How to Maintain You Club Car Electric Golf Cart
Practice regular preventive maintenance to preserve the life of your vehicle.
Your Club Car electric golf cart is designed and built to deliver years of worry-free driving pleasure. To keep your vehicle in good working condition and preserve its life, practice regular preventive maintenance.
Don’t Neglect the Batteries
Take the following steps to avoid damage and maximize the life of your batteries:
- Charge the batteries after each use. Never leave batteries discharged overnight or longer than absolutely necessary.
- If your vehicle is not equipped with the single-point watering system, check your electrolyte level weekly and add water if needed.
- If your vehicle is equipped with the single-point watering system, water batteries monthly or according to the
- watering interval you’ve established, following the instructions in your owner manual.
- Charge the batteries before adding water, unless the electrolyte level is below the top of the plates. In that case,
- add just enough water to cover the plates. Then charge the batteries and check the level again. Never charge the batteries when the plates are exposed above the electrolyte level. To maximize the life of your batteries, add only distilled water. Do not overfill the batteries. Fully tighten the battery caps to prevent electrolyte leakage.
- Make sure the battery hold-downs are tight enough so that the batteries do not move while the vehicle is in motion. Do not over-tighten, as this can cause the battery case to crack or buckle. Inspect the terminal connections regularly to ensure that they are clean and tight. Replace any worn insulation or frayed wires.
- Keep the batteries clean and free of corrosion by washing the tops and terminals monthly. Use a solution of one cup baking soda per one gallon of water. Do not allow the solution to enter the batteries. Thoroughly rinse the solution off the batteries. Fully tighten the battery terminals. Let the terminals dry, then coat them with Battery Terminal Protector spray, which is available from your local Authorized Club Car Dealer. Properly dispose of waste water.
You’ll also need to perform regular maintenance on your Club Car every six months or every 50 hours of operation.
This is the time to:
- Check the pressure in your tires and adjust, if necessary.
- Have a trained technician inspect your vehicle’s brake system, electrical system, front wheel alignment, camber
- and toe-in. Proper toe-in ensures that the front wheels are pointing slightly inward to reduce wear.
- Lubricate or have a trained service technician lubricate your charge receptacle, brake system and front suspension.
- If you have a single-point watering system, manually check or have a trained service technician check the
- electrolyte levels on all battery cells to verify correct valve operation.
Have a trained service technician check your transaxle and pedal group assembly and lubricate as needed annually or every 100 hours of operation.
Don’t Assault your Batteries!
Be especially careful to follow the detailed instructions regarding battery maintenance in your owner’s manual. Leaving batteries discharged, overfilling batteries or adding water at inappropriate times can severely damage your batteries.
If you have any questions regarding your maintenance issues, see your owner’s manual or please contact us at No Limit Carts 865-465-8124.