One of the best things about golf cars is that many are powered by a battery instead of gasoline. If you own a battery-powered golf cart, make sure you’re following these maintenance tips to ensure you get as much use out of your battery as possible:
- Many owners of golf cars think they can run their golf cart until the battery is almost or completely empty. However, you should charge your golf cart’s battery every time you use it, and avoid operating your golf cart when the battery is partially charged.
- Inspect your battery and its terminal on a regular basis. Make sure the connectors and cables are intact and tight at all times.
- To extend the life of your battery, never let it slip below 80 percent of its rated capacity.
- If you don’t plan to use your golf cart for a few weeks, charge the batteries completely and fill them. Then, store your golf cart in a cool place that won’t drop below 32 degrees.
- If you want to use your golf cart while the charger is operating, unplug it from the wall before you disconnect the plug in the vehicle. This will prevent a spark from igniting near the batteries.
- Clean the top of your golf cart batteries often to ensure they stay clean and are free from dirt and corrosion.
If you want to know more about keeping batteries for golf cars in good shape, contact us! We’re always more than happy to provide further information.