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Old 23.11.2015, 14:36
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Winter Driving

In case anyone still needs to prep their car for this winter, Migros DO IT has 25% off on:
  • Chains
  • Car batteries
  • Bosch wind-shield wipers
and 33% off on their booster cables. You can get a cheap and cheerful set for only CHF 13.30 which will do the trick if needed.

Plus they have the regular selection of brushes (remember you can be fined for not clearing the car) and even small shovels if needed.

Sale is from 24.11 - 7.12.2015
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Old 23.11.2015, 15:00
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booster cables. You can get a cheap and cheerful set for only CHF 13.30 which will do the trick if needed.
Or not. Cheap jump cables are often insufficient for even middle sized engines, particularly diesels. In cold conditions the thinner cables may restrict the current too much, so much better to go for the thicker ones at just 7 francs more.
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Old 23.11.2015, 15:07
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Or not. Cheap jump cables are often insufficient for even middle sized engines, particularly diesels.
I agree.

Starters use anything from 100 amps to 200+ amps depending on the engine size. These thin cables tend to have a large voltage loss and get hot quickly - they may work on a small petrol car, in summer, but not on a diesel or in winter.

Also the crocodile clips tend to be crap, so more voltage wasted and they're not safe if they come off and drop into the engine bay.
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