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With experience now from over 2,000 free-of-charge roadside assists as a hobby, I have a website which includes information about my new unique book, “Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns”, as well as other related material.   Please check it out, and if you like it, pass the link to others.  The book is designed to empower others to prevent and contend with vehicle breakdowns.  My bet is that you’ll find it useful and interesting.

Check the website:

Let me hear what you think of it.

Still saving the world one broken down motorist at a time!

Walt Brinker


    1. Walt, had your book existed at the time it would have been required reading for my three sons. Your emphasis on tires is right on…they are often neglected until it is too late. Good job.

      1. Walter,

        Your sons will never be too old to benefit from the book. Most folks I stop for are adults.

        My 10-year old grandson spotted a copy in my car, asked for his own, and has read the book – understanding it!

        Check the air in your spare,


    2. Hello Walt, loved the on air press about you. I just wanted to let you know, you don’t need the long jumper cables. I bought a self-jumper from Lowe’s Home Improvement I think. You charge it up and then you just carry it over to the car in need hook up the cables to the car and jump it. No need for another car. I bought it for myself because I have gotten stuck when no one else was around to jump me, so I carry it in my car, but I have ended up using it many times for other people in parking lots mostly Walmart parking lots where you can’t always park conveniently to jump someone off. Also it’s easier than having to hook up your car. The self jumpers only run $50 – $65, fyi.

      1. Gina,

        Good info. Thank you. I carry a portable jumper battery mainly to power my 12-v compressor for low tires, but it also works on other cars. Until I got my JNC660 jumper battery, my jumper usually was too weak to jump a large engine with a dead battery; so I’d use my cables. Cables are the best way still to charge another car’s dead battery.

    1. Tanji, I’m thrilled that my letter reached you, and that you blogged that most complimentary piece on your website. Also, great to see that the plywood square I gave you is still in your trunk! My book, on pages 47 and 48, recounts our original meeting on I-10, citing the need to provide stability for a vehicle jack while lifting a car to change a tire. Mega-Smiles, Walt

  1. walt, saw you on great day houston. congrats on your book. i still have the piece of plywood you thoughtfully gave me some years ago. you obviously have a passion for this. karen toda

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