If you want your electric golf cart to perform well, you need to maintain its battery correctly. Whatever type of golf cart you have, may it be a Club Car, a Garia or a Tomberlin golf cart, you can refer to the list of golf cart maintenance tips provided below.
- Keep Them Clean and Dry
Clean the batteries using a bristle brush and a homemade cleaning solution that consists of water and baking soda. Don’t forget to take off your jewelry and wear gloves and eye protection. You can also reduce the risk of corrosion and rust on the cables by spraying them with an anti-corrosive solution.
- Water Your Golf Cart Battery Cells, But Don’t Overfill Them
The battery cells, also known as water fill holes, should be filled with distilled water (not tap water) about ¼ to ½ inch above the plates. You need to monitor your batteries more frequently when filling to ¼ inch above; however, filling to ½ inch above the plates is expected to build up more acid on the top part of the batteries.
- Charge Golf Cart Batteries Frequently
It’s suggested that you charge your batteries after each use. Lead acid batteries are not like cell phone batteries; waiting until they’re discharged completely before recharging them will not extend their lifespan or capacity.
If you’re not using the golf cart frequently you should still perform a refresh charge every 45 to 60 days. This should be done more frequently if you live in areas like Myrtle Beach with a hot and humid climate. We understand that this might be hard for those who only use their golf cart on a seasonal basis. However, if you use a golf cart battery charger that has an advanced storage mode function, you will obtain an automatic refresh charge every once in a while provided that the charger is connected to your golf cart even though you are away.
If storing lead acid batteries for an extended period of time, avoid freezing temperatures and temperatures over 120 degrees Fahrenheit, as well as direct exposure to heat.
For best results, consult the service department at Best Golf Cars. You can also check out Trojan Battery’s detailed guide to deep-cycle battery maintenance for more details. (include outbound link to: https://www.trojanbattery.com/tech-support/battery-maintenance/)
Call Best Golf Cars and get more information from the pros. Our team is always ready to help.
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1400 Enterprise Ave.
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29578
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Myrtle Beach, SC