CategoryBattery Chargers / Jump Starters | Car Lift Blog - Part 2

Battery Maintenance in Winter

November 14th, 2010

Battery maintenance always becomes a popular subject this time of year. Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold can lead to premature death of a battery. Typical lead acid batteries, such as those found in your average automobile lose approximately 30 to 40% of their power and longevity when they reach 32 degrees F, and can lose even more during hot extremes.

If you don’t want to get caught stranded on a cold winter night, take extra care to maintain your battery and keep it fully charged at all times. It also would be wise to carry an automotive jump starter in your vehicle’s trunk for just such an emergency.

If you are leaving your vehicle idle for extended periods of time, such as car collectors who perhaps only break their vehicles out for a quick spin once a month, or for a car show or two during the summer, the odds of your car not starting due to a low battery increase dramatically. One way to prevent a low battery condition in this situation is to hook up a Battery Charger / battery maintainer that will monitor your battery’s state of charge and trickle charge it when it needs in and turns off once the battery is completely charged.

If you take care of your battery when in storage, it won’t let you down when you need it most.

Battery Charger

New Clore Automotive Vehicle Memory Saver

October 28th, 2010

Auto shop technicians and home / hobbyists who needed to disconnect the battery while servicing a vehicle in the old days didn’t have much to worry about. They could just disconnect the battery and perform their work, then reconnect the battery and you’re good to go.
Not so easy anymore. With all of the modern electronic components and accessories in today’s automobiles, you can’t disconnect the battery with such reckless abandon anymore. You risk all kinds of hazards, not the least of which is losing all of your customer’s presets on their radio.
So what can you do to prevent this from occurring? Simply hook up the new Clore Automotive Vehicle Memory Saver Connector.
Just connect the Model ESA30 cord to a hand-held Battery Jump Starter and the automobile’s OBDII port and you can preserve the vehicle codes and electronic presets while the vehicle’s battery is disconnected.
This prevents electronic memory loss when disconnecting the car’s battery. There’s even am LED that confirms you have a good connection with the auto’s OBDII port.
There is absolutely no reason you should be without one of these any longer.
No shop should be without one.

Battery Jump Starter

Jump N Carry With Air Battery Jump Starter

October 4th, 2010

Technicians, Service Managers, Fleet Maintenance supervisors and even individuals who don’t want to get stranded would be wise to check out our Jump N Carry with Air by Clore Automotive.
We know, you’ve seen similar items at your local discount chain store for 1/4 the price. There’s a reason for that. Those bargain basement booster packs cannot do what the JNCAIR can. First of all, they simply do not have the power that the JNCAIR does. Most models you find out there have only about 250 cranking amps or less. That’s not enough to start your battery if you’re completely dead. What good is a jump starter if it won’t start you when you need it most?
Enter the Clore Automotive Jump N Carry with Air. It has more than enough power (1700 peak amps) to get you started, along with an air compressor to fill your tires with air. Not just some cheesy $10 compressor that will stop working after 3 months. This is a commercial quality Thomas Industries air compressor with solid steel forged components. It can inflate a 14 inch tire in 4 minutes. Sit there for 25 minutes with that bargain jumpstarter if you must. We’d rather get back on the road.
This is s true commercial quality jump starter. No shortcuts here. It utilizes the latest battery technology that maximizes the most cranking amps out of the smallest package. Industrial grade clamps, #4 gauge cables, and analog battery gauge and a durable case that won’t fall apart in a million pieces just because you dropped it. They were the original hand-held car battery booster pack on the market, and they’re still the best. Check it out today.

Jump N Carry with Air Features Jump Starters in Hagerty’s Magazine

September 14th, 2010

If you’re interested in classic cars or are just a car enthusiast in general, you’ve no doubt heard of Hagerty’s Magazine. It is a by product of their original passion, collector car and boat insurance. They were established in 1983 and have now grown to the largest insurance agency for collector cars and boats.

When Hagerty’s approached us recently asking us to feature our Clore Jump N Carry hand-held battery booster pack in their fine publication, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. We get to reach a valued audience, and are featured in a prestigious magazine. It’s a no lose situation.

The Jump N Carry line of jump starters by Clore Automotive Products is the premier line of battery Jump Starters. There are no finer jump starters or battery booster packs on the market. They are extremely durable, powerful and they have the highest quality components built in.

Click on the link below to view the featured Garage Gear showcase in the latest issue of Hagerty’s Magazine.


Jump N Carry Jump Starters

High profile Auto Auction Purchases Jump Starters From

September 9th, 2010

Famous auto auction Barrett Jackson recently purchased two jump starters from They purchased our 2001 and 3001 wheeled battery jump start units manufactured by Solar. Clore Automotive is the parent company of Solar. We’ve been carrying their products for over 14 years. They’re one of the top name manufacturers when it comes to battery chargers and jump starting.

The 2001 jump starter is a very powerful model that is durable and reliable. It has retractable cables / clamps that retract back into the cabinet / case of the unit so they’re not in your way when you roll it around. The 3001 wheeled jumpstarter is the same as the 2001, but it also has a very powerful, and handy air compressor integrated into the unit. This smart feature allows you to inflate tires on disabled vehicles. This is not just a cheesy little air compressor. It can inflate a 14″ tire in just two minutes. Everything about these Battery Jump Starters is top-notch, all the way.

Paul Godown from Barrett Jackson said, ” We needed a good quality battery jump starter for our cars with dead batteries. We wanted one that was reliable and powerful. We knew of the Solar  jump starters, and, so it was an easy decision.”

These are true commercial grade jump starters. They take no shortcuts. Just plug it in when not being used, and it will charge the unit fully, and then turn off when fully charged. Then, when you need it, unplug it, roll it out, and get the job done. It won’t let you down. Limited one year warranty.

Schumacher DSR Professional Wheeled Battery Chargers

August 31st, 2010

Professionals looking for some of the best Battery Chargers on the market need to take a look at the Schumacher DSR Chargers. These guys have thought of everything. These machines are truly made by professionals, for professionals. It’s namesake, Don Schumacher says, ” “When I was racing, I depended on the best team and equipment to make me a champion. Today, I run my company in the same way.  I insist on top-notch teams, the highest quality and the latest technology in everything we make.  I never settle for anything less than the best and neither should you.”

They have many different models to choose from for any situation. And they’re packed with features. Models range from 300 cranking amps all the way down to a 2 amp trickle charge rate. Cases and housing is made of durable steel construction that will hold up to the typical type of abuse that you would expect out of a busy auto shop.
They have a non-conductive bar built into the handle which is a convenient place to clip your battery terminal clamps onto when you’re rolling it around. Wide track wheels and extra long AC cord for better reach. Extra heavy duty clamps with thick gauge, extra flexible welding cable give you the power and reliability you need. There are manual and automatic models. They have a generous three year warranty.
Contact us today for more information.

DSR Battery Chargers

Christie Battery Chargers – The Best In The Industry

August 3rd, 2010

When we call a product  “The Best In The Industry”, we don’t throw these kind of words around lightly.  Christie Battery Chargers really are the best in the industry. Why? How ’bout the heavy gauge steel case. And then there’s the fact that they’re UL listed as suitable for all weather outdoor use. How many other battery chargers can claim that? They have automatic reverse polarity protection. They’ve been around since 1929. These are true professional chargers. They have over 200 service centers nationwide. The awesome 5/2/1 warranty is hard to beat. And some models have a 10/5/1 warranty. How can they do that? Plus, let’s not forget, they’re made in the USA. How many battery chargers are made in the USA these days? Do the research. You’ll have to search long and hard. They have models to meet almost any shop owner’s needs. Models that are microprocessor controlled, automatic charging with overload protection. There are models that are true battery service centers and have features like load testers and fast, medium and slow charging rates. They even have a battery charger deep discharge recovery model that has a desulfation mode. Enough is enough. You simply must check them out. Give us a call at 800-229-6218 as soon as possible.

Christie Battery Chargers

Booster Pac Battery Jump Starters

June 3rd, 2010

Auto shops as well as individuals for years have known about the benefits of the Booster Pac Jump Starters. They have tremendous power, features and quality. They have set the standard for commercial quality booster packs for many years. We could tell you about the quality of the construction, starting with the case, which was made to last with a thick and durable plastic shell. We could tell you about the thick, heavy gauge welding cables that stay flexible even in cold weather. We could tell you about the heavy duty clamps that will last for a long time and cut through corrosion on battery terminals. We could tell you about the one year warranty. We could tell you about the battery status gauge that indicates the state of charge of the battery. We could also tell you about the Clore Pro-Former battery, which is the best in the industry and manufactured for years of reliable starts. After all of these points, what reason could you have not to get one? Price? Don’t worry about that. These are some of the most affordable commercial quality Battery Booster on the market.You can also check out the owner’s manual.

Booster Pac Jump Starters

Battery Jump Starters and Booster Packs

May 16th, 2010

There are so many choices. How do I choose?

This is the question we get every single day here at Customers are inundated with choices and without the proper schooling, you could be throwing your money away.

The considerations when purchasing a car Battery Jump Starter are –
How powerful a unit do I need?
How large do I want it to be?
How much money am I willing to spend?
What features do I want?
What is the quality of the unit?

Lets start with the first question. You want to get a jump starter that will get the job it was intended for. If it can’t start the vehicle, then what good is it? The rule of thumb is to get a battery jump starter that has at least as many cranking amps as the battery of the vehicle you are jumping. You may not always need that many amps, because many times the battery of the vehicle you are starting is helping even if it doesn’t have enough power to start the vehicle on it’s own.

Next, the size of the Jump Starters can be important to many customers. They want as much power as they need in as small a package as possible. You may need to fit it in a small box, or in the trunk of your car. You don’t want something taking up a lot of space.

Price is always a consideration. You want to get the job done, but you don’t want to break the bank.

Many jumpstarters come with lights, radios and all kinds of accessories that can distract from the main point of the equipment, which is to start your car. Many of these models on the market out there are short on power, and long on bells and whistles.

Quality is vital. Most models on the market today sacrifice quality for the sake of  price. The engineering and design of the battery, the key component in a battery booster pack should not be a secondary consideration. Many manufacturers are using an inferior battery that will not have the power, reliability, and life span that you need.

We carry a variety of manufacturers when it comes to car battery jump starters. They are all of a commercial quality, not a consumer quality. This means heavy duty cases that won’t fall apart in a bunch of pieces if you drop it. Thick gauge cables and high amperage clamps. Most importantly, they utilize the best technology for the battery, the lifeblood for any jump start unit.

Plus, they have the best warranty in the industry.

We will get into specific options in future posts so keep an eye out for them.

Give us a call at 800-229-6218, and we’ll fit you with a jumps starter that’s right for you.

Jump N Carry Jump Starters

Christie Battery Chargers – Made in USA

May 4th, 2010

Battery chargers made in USA? No such thing you say? Well, actually, it is true. It is getting close to impossible to find equipment of this type that is made in America anymore. But Christie Battery Chargers are still made in the good old USA, and they have no plans to change that.
The Made in USA label is great and all, but what good is it if the quality is inferior? You don’t have to worry about that. Christie Battery Chargers are the absolute best in the industry. Does that statement make you skeptical? Do too many battery charger manufacturers make claims like that? The proof is in the pudding.
Check out some features –
UL Listed for Outdoor Use
Warranty Plan: America’s Best – Five years free replacement of transformers and rectifiers; Two years on other parts; One year free service labor at over 200 authorized Service Centers nationwide. Cables, cords and clamps excluded.
Vehicle/Operator Safety Protection
Christie’s exclusive Spike Voltage Protection and Automatic Reverse
Polarity Protection features prevent damage to vehicle computer electronic systems from charging voltage spikes/surges and reverse boosting. Also prevents sparks due to accidental reverse connections which can cause battery explosion.
Rugged heavy guage steel construction. Made to last and to hold up to serious commercial shop use. You know how it is in auto shops. These guys are going to beat their equipment up. You don’t have to worry with Christie battery chargers. They will hold up to the most extreme use.
Plus there are so many different models with features that you won’t find on other models out there. They even have a Dud-Buster model. Made for sulfated batteries that most people would consider a lost cause and would throw it out.
Check them out on our web site and get back to us at 800-229-6218 with any questions.

Christie Battery Charger