This ‘extremely handy’ portable jump starter with 15,500 five-star reviews is 40 percent off at Amazon, but only until midnight

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Bring your car back to life with this portable jump starter. (Photo: Amazon)

It’s easy to take for granted that your car starts when you turn the key – until one day it doesn’t. Then you have two options: try persuading a friend to make you jump, or call a mechanic for help. Both can cost you time and money, two things no one has these days.

There appears to be another solution. You can invest in a portable car jump starter to keep nearby just in case. And, for today only, Amazon has lowered the price to a top rated DBPower portable jump starter. Right now you can score one for just $56 (was $93).

Shop it: DBPower portable car jump starter, $56 (was $93), amazon.com

There’s a lot to love about this jump starter, like the fact that it can jump your car up to 20 times on a single charge with 800 amps of peak current and sturdy clamps and cables. It’s also small enough to store in your glove compartment!

This jump starter is also safe. The spray painted gold intelligent jumper clamps have over current protection, short circuit protection, overload protection, over voltage protection and overcharge protection to keep you safe when you give your car a jump.

You can even charge your phone with it!  (Photo: Amazon)

You can even charge your phone with it! (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: DBPower portable car jump starter, $56 (was $93), amazon.com

An LCD screen shows you how much power you have left, while a built-in compass can help you get home if you get lost. When you’re done, just plug the jumpstarter in at home to start it up again.

It’s not just a car jump starter – the DBPower has a smart USB port to quickly and fully charge your laptop, phone, tablet and other devices.

With over 15,500 five-star reviews, this jumpstarter has a serious army of fans. One satisfied user called the charger “extremely handy” and wrote: “I’ve used it twice already! Charges quickly at home, keep it in my suitcase and it has all the attachments you could ever need!! And now I can help you someone else out if they’re in need!!”

Another fan said they have used the battery more than six times and it was “solid” each time. “I’ve helped a few people working in the parking lot, so I’ve used it on four different batteries and cars,” they wrote. “It has also been able to hold a 100 percent charge for at least a few months. It has paid for itself four times over. VERY happy with this product!”

Sure, the hope is you never will really must use a portable jump starter. But it’s important to be prepared in case it happens to you.

Shop it: DBPower portable car jump starter, $56 (was $93), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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