Michelin Smart Jumper Cables Review
Get Back On the Road Faster
For those of us who never took auto shop in high school, jump-starting a car can be a nerve-wracking ordeal. Which clamp is positive? Which one is negative? Is this thing even charging? However, with Michelin’s new Smart Jumper Cables, the process is dramatically simplified, making a curbside battery boost effortless for even the least auto savvy. While conventional jumper cables require that a specific positive and negative cable be connected to its corresponding battery terminal, the Smart Jumper Cables eliminate the guesswork by automatically adjusting polarity, meaning you can use either clamp with any connection on a standard 12-volt battery. Furthermore, the built-in surge protector helps prevent personal injury and costly damage to your vehicle’s electrical systems. To jump-start your car using these 10-foot-long Smart Jumper Cables, attach one set of alligator clips to the assisting car’s battery and then the other set to the disabled car’s battery — one to the positive terminal and the other to the vehicle’s engine block. You’ll know you’ve made a good connection when both LED indicator lights on the center module are illuminated. Then start up the assisting automobile and let it run for 30 seconds before restarting the disabled vehicle. Whether you’re an experienced mechanic or a complete automotive novice, these cables make jump-starting quick, safe and easy.
Reviewed by Nicholas Winfrey