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I am looking for one of these but not sure what to go for. My next car is going to be a 2.4L petrol and our other one is a 1.6. Alot of the ones I've seen say they will do up to 2.0L. Would these still be ok for the size engine I'll have and can anyone recommend one, not looking to spend much, say up to £50?

I might stretch to abit more if it's a decent one, maybe the Clarke -
 

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Would you get much use out of it or is it to be a Good Samaritan if you can be?

Just thinking you'd do better putting the money towards a new battery for one or both of the cars if they're due replacing.
 

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Would you get much use out of it or is it to be a Good Samaritan if you can be?

Just thinking you'd do better putting the money towards a new battery for one or both of the cars if they're due replacing.
I would also use it for inflating the tyres, if it has that feature, not all of them do. I suppose it will be handy indoors as well for powercuts etc, not that we get many!

The new car I'm getting I will replace the battery anyway and the other one is only a year or so old.
 

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That one you linked to has neither an inflator/compressor nor a AC outlet.

Don't think you'll get a decent one with all of those functions for close to £50 either

EDIT: and the cables on that Clarke look, from the picture at least, a bit piddly if you ever needed to jump a larger engined car. Probably fine for the 1.6 though, but I'd expect them to still get a bit warm
 

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I linked to the wrong one, should be the 910 - Clarke 910 Jump Start with 12V Compressor: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike

I need to get an inflater for indoor/rear garden use anyway. The one I have only runs off the 12v socket so can't use that unless I take everything out to the car, which isn't always practical. The reviews for the mains adapters aren't that good.

I'll have a look around and see what there is.
 

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DOUBLE-CY...Air_Tools_and_Compressors&hash=item51b11a2f3d
For tyres.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_t...Jump+leads&_nkw=Jump+leads&_sacat=0&_from=R40
Jumping if needed
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAINLESS...ing_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item23280db831
In case of power cuts

I'm guessing you just want one!
As long as battery and charging system are in good condition you should be fine as M1pui said.
Cables are very thin on those ones to. More expensive will have better quality cable and clamps.
 

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can get that one at Machine mart a wee bit cheaper (so long as you can go to shop) or you can get a cheaper one almost the same

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/jump-start-910-cw-12v-compressor

edit: just seen no compressor on the cheaper one

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/jump-start-900
The compressor isn't essential, it just would've been handy to save connecting mine to it.

I think I'll look down Costco and Macro first see if they sell any.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DOUBLE-CY...Air_Tools_and_Compressors&hash=item51b11a2f3d
For tyres.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_t...Jump+leads&_nkw=Jump+leads&_sacat=0&_from=R40
Jumping if needed
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAINLESS...ing_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item23280db831
In case of power cuts

I'm guessing you just want one!
As long as battery and charging system are in good condition you should be fine as M1pui said.
Cables are very thin on those ones to. More expensive will have better quality cable and clamps.
:lol: I'm too lazy to use a foot pump!

I have plenty of torches, including my snapon one which is awesome, handy for working on the car :)

I really need some jump leads as a minimum though but ideally the booster pack. I got in the car I'm borrowing this morning and the battery was flat!! :lol: Got it on charge but I could've done with a battery starter so I could get to work.
 
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