How would you jump a car without another car?

I’ve been stranded before and really needed a jumpstart to get my car going again. I was lucky enough to be in a busy area with plenty of other cars around to help out. But I’m wondering, how would someone jumpstart their car if there were no other cars around?

This is a great question! Realistically, there is only one way to jumpstart a car without another car and that’s with a jump box, also known as a jump start battery pack. The jump box takes the place of the other car’s battery and will allow you to hook up and get enough power to start your car again in just a few minutes. They are incredibly reliable and typically cost anywhere from $70-$200 depending on the specs needed for your vehicle.
While a jump box is the only way to jumpstart your vehicle without another car, you can always use the simple but exhausting push-start. If you have the muscle, push-starting is practical and straightforward - just push the car until it gets enough momentum to start.
If you find yourself in need of a jumpstart without a jump box or the extra people to get your car moving, it might be time to call roadside assistance. If you have it included with your car insurance, you should be able to get a tow or a jump start at little to no cost to you. If you do not have roadside assistance with your policy, consider shopping for a new one with the Jerry app!
Download Jerry and sign up in just 45 seconds to see free insurance quotes from more than 50 of the nation’s top providers. Jerry can help you cut your insurance costs without having to sacrifice great coverage. Plus, Jerry partners with roadside assistance companies to give you access right from the app!
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Oct 29, 2021

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