Golf Car Maintenance Tips
Regular maintenance of your golf car is the key to keeping your car in the best condition for as long as possible.
Here are some common and simple Golf Car Maintenance Tips for your use!
- Maintenance of Golf Car Batteries
- Periodically Check on Tires and Suspension
- Exterior Protection of Golf Car
- Maintaining Gasoline Car Engine
Maintenance of Golf Cart Batteries
Batteries are considered to be one of the most important aspects of your electric golf car, so it is vital to keep them regularly checked, updated and charged. Always use a golf cart battery charger to charge it. Look for battery terminal connections and ensure that the connectors and the posts are free of corrosion. It is also important to occasionally clean the terminals using a soft battery brush.
Once the batteries are a bit older, make sure that the battery acid levels are correct and the battery plates are sufficiently covered with liquid. This will ensure that fewer acid levels can harm the battery and thus avoid unnecessary repairs. Moreover, a battery hydrometer can be used to identify if any battery is faulty and requires to be replaced. Incase of a faulty battery, it is important to replace it as soon as possible, to avoid other batteries from getting defected as well.
Check the Tires and Suspension Frequently
The tire pressure of your golf car must be regularly checked and maintained with a tire pressure gauge to keep the correct tire inflation. Keeping your tires inflated with a regular air compressor and air chuck, can keep your golf car tires in good condition and extend its life. Do remember that under-inflation can lead to excessive wear, due to this the engine will need to work harder to rotate the wheels.
To maintain the suspension, it is highly recommended to inspect the undercarriage of the golf cart every six months. This is to ensure that the suspension parts are in good tact. In addition, it is important to check if the cart springs are working well, without cracking and damaging. It is advisable to use a grease gun to keep your suspension and steering parts in excellent condition and fully functional. If your tires, suspension and steering parts are well-maintained your vehicle will be safe and function well. At Golf Cars Unlimited, we render international level services that will keep your vehicle in the best condition possible. For further questions about how to maintain your golf car or to know more about our regular maintenance and repair services, please give us a call or visit our location.
Protect the Body of the Golf Cart
Usually a golf cart paint scheme can be expensive, ranging from a basic one-color coating to an elaborate custom design. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye on the paint and the seat-cushion to protect the value of your golf cart. Cover your cart with an exterior cover to protect it from heat, rain and dust. You can also try a good layer of Carnauba paste wax on the exterior of your car, to keep the paint from fading and discolouring due to exposure from the sun. Moreover, you can also protect your vehicle’s cloth seat and non-cloth seat covers with a quality leather-protection product to keep the car from wearing out.
Maintaining Gasoline Engine
Gas-powered golf cars are stronger that battery-powered carts; hence gasoline golf car maintenance is equally important.
Here are a few steps for maintaining your gasoline engine:
- Replace the fuel filter every year to protect the fuel system.
- Replace the spark plugs every two to five years depending on the use of the car.
- Inspect your drive belt for any cracks, dry rot, missing component,and replace if required.
Maintenance of your gasoline-powered car may cost a little more than usual, however, it can help you avoid costly repairs in the long run, which definitely makes it worth the investment.
Our Golf Car Maintenance services also include winter storage. Our winter storage services offer protection for low-speed cars by storing it in our special designated storage area. This is especially useful during the cold winter months to avoid the engine from freezing, damaging of paint and much more, which could result in more unnecessary costs. This is why, we offer a winter storage for your low speed vehicle, along with the right maintenance services, so that you can make full use of your vehicle after the cold winter months. Please give us a call on 609-624-0400 or visit 1882 North Route 9, Clermont, NJ 08210 for more information about maintenance and storage.