February 4, 2009
by Jennifer Searle (WICHITA, Kan.) Your car won't start, the battery is dead. What do you do? There are devices called mini jump-starters on the market right now. Consumer Reports puts the jump-starters to the test. The devices are small and portable. The ones CR decided to test range in price from $20 to $50. First of all, the mini jump-starters are designed for cars that aren't completely dead. They don't attach to your battery, they plug into your car's power outlet.