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[Costco] Costco.ca - Blizzak Auto Emergency Kit- $29.97

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[Costco] Costco.ca - Blizzak Auto Emergency Kit- $29.97

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Is there even really a need for this if you live in a city?
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poopooplatter wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 12:21 am
Is there even really a need for this if you live in a city?
Cars still break down in a city. Winter still happens in a city.
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poopooplatter wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 12:21 am
Is there even really a need for this if you live in a city?
You can live in the city and drive long distances every once in a while... even if not, you can (and should) keep a pair of jumper cables in your vehicle, especially given how unpredictable winter months can be.

The jumper cables are 12 ft. 8 gauge, to me you're really buying the cables with a bunch of other stuff thrown in.

If I didn't already have jumper cables I'd hop on this... not a bad deal at all.
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Interesting. I already have many of those items but no triangle.
The batteries are not going to be great though, they will leak before you need them if this sits for a year or two or more before use.
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No need for jumper cables pain in the butt. Get a battery pack jumper under $100 and small. Can fit in your glove box, and you can even has usb and flashlight modes built in. No need to flag someone else down to help you jump etc.
Had mine charged once 1year ago, and checked . Thing is still 3/4 full charge.
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Are the cables pure copper wire or are they aluminum or copper clad aluminum?
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gunsmokez wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 6:52 am
No need for jumper cables pain in the butt. Get a battery pack jumper under $100 and small. Can fit in your glove box, and you can even has usb and flashlight modes built in. No need to flag someone else down to help you jump etc.
Had mine charged once 1year ago, and checked . Thing is still 3/4 full charge.
Is there one you recommend or anything to look for when buying one of these?
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gunsmokez wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 6:52 am
No need for jumper cables pain in the butt. Get a battery pack jumper under $100 and small. Can fit in your glove box, and you can even has usb and flashlight modes built in. No need to flag someone else down to help you jump etc.
Had mine charged once 1year ago, and checked . Thing is still 3/4 full charge.
I have both, because I don't trust the small battery packs. Read the reviews. There are tons of reports when the small battery packs fail to start larger engines in the cold (when you most need them).
I am in for one kit. The triangle can be useful. Other items too, the pump, the pressure gauge, the head light. Looks like a good kit to me and in a case.
Make sure to follow instructions on the cables, everyone does it wrong :)
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gunsmokez wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 6:52 am
No need for jumper cables pain in the butt. Get a battery pack jumper under $100 and small. Can fit in your glove box, and you can even has usb and flashlight modes built in. No need to flag someone else down to help you jump etc.
Had mine charged once 1year ago, and checked . Thing is still 3/4 full charge.
Good luck trying to to jump start a high CCA battery.
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vkizzle wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2019 8:15 am
Good luck trying to to jump start a high CCA battery.
Its rather complicated.
The easiest is booster cables an another car
You can also use plug in battery chargers, CT sells a bunch or i bought a B&D one from a RFD deal a while back, a couple hours off the 1A started my not large engine car. With 5A or so it would take less then an hour most likely.
The lithium chargers are usually meant to add some juice so if your battery is just below car starting power it can add just enough to get it going. Though storing one in the car fully charged will wear out its lithium batteries rather quickly, lithium ion hates being stored at 100% charge. Lead acid on the other hand doesn't like being below 100% charge...
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Seems like a good deal!
The battery packs are good if you get a strong one.
I had a good one I got at CDN Tire at 1/2 price for about 80 bucks.
It lasted about 4 1/2 years.
For the amount I used it, won't get another one.
It was mostly used for tires, kids bikes, cars and motorcycles.
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This is normal price. And they've had it for months. Where is the deal ?

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