jump leads

jump leads

(liːdz)
pl n
(Automotive Engineering) two heavy cables fitted with crocodile clips used to start a motor vehicle with a discharged battery by connecting the battery to an external battery. US and Canadian name: jumper cables
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At the very least you should have a shovel, torch, blanket, jump leads and tow rope.
Back in the 1960s motoring was much more of an adventure with drivers packing a tow-rope, jump leads, a shovel and a starting handle to crank the engine if it died and hoped that, if they did break down, the walk to the nearest telephone kiosk would not be more than a few miles.
Prepare a set of essential items, including shovel, fully charged mobile phone, torch, ice scraper, food, water, jump leads, first-aid kit, warm clothes and a supply of sand or gravel to assist with grip if your wheels are spinning.
When I confirmed this fact, and threw in the bonus info that I had my own jump leads, it was almost too much for him.
Then remove the jump leads in reverse to how you attached them.
It comes with mini jump leads and can even jump start your car if the battery goes flat, it's ideal gift for the dad who likes to be prepared.
He confirmed the blaze was caused by a collision - contrary to some suggestions that the cars were using jump leads.
uk OK, hands up, if your car ran out of battery and you had to give it a boost, would you know which jump leads go where?
uk) THIS vehicle-to-vehicle booster works in a similar way to common jump leads.
Similarly, take a set of jump leads in case the battery fails - something which can often be remedied with the help of another motorist.
shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, One warning advised anyone travelling in icy conditions to take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing, de-icer, petrol can, first aid and jump leads with them.
Of course, Reeves and Mortimer's Christmas tree is bound to be a little out of the ordinary, and the fact Vic, pictured, has used sponges and jump leads as decorations is certainly original.