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Get a harbor freight solar security light the biggest one they sell. It has a remote solar collector you can put outside and they produce reasonable amounts of light with a motion detector to turn on when you need it. I don't think you can make one as inexpensive as they sell one.


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My take is slightly different, though related to what has been said. Obviously, LED lighting is the way to go. The reason for this is because the for the amount of light, it uses very little battery to operate (very low power consumption). The problem lies in the fact you need a few LED lights to make enough light to see anything with any real clarity. My ...


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Battery operated flashlights or worklights which share batteries with your cordless tools would be a good option. These will allow you to work on the car even with a dead or disconnected battery. Choosing the right tool will give you either an area light or a focused light. Examples from one manufacturer: Other major makers such as DeWalt and Milwaukee ...


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A "dead" car battery can still have more than enough juice to run things like LED lights, phone chargers, etc. - and lots of us have one kicking round the workshop we haven't got round to disposing of. Sticking one in your boot (sorry, trunk) to take with you is easy enough, and then charge it as far as possible when you get back to civilisation. If you're ...


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There are a number of ways to do this, but the two that come immediately to mind are battery-powered LED work lights. (A quick internet search will turn up many). Two varieties might be of use/interest to you. Some can be powered by the vehicle's battery which is convenient unless you're doing something like replacing a flat battery. Others have their ...


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Another point noone's raised - one could assume the wheels are straight normally. If they're over at lock already, a driver might get a surprise when they get in and drive off, especially if they're in hurry. Wouldn't take very long at all to strike something/one nearby, like walls, kerb/curbs, people or other parked cars.


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Gravel would be better than parking on dirt, mud, straight grass, or anything with a lot of water in it. However its not ideal. The problem is exactly as you state - water rises and slowly damages your price-and-joy. This may not be an issue if you trade up yearly, but personally my two cars are 26 and 42 years old. In order of best to worst Inside a ...



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