WHY IS MY ELECTRIC GOLF CAR DEAD?
If you go to start your golf cart and nothing happens, the first place to check for the problem is the batteries.
A voltmeter will determine the amount of volts in each golf car battery. If the cart goes without charge for a long time, the batteries may lack the minimum voltage required to restart. In this instance, please call the service department to schedule an appointment.
Golf cart batteries also need water added regularly to them. There should be enough to cover the conductive plates without filling the water all the way to the cap. We recommend adding water every 3-6 weeks. Keep in mind that the battery contains acid, so be sure to wear gloves and protective eyewear. Avoid spills if possible and immediately clean anything that does spill.
Batteries also lose their efficiency with age. This is something to consider if you bought the cart used or have owned it for many years. (If you’re looking to buy a used golf cart, be sure to ask about the age of the battery. If you want to know how old or how much life is left in your golf cart batteries, contact us to do a discharge test.
If you notice any corrosion around the terminals, gently clean it with a soft brush and a solution of water and baking soda. This is also an ideal time to check for any broken cables or frayed wires.
The best way to preserve your battery’s life is to fully charge your golf cart after every use.
If you think you need your golf car batteries replaced, contact our service department for a quote.