That makes me sad.
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death_hawk wrote: They've never carried them in my size, but they did for 2 or 3 other sizes that are common to deep cycles.
Did they pull them?
I haven't seen them in years at my Costco. Not sure if it's like that at other Costcos
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mer1ion wrote: I haven't seen them in years at my Costco. Not sure if it's like that at other Costcos
Vancouver had them I think last year because that's when I bought mine.
I'll take a look again to see what they have. I know they did pull some things but I could swear I read they were going to put them (or something similar) back.
Or maybe I could get @Thatdealguy to snap a photo of the entire battery rack. Face With Tears Of JoyWinking Face
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+1 for the JNC 660...I have used all different types over the years and this seems to be the best for me ..I keep one in every one of my fleet trucks as they hold the charge better than most other pretenders
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I have the JNC318, boosted a v6 with the battery disconnected just for fun.

Left it in my winter car since last winter and just checked it a month ago, there was still 95% charge before I recharged it.
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GOOLOO 1000A from Amazon, Got it boosted a few cars for myself and neighbor already. Always boost up by first try on both i4 and V6. Got the 12V socket adapter for air compressor as well.

Got a Noco G3500 tender last week. Been connecting to my car till now to keep battery alive. I am satisfy so far knowing it's limitation.

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