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Old 06.03.2016, 19:40
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Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

I will be travelling by train tomorrow from Geneva to Zurich Airport, with luggage. Where is the nearest place to buy jump leads, my car has been parked for over 3 months & I did not disconnect the battery so I think it will be flat. :mannered:

Can I get them in the Airport or do I need to go to further afield? Obviously any MIGROS MMM, Jumbo, CoOp Bau & Hobby will stock.

Alternatively if anyone fancies a coffee at the airport between 1500-1600 send me a PM.
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Old 06.03.2016, 19:46
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Re: Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

There is a gas station near the bus station at the airport. Go to the bus station, turn right and you´ll see a BP (?) Tankstelle. They should sell them.

And sorry, would love to meet for a cup of coffee but I land at 7.45 am
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Old 06.03.2016, 19:48
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Re: Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

Ouch- bonne chance. The reasons I finally sold my car in the UK...

Bump - anyone? Roegner, do you know the name of the Petrol station so FMF can ring them and ensure they've got some?
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Old 06.03.2016, 19:50
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Ouch- bonne chance. The reasons I finally sold my car in the UK...

Bump - anyone?
With a catalytic converter it's better not to bump start. I have a set of spanners with me so will disconnect the battery when I leave the car on Friday, the ski season is just starting
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Old 06.03.2016, 19:56
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Re: Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

Just googled it, it is a BP gas station.

Here you are:

Adresse: Flughafenstrasse 79, 8060 Zürich, Schweiz
Telefon:+41 43 211 97 57
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Old 06.03.2016, 20:04
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Re: Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

Since you arrive in the Airport, why not have a quick look at the Migros upstairs before you start looking outside. I have purchased windshield washer fluid there in the past. I did not look for cables but you might get lucky.

https://filialen.migros.ch/de/Zuerich-Airport/0150193
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Old 06.03.2016, 20:08
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Since you arrive in the Airport, why not have a quick look at the Migros upstairs before you start looking outside. I have purchased windshield washer fluid there in the past. I did not look for cables but you might get lucky.

https://filialen.migros.ch/de/Zuerich-Airport/0150193
That was my original plan, will do the same at GVA.
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Where is the nearest place to buy jump leads, my car has been parked for over 3 months & I did not disconnect the battery so I think it will be flat. :mannered:
If all fails - a garage is one tram(!) station down (Kloten Balsberg) - https://www.rhag.ch/
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Old 06.03.2016, 20:13
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Re: Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

Funny, I worked there for years and years and never noticed that garage
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Re: Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

You're very unlikely to do any damage bump starting. It's not much different to using the starter motor. I used to make sure to park mine opposite and facing a down ramp in the multistorey :-)
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You're very unlikely to do any damage bump starting. It's not much different to using the starter motor. I used to make sure to park mine opposite and facing a down ramp in the multistorey :-)
So what do you do at the first turn when the car doesn't start and you don't have power steering?
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So what do you do at the first turn when the car doesn't start and you don't have power steering?
Do a lot of apologising?
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Re: Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

Call a taxi firm. they have a fixed price for jumping cars. Ask them in advance what it costs.
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Re: Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

Odd question, but did you by chance check the 10 CHF or so option with your can insurance to have breakdown service? I used it before for a flat battery: dude in service car showed up within 30 mins, jump started my car and was gone without much hassle or questions.
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Odd question, but did you by chance check the 10 CHF or so option with your can insurance to have breakdown service? I used it before for a flat battery: dude in service car showed up within 30 mins, jump started my car and was gone without much hassle or questions.
I do have breakdown insurance, however as I have a 125AH battery from my speedboat I can easily jump start the car myself. I don't land till 22.00, I really don't want to start calling for breakdown assistance at 22.30
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Old 07.03.2016, 11:12
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I don't land till 22.00, I really don't want to start calling for breakdown assistance at 22.30
Well, in that case can you forget any garages around and I would not bank on the gas station either - it is rather small and not one of those "we turned our station into a Coop" - they simply earn on selling fuel to rental cars and taxis. If you want to be on the safe and fast side - get it in Geneva and bring it along.
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Re: Where can I buy jump leads near ZH Airport

I could have given you some if your train passed via Neuchatel but I'm not there today.
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Old 07.03.2016, 11:25
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Well, in that case can you forget any garages around and I would not bank on the gas station either - it is rather small and not one of those "we turned our station into a Coop" - they simply earn on selling fuel to rental cars and taxis. If you want to be on the safe and fast side - get it in Geneva and bring it along.
As is typical on EF, he's been holding back on the info.

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I have a 125AH battery from my speedboat I can easily jump start the car myself.
He needs the jumpers in Malta, not ZH (hence the reference to his speedboat).

He wants to get some in ZH before getting the plane to Malta!

Correct, FMF?

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As is typical on EF, he's been holding back on the info.



He needs the jumpers in Malta, not ZH (hence the reference to his speedboat).

He wants to get some in ZH before getting the plane to Malta!

Correct, FMF?

Tom
That was my assumption:
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He needs the jumpers in Malta, not ZH (hence the reference to his speedboat).
I did not get that at all! (Some people own boats both in Geneva as well as ZH...)
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