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  Reply # 1616179 23-Aug-2016 09:32
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Call my wife to bring the other car (if reasonably close), otherwise call the AA.

 

 


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  Reply # 1616180 23-Aug-2016 09:36
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Flat car battery - we have jumper leads so find someone helpful to jump-start, or worst case call the AA (wife's car) or State Roadside Rescue (company car).

 

Flat phone battery - plug it into the 5V USB port in the car.  If not near the park, try to suppress the urge to panic and learn to live without my phone for a few hours....!   O_o

 

 

 

This battery unit would be awesome to have handy though.  Would probably keep it in my wife's car as she is the most likely to get a flat battery given her car is older and has a smaller battery than mine.  I can also see it being great for keeping phones/cameras topped up when we go camping.


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  Reply # 1616182 23-Aug-2016 09:40
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jumper cables are always in the boot of the car, but often with nothing convenient to connect them to! 

 

its a long wait for the AA then...

 

wouldn't dream of calling the wife to bring the second car out, with kids in tow - its just not worth it :)


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  Reply # 1616199 23-Aug-2016 10:01
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Two years in a row the car broke down coming back from the family camping holiday .. in between (and traveling all over the place) it never missed a beat :), that Car (300,000km on the clock) got sold (as is where is) and my wife and I upgraded from AA membership (nearest garage) to AA plus membership (get your car home).

 

Flat Batteries .. I call the AA (funnily enough the AA guy who lives across the road works in another area, but has come the rescue once).

 

 


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  Reply # 1616220 23-Aug-2016 10:52
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This would be a welcome addition

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1616289 23-Aug-2016 13:07
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If my car goes flat, I would use my trusty heavy duty jumper leads, they've helped other motorists a few times.



Asking my heavily pregnant wife to push the car (she can't drive), so I can start it, is not an option.


Unless I plan on doing a roadside baby delivery and sleeping on the sofa for the rest of my wife's life.


However, if no one is around then I'd call family, walk to a nearby house/farm or post on geekzone or FB. Posting on Geekzone has solved my other technology problems.












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  Reply # 1616311 23-Aug-2016 13:38
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Depends on which car I was using, my wife's car has jumper leads in it, so would try and find a friendly local around, otherwise in my car there isn't any leads, so would call my wife.

 

So would be a great tool!


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  Reply # 1616323 23-Aug-2016 13:50
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If I was at home I'd probably try and jump start it or throw the battery on the charger overnight if there's time. Otherwise call the AA.

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  Reply # 1616342 23-Aug-2016 14:44
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Depenes where it died. I have a spare car battery in the garage at home, but I'd call a mate if I was out.


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  Reply # 1616353 23-Aug-2016 15:06
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Would come in useful. I would usually call the AA for a flat battery. It's happened several times when I've been away for a week or more and get back and the car won't start.


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  Reply # 1616394 23-Aug-2016 16:09
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With my old manual car, I drove it for a week with a dead battery, by making sure I parked it on a hill, and just letting gravity 'push start' it. Lucky I live in Wellington where there are lots of hills to park on. . Our new car comes with free roadside assistance, so would us that, but this would come in handy for emergencies or charging mobiles.


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  Reply # 1616404 23-Aug-2016 16:13
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Simple really although this would impact the G&T situation, hmm.....................

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1616405 23-Aug-2016 16:14
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I need this, my truck is in need of a jump start.


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  Reply # 1616488 23-Aug-2016 19:25
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This would be great for when the kids leave the lights on in my wife's car. Current solution is to man handle her car until I can get mine at it to jump start.

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  Reply # 1616503 23-Aug-2016 19:42
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Here is our current car starting kit below... We have a five year old also who has little respect for leaving car doors open so they get a bit of use.

 

 

 





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