Just like a standard street vehicle, your golf car needs regular maintenance to stay in good condition. Here at Golf Cars of Hickory, we offer comprehensive golf car maintenance services, but we also understand that many people like to take care of at least some of the basics themselves. In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of how to maintain the various parts of your golf car so that you have a better idea of how to take care of yours.
- Battery- A big part of golf car maintenance, especially for electric models, is battery care. Make sure to wear protective gloves and eyewear when maintaining the battery, even when you’re just charging it. When refilling the water supply, make sure it does not overflow, and use only distilled water to ensure that there’s no unexpected reaction. Lastly, make sure the battery is free of corrosion and debris.
- Engine- Just like with standard car maintenance, golf car maintenance also involves regular changes to the oil, spark plug, and air filters—usually once every 12 months. Aside from that, we at Golf Cars of Hickory recommend bringing your car in for a regular checkup, particularly to keep an eye on the clutch.
- Tires- Also exactly like regular car maintenance, another essential part of golf car maintenance is to keep your tires inflated to the proper temperature and to have them regularly rotated and aligned. Our team recommends having your tires checked at least once a year, but if you hit a big bump it’s a good idea to have them checked right away.
- Brakes- Lastly, you should have your golf car’s brakes checked once every six months to ensure that everything is working correctly and that your car stays safe to drive. Our team at Golf Cars of Hickory will check your pads, pedal, cables, and drums, and correct anything that is out of alignment.