Out of the Blue

We finally got the roadside assistance guy out to jumpstart MrsBlue's dead car, so it was homeside assistance in this case. He got it started, and confirmed what we suspected, that the battery was basically shot. So rather than let it idle to try and recharge the battery, I just drove it to the auto parts store and replaced the battery. It's now working right again, and it's nice to have confidence in it, especially in winter weather. Thankfully it died in front of our house where it was easy enough to deal with, rather than leaving us stranded somewhere.

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jacobvandy wrote on Dec 19, 2020, 20:06:
Calling a guy out just to jump a car? Yikes.. Portable battery banks are cheap these days, Blue. Lots of models come with jumper cables and even a modest capacity (say 20,000mah) is enough to start an average car several times before you need to recharge. Keep it in the trunk or just take it with you on long trips for cheap insurance, and you can also use it to charge your mobile devices away from home or during a blackout.

That's a good call. Didn't even think of that. I was wondering why he just didn't ask one of the neighbors? I have a really good emergency kit I put together a few years back and I always keep it in the car most of the year - fall and winter always. Yet I don't have one of those. And while I don't need it for my hybrid I can't jump anyone else with my car either. They specifically told me not to when I first picked it up - and it says the same thing in the front of the manual. So it's rare I come across anyone needing a jump but I'd hate to leave someone stuck if I could help it - though I would give them a ride into town or what have you.
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