Golf cart maintenance is an important task that every homeowner should know. Keep in mind that golf carts are not cheap nor a one time investments. You will need to continuously spend money on it to ensure it is in proper working condition. Similarly with cars, it needs to undergo regular checkups and tune-ups. Its parts need to be replaced when worn out.
To ensure that you are doing a great job, below is a list of golf cart maintenance tips that you can follow.
For electric golf carts:
- Wash the batteries on a monthly basis to prevent accumulation of dirt and debris that might clog the batteries.
- Refill the batteries with distilled water. Make sure you use only distilled water or reverse osmosis water. These are the only liquids that are safe to be used with your golf cart batteries. Other types of water may damage the batteries. Water level in each battery cell should be at least 1 and 1/2 inches from the top and the plate covers should be covered.
- Charge batteries every time after using the cart. Even if you did not drain the battery, it is important to always keep it fully charged especially if you are going to be storing it.
- Have a professional tighten the battery nuts at least 2 to 3 time each year. This will help you ensure that all connections are tight and that there are no poor or loose connections particularly in the battery area.
- Check tire pressure once every month. Just like in cars, the tires of your electric golf cart should be maintained at an appropriate pressure. Otherwise, it will not run safely and efficiently.
- Take your electric golf cart to a professional for a preventive maintenance checkup at least once a year. This will help ensure your cart is running smoothly and that there are no hidden issues in the cart.
- Keep the batteries of your electric golf cart fully charged even if you are not using it and it is currently in storage. Having a fully charged battery is essential to the condition of the electric golf cart even if it is not being used.
For gas powered golf carts:
- Every month, have a golf cart maintenance expert check the oil level of your gas powered golf cart. If it is not in the right level, have the professional adjust as necessary.
- At least once a month, check the condition of the belts in your golf cart, particularly including the starter/generator belt, which should be set at a 90 degree deflection between the pulleys when twisted. Another belt that should be checked is the drive belt. It should not have any cracks present. Otherwise, you will need to replace it with a new one.
- Fill the gas tank before storing your gas powered golf cart for a long time. It also helps to add a fuel stabilizer to the fuel to extend its lifetime.
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