It’s no coincidence your car battery seems to struggle more during the winter months – cold has a significant effect on a battery’s ability to generate power. To understand why, you first should know the very basics of how a battery works.
If you live anywhere vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters or events: floods, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, snowstorms, blackouts, electric grid failures, and more, it’s important to have a plan and gather emergency preparedness supplies ahead of time. “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best” may be cliché, but certainly true.
What many people do not realize is there’s more to a successful attempt to jump start a battery than just having a capable jump starter. In the following article, we have detailed the two biggest culprits of failed jump starts.
Myth-busting Nonsensical Claims of the Competition | At Weego we understand why you would want to know the answer to the question: do portable jump starters work multiple times on just one charge? We can confidently say yes, however, the more difficult question is how many times?
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.
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!