WHAT ARE THE PROPER WATER LEVELS FOR MY BATTERIES?
This is the single most important maintenance item on an electric golf cart.
- Check your batteries electrolyte levels twice a month.
- Only fill batteries when they are fully charged. The only exception to this rule is if the lead plates in the cell are not covered by the electrolyte, in this case add just enough distilled water to cover the plates, charge the batteries then check and fill as needed.
- Fill the each cell with distilled water to the proper level there should be a 1/8 of an inch air gap between the bottom of the vent tube and the water in each cell. Over filling your batteries will shorten there life and lead to corrosion and stained concreate.
WHAT TIRE PRESSURE DO I NEED IN MY TIRES AND WHY?
Fill tires to the manufacturers recommended pressure, this information is located on the sidewall of each tire. Over-inflating your tires will shorten the life of your tires and under-inflating will shorten the life of your batteries and your tires. This balance will guarantee longer usage of your cart and longer battery life.
WHEN IS IT TIME TO REPLACE MY BATTERIES?
The short easy answer: Whenever the carts run time is not long enough for the required usage.
WHICH IS BETTER GAS OR ELECTRIC?
There is no right or wrong answer. It depends on your application and length of time using the cart. Electric carts are quiet and easy to maintain but require charging. Gas carts have unlimited run time but require more maintenance, not to mention they are loud!
WHY DO I ALWAYS HAVE CORROSION ON MY BATTERIES?
Corrosion cannot be eliminated unfortunately, but it can be controlled. Proper water levels and regular cleaning with a baking soda and water solution will greatly reduce corrosion.