BMW ON Member Tested – Weego Jump Starter
Has this ever happened to you? It’s a beautiful late Sunday afternoon, and you jump on your bike for one last weekend ride before your work week begins. You pull over to photograph some spectacular fall color, and just as you realize you’re running late for dinner you’re expected to attend, you turn the ignition key and nothing happens. You try again. Still nothing. You’re in the middle of nowhere and not going anywhere soon.
If you’re lucky, a nearby friend or relative might be able to help you or you’ve go your Owner’s Anonymous book to bail you out. If not, your only alternative is to call Roadside Assistance and wait. If only you had known your battery was struggling.
Three times over the past year and a half I’ve experienced dead batteries, twice in airport parking lots late at night and the third time in my own garage. While the battery and charging system in my Honda Accord were fine, my problems were traced to my own stupidity and leaving my dome lights on.
Luckily, both airports had jump services available to bail me out there, and I’ve got a battery charger in my garage. Short of listening to my wife and tying a piece of string around my finger reminding me to check my dome lights, a better solution is to carry a portable jump starter battery.
Article written by John Wetli – BMW ON Member
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