Battery-Powered Electric Golf Cart Check List
Virtually every golf course in America depends on the use of motorized golf carts. Although electric golf carts are generally very dependable, they still need to be properly maintained. Here are some important maintenance tips for the owners of a battery-powered golf cart.
Inspect the lights
The brake lights, taillights, turn signals, and headlights all need to be in working order. This is especially true for the street-legal golf carts. Most faulty lights are caused by either a bad bulb or a blown fuse.
Low tire pressure forces an electric golf cart’s motor to consume too much of the battery’s energy supply. Always check the tire pressure with a digital gauge prior to driving the golf cart. A leaky tire can usually be traced to a puncture or cut.
In order to work effectively, golf cart batteries need to be fully recharged on a regular basis. Deep cycle batteries also need to be periodically refilled with distilled water. If you notice the presence of wet spots under the battery, this is a key indication that the battery is leaking fluid. When selecting a replacement battery, remember that wholesale golf cart batteries are typically less expensive. To ensure the longevity of a golf cart battery, the terminals need to remain free of corrosion at all times. Placing electrical grease around the battery terminals is a great way to prevent oxidation.
Mirrors and windshield
Dirty windshields and mirrors can dramatically impair a driver’s visibility. Before heading out to the course, clean your golf cart’s windshield using a mild glass cleaner and a lint-free towel.
Check the steering wheel
The steering system is one of the most neglected components on a golf cart. Occasionally greasing the steering system will certainly help to minimize the amount of wear and tear placed on the steering column.
Examine the brakes
The braking system is the most important safety feature on a golf cart. If the brakes begin to squeal or experience a decrease in performance, they need to be examined as soon as possible.
Before attempting to travel long distances, take the time to test the gears on your golf cart. Be sure that the transmission selector switch has been completely pushed into the correct slot before calling a repairman to fix the issue.