Recently we donated two 66 Jump Starters to an organization called The Other Side Academy – a two-year re-educational and vocational program for men and women who have struggled with addiction, criminality, joblessness, and homelessness. While here, the students learn vocational and life skills, allowing them to emerge with a healthy life on “the other side”.
In addition to learning self-governance, the students are provided with opportunities to work within various vocations. As a self-sustaining institution, The Other Side Academy generates revenues from its training schools–The Other Side Movers and The Other Side Thrift Boutique to cover program expenses.
The academy has an automotive department and their team takes care of the moving trucks and the academy’s various vehicles. The automotive team also responds to calls around the valley. They usually have to go out a few times a week to give a jump. Their goal is to have a portable jump starter in each one of their moving trucks, and we were happy to have the opportunity to help them start on that goal!
We are proud to support The Other Side Academy and thank them for all their effort and hard work for Making It Better. For more information about this organization, please visit their website at theothersideacademy.com
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.
Since winter is here it’s a good time to make sure you are prepared for miserable weather 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
Christmas shopping for the family can be a stressful. Maybe mom’s a foodie while dad is more into golf. And, who knows what college kids want these days. The challenge of finding a thoughtful gift that caters directly to your recipient (while still being affordable), can leave you at your wits end. So, why not take the guessing and stress out of buying for the holidays – with Weego!
No matter your budget or the person you’re buying for – you’re sure to find a winning gift this holiday season using our Weego holiday gift guide.
Check out these great family gift ideas that everyone will love.
Anyone with a vehicle knows the dread of a dead battery and the hassle of getting it started. That’s why we designed Weego 22s for a single purpose: jump starting. We stripped away the extra features (charging & lighting) to make a more compact, affordable unit without sacrificing any of our safety protections. This unit is ideal for the space-conscious user who packs light but still needs power!
Perfect for: Motorcycles, passenger cars, ATVs, and more!
Weego 22 is compact yet powerful enough to keep your college student safe while away from home. It’s multi-functional power pack jump starts vehicles in just a matter of seconds and holds a charge for one year. It also features a high lumen flashlight and a USB port for recharging all of their portable devices and other accessories on-the-go.
Perfect for: Motorcycles, passenger cars, ATVs, and more!
With additional power and charge features, the Weego 44.1 is perfect for the busy moms on-the-go. It’s designed for jump starting larger engines- trucks & SUVs or for owning multiple vehicles. She’ll also be able to quickly charge anything from phones to tablets, power 12V tools and accessories, and run a 500-lumen flashlight for hours on end. And, with the winter season fast approaching, this is a great tool to have in her emergency kit.
Perfect for: cars, boats, trucks, SUVs and more!
Made with the professional in mind or just power hungry dad, the Weego 66.1 is our most powerful high-performance jump starter. It’s meant for larger gas engines and smaller diesel engines but can work on any vehicle on land or at sea. With the ability to charge anything from phones to laptops, power 12V tools and accessories, and run a 600-lumen flashlight for hours on end, this is a great tool for any emergency kit on land or in the water.
Perfect for: 12V equipment, any gas vehicle, smaller diesel engines.
Hurricane season runs from the beginning of June through to the end of November. The most active month being September. With the potential for severe weather situations, we suggest putting together a supplies kit to make sure you and your family are prepared in the event of an emergency.
Use this list as a starting point, and then think about any additional needs of your family. If you have infants, pets, or seniors in the family, they may require unique supplies beyond what is included in this list.
- A three day supply of non-perishable food
- Include paper plates and plastic utensils, and a manual can opener (if needed)
- A three day supply of water
- One gallon per person per day – to be used for drinking as well as sanitation
- Battery operated or hand-crank radio
- For storm updates, especially if cell phone signal is lost
- Extra batteries
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Small, basic tool set
- Wrench, pliers
Car & Electronics
- Cell phones with chargers
- Use text or social media to communicate with family and friends. Save phone calls for emergencies only.
- Weego Jump Starter
- This is a powerful, multi-purpose tool that can be used as a flashlight, to charge phones, and to jump start your car
- Road maps
- Full tank of gas
- Wipes, garbage bags, and personal hygiene items
- Glasses and contact lens solution
- A change of clothing
- Be aware of your climate as well as the weather conditions. Include a sturdy pair of shoes.
- First aid kit
- Prescription medications
- and non-prescription medications such as pain reliever or antacids
- Important documents
- Save electronically or in a water proof container
- Cash and change
Make a plan with your family for what to do in the event of an emergency. Make sure everyone in the family knows where the supply kit is, and that it is easily accessible and portable so you can easily take it with you as needed.
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.