Just like a car needs routine maintenance and checkups, a golf cart needs golf cart maintenance. Depending on the type of golf cart you are using (electric or gas), there will be different things to check. With routine golf cart maintenance, you will be able to keep your golf cart running and avoid any major fixes that can interrupt your budget and your swing time.
For electric golf carts, under-watering the battery with distilled water is one of the most common reasons for battery damage. When batteries are not watered correctly, the electrolyte level will go below the plates, which means part of the battery will no longer be a part of the chemical process that makes the battery run. When this happens for an extended amount of time, this material will turn to sulfate, which is an irreversible process, and the battery will have to be replaced.
In gas golf carts, typical golf cart maintenance involves the oil, clutches, air filter element, and spark plug. All but the clutches should be changed at least every twelve months.
Both gas and electric golf carts will require tire maintenance, which is the same as regular automobiles. Check the tire pressure, brakes, and wear patterns. Uneven wear usually means an alignment problem, or perhaps the tires will just need to be rotated.
Here at Golf Cars of Hickory, we offer golf cart repair and maintenance. We are located in Hickory, NC and service all surrounding areas for a 60-mile radius. For more information on maintaining your golf cart, please contact us.