Chances are that if you’re jump starting a car its your first time. So if dialing in AAA ain’t an option, you might wanna pick up Michelin’s 5100 Smart Jumper Cables.
As the name implies they’re smart and provide you with a green indicator light to let you know your car to cable setup is good for some motor revving jump starting. But that’s not all they do. That little gray box also automatically adjusts the polarity preventing those always freaky sparks and shorts from occurring. They’ve even tossed in a good old surge protector into the mix, which will stop sudden spikes in power from damaging the car’s electronics and computer.
Amazon sells them for $35 including shipping.