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How Often Should You Service Your Golf Cart?

Posted in Golf Carts

Just like any other vehicle, a golf cart needs routine maintenance to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. And just like other vehicles, what kind of cart you have depends on what kind of golf cart maintenance plan you should have. 

Gas Golf Cart Maintenance  

  • Check tires periodically for any signs of uneven wear and, if necessary, replace, repair or rotate tires. Tires should be filled at around 20 psi.
  • Check battery routinely for signs of corrosion and clean if necessary.
  • Check all belts annually for wear.
  • Check oil levels routinely. Change oil and filters once a year, twice a year if cart gets heavy use.
  • Change spark plugs yearly.
  • Always use clean, unleaded fuel only and avoid any dirt or water getting into the gas tank as this may harm the engine.
  • Clean exterior of cart monthly, being careful not to get the engine components wet. 

Electric Golf Cart Maintenance 

Besides the charging unit, the battery is the key component of the electric golf cart. Check the battery every 30 days for signs of corrosion and clean if necessary using two tablespoons of baking soda to one gallon of water. Check the battery every three days or so during heavy usage periods to make sure water levels are correct. If not, use distilled water to fill it to the appropriate level.

  • Check tire pressure routinely to make sure pressure is around 20 psi. Look for signs of wear and replace or repair if necessary.
  • Do not overcharge your batteries or let your battery charge run all the way out. Both can affect the operation of your cart.
  • Clean exterior of cart carefully with soap and water.

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