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Can a jump start damage computers?

Can a jump start damage computers or other electronics? The simple answer is yes; jump-start damage is rare but real. I’m not talking about the kind of damage you can inflict by hooking up the jumper cables incorrectly. Crossing the jumper cables can blow fuse or completely fry the vehicle’s computers. . No, I’m talking about the kind of damage you can cause even if you follow proper jump starting procedures. I don’t care how many times you’ve successfully jump-started a car without problems, the potential for damaging your car’s … Read More


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