Electric Golf Carts typically are powered by six lead-acid batteries mounted on a metal rack under the seat. A 36 volt system has six 6 volt deep cycle batteries and a 48 volt system has six 8 volt batteries. This type of golf cart battery must have distilled water added on a regular basis. Each golf cart owner uses their golf cart differently and this pattern will determine how often the batteries will need to be maintained. If you utilize your golf cart 5 – 7 days per week playing golf, working around the house, or on the job then you must check the water level in each battery every 10 – 14 days. If you use your golf cart less than that then it is important to check your golf cart batteries at least once a month. It is not recommended that you add any additional acid to any battery.
Do not over fill the batteries. Fill each battery cell to within about one-eighth to one-quarter of an inch from the lower lip of the fill hole. This will allow the battery to “breathe” during the charging process. Distilled water should be added, if needed, after the charging cycle has been completed unless the tops of the internal plates are exposed. If you over fill the battery it can cause the battery to overflow during the charging cycle and allow acid from the battery to get on the golf carts body, chassis, frame work, and more then the corrosion and rusting process could begin.
To help with the watering of your golf cart batteries many people utilize a battery watering system that can be purchased from your local golf cart dealer or from the many online dealers.
Before charging your golf cart you should inspect the batteries. Visually check all terminals for frayed contacts and loose or damaged terminals. Inspect all battery terminals to insure that they are clean (free of corrosion) and each battery wire is tight and securely fastened to battery post.
During the “off season” the golf cart batteries should remain fully charged and be disconnected from the battery charger. Once the golf cart batteries are charged then the golf cart should be stored in a covered area. Check the batteries during the “off season” at least once every 30 days. The batteries should be recharged and the golf cart charger should be disconnect again once charging is complete. It is not recommended that you leave the battery charger connected to the golf cart during “off season” storage.
It is also important to keep your golf cart batteries clean and free of all debris. The batteries should be cleaned and neutralized with water and baking soda solution.
It sound like a lot of work but it really only takes a few minutes to properly maintain your golf cart batteries and when properly cared for your golf cart batteries will give you many years of high quality performance which, in return, will save you a lot of money.
If you need assistance or you have additional questions you should contact the service department at your local golf cart dealership.
Not to many years ago golf carts were basically used only for playing golf. Today, people have golf carts for many different uses. Electric golf carts are probably the most popular but gas golf carts can be an excellent option depending on your application.
If you enjoy playing golf on a regular basis then buying a used golf cart might be the right choice for you. Many golf courses offer a cart barn where individuals can store their personal golf carts for a small monthly fee. These storage barns offer a covered, or enclosed, area for you to protect your golf cart, golf clubs, and golfing gear. They have electricity available to allow you to charge your electric golf cart after each round of golf. With the rising cost of fuel this has become a very popular option for many golfers.
For those of you that are not golfers a used golf cart has become very popular over the last few years. Many people have found that a used golf cart can be an excellent tool to help with chores around the house, farm, or job site. Others use a golf cart as a form of transportation at the camp or the beach cabin.
There are many different golf cart accessories available for converting a basic used golf cart into a utility vehicle, a 4 passenger golf cart, a lifted golf cart, and even a hunting buggy. These converted golf carts
4 Passenger Golf Carts are one of the most popular conversions on the market today. You start with a standard 2 passenger golf cart, gas or electric, then you add a rear seat kit. These rear seat kits come in several different versions. A Basic rear seat kit will include a fixed position seat kit that is attached to the rear portion of the golf cart where the golf bags would normally be placed. This is the most economical option. The second option is a 2-n-1 rear seat kit. This is a rear seat kit that functions as a standard rear seat, but is hinged and can be folded out, or converted, into a cargo deck for hauling items. This is an excellent option for many golf cart owners because from time to time you need both the ability to carry additional passengers and the option to carry cargo, tools, parcels, and much more.
A gas golf cart is an excellent choice for many people and, when maintained properly, can last you and your family for many many years. So if you’re considering buying a used golf cart take the time and explore what a gas golf cart has to offer.
Many people think a gas golf cart motor is like the motor in your car, you turn it on and it runs continuously, this is not true. The engine on a gas golf cart automatically starts when you step on the accelerator. Once you release the accelerator the gas golf cart comes to stop and the engine automatically turns off. Also, a gas golf cart is fairly quiet. When properly maintained a gas golf cart will provide you with smooth, uninterrupted performance all day long.
If you live in a hilly terrain then a gas powered golf cart might be just what you need. A gas golf cart can offer you power, speed, and most of all endurance because the batteries will never run down. When you run out of gas just put more in and you keep on going.
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Maybe you’re in the market for a lifted gas golf cart. New lifted gas golf carts, also called side-by-side ATVs, have been around for years. Most of the major golf cart manufacturers build a lifted gas golf cart for off-road use. Although they each differ slightly any of them would make an excellent choice. If your budget doesn’t allow you to buy a new gas golf cart then you should visit your local used golf cart dealer and see what kind of a deal you can get on a used gas golf cart.
Many used golf cart dealers, and individuals, prefer to build their own lifted gas golf cart. You start with a standard used gas golf cart then, add a lift kit, off-road tires, and a heavy-duty suspension that will handle the rougher terrain. If you’re building your own lifted gas golf cart from a standard used golf cart you should also consider adding a skid plate to help protect the underside of the motor. Your local used golf cart dealer can help you with this. The next accessory you will probably add to your gas golf cart is either a rear seat kit or a cargo bed. The rear seat kit will help convert your two passenger gas golf cart into a four passenger gas golf cart. If a utility vehicle is more what you need then, the cargo bed is an excellent choice for your lifted gas golf cart.