On February 20, 2017 the Globe and Mail published an online article by Andrew Clark in which he recalls passing up a man in need of a jump start because he simply didn’t have time. Mr. Clark shares that it wouldn’t have been a simple jump start at all, as they never are when using booster cables, and he had to pick up his kids within 20 minutes. This article caught our eye because all of Mr. Clark’s concerns would become a non-issue if he had a Weego!
Battery corrosion is a very common yet debilitating occurrence under the hood of your car. Too much corrosion build up will hinder the delivery of power from your battery to the rest of your vehicle, which means it could prevent you from starting your car!
If your lights are dimming, your radio sounds like it’s struggling, or your vehicle seems to have a hard time getting started, check out your battery terminals before assuming you need to replace it. If it looks as though there’s a lot of grime and buildup around the terminals (the posts where those big cables connect to your battery) then you’ve identified the culprit. The best part? It’s really easy to clean them yourself!
Winter is tough on cars, but nowhere is that more obvious than in the far north, where sub-zero temperatures are a regular ordeal. Such temperatures can make it impossible to start a vehicle, given that engine liquids can freeze and the cold can make it difficult for mechanical functions to get moving.
You’re first intention as a buyer is to get the best price – but with anything you buy, quality gets sacrificed as the price gets lower. There are lots of products that are OK to do on the cheap, but others where it absolutely pays to pay – and this is most true when it comes to batteries. Read More
If you’re familiar with our products you know we offer different Weego models for varying engine sizes – the larger the Weego model, the larger an engine it can jump – but why do larger engines need more power during a jump start?
Since winter is fast approaching it’s a good time to start prepping for those miserable conditions to best avoid an inconvenient or bad situation! Fortunately, AAA provides some great guidance and advice for the wet, cold and icy weather to come, so we summarized that information below: Read More
Last week Weego attended SEMA, which is the largest automotive show in the world and draws in over 150,000 enthusiasts to Las Vegas each fall. SEMA consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.
In light of the Samsung Note 7 fiasco, as well as the bad Hoverboard memories, we’d like to explain to you just what’s happening in those scary instances when a battery loses its temper aka catches fire.
In one of our old blog posts titled How do Batteries Work? we talked about how charge in a battery moves from one electrode to the other; however, these electrodes (Electrode #1 & Electrode #2 ) can NEVER come into contact with each other – that’s why there’s a super-important separator keeping the two away from each other. This separator is good at its job but it doesn’t like heat – heat makes the separator weak, and that’s no good. It’s also worth noting that these electrodes are surrounded by a flammable liquid/gel….