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    Never get stranded with a dead car battery. Portable jump starters are small and convenient, and they allow you to jump-start your car without another vehicle, so you have peace of mind on the road.

    View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best jump starters.

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    A jump starter's most important consideration is its ability to start your car, so our ratings put more weight on our jump-starting test results than reserve capacity.

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    It used to be that a set of jumper cables or a call for roadside assistance was needed to jump-start a car, but a convenient alternative has arrived: The mini jump starter. These micro-sized battery packs are small enough to fit in your glove box and powerful enough to jolt your car back to life.