Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Buy a Good Quality Car Charger

Good Quality Car Charger

It’s probably happened to you before, you’re out running errands only to realize your cell phone battery has died. So now what? This is why it’s a great idea to have a portable car charger in your car at all times. With one of these stored in your vehicle, you’ll never have to worry about a dead battery again. Here are a few useful tips to consider regarding car chargers:

  • Car chargers are usually “rapid chargers,” meaning they will provide you with a full battery charge in a much shorter amount of time. The packaging should note if it is in fact a rapid charger. Keep in mind the charger will need to be plugged into your cigarette lighter. Nowadays cars tend to have these ports not only in the front, but in the back seat.

  • You will need to know the make and model of your cell phone in order to buy the proper charger. It doesn’t have to be the same brand, as there are generic brands available that are compatible with a large majority of cell phones. These generic brands are usually much cheaper, and more readily available.

  • If your cell phone allows, you may want to purchase one that follows Micro USB standards. This means you'll also be able to use it with other devices such as a handheld video game device, tablets, some cameras, and more. These are called universal USB chargers.

Instead of driving around with a cell phone that is about to die, or already has, you can purchase a good quality car charger and never worry again.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

How to Transfer a Car Title in Idaho
In order to prove ownership of a car, you must have the title. However, when a car is sold, given away or inherited, the title needs...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P0359 OBD-II Trouble Code: Ignition Coil I Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P0359 code definition The P0359 code indicates that a fault has been detected in one of the vehicle’s ignition coils, generally the number 9 coil. This code can also be associated...


Related questions

Q: Battery dies unexpectedly, turned off the car, went to turn it on 5 min later and battery had died.

Hey there. The battery may not have been recharged between each stop if you were driving at night with heavy accessory load like the A/C and lights with the radio on. Each time you stop and shut off the vehicle...

Q: radio not working

The blower motor only working on high speed is a common symptom of a failing blower motor resistor; but the fact the radio stopped working at the same time is unusual. It's possible that this could still be two separate...

Q: Battery will not stay charged.

Hello: On your 2001 Buick LeSabre, there is a series of wires that runs from the battery to the alternator and returns to the battery to allow it to charge. The problem may be with one or several of these...