Electric Golf Car Maintenance

TAKING CARE OF YOUR ELECTRIC GOLF CAR

1. Check the level in your batteries once a week.  Do this by opening up each cap on the batteries and look at the level of the water, fill each hole to cover the plates.  Use distilled water.

2. Tighten the nuts on each battery cable connection.  Each time the batteries are charged it gets hot and then when it’s not charging, it cools down.  This makes the nuts back off of the studs, so you need to check and tighten at least weekly to make sure that your connections are good.

3. Charge your batteries each time you aren’t using the car, unless you are using it off and on all day-then charge overnight.  When charging, prop your seat up to allow the batteries to “off-gas” while charging.  “Off-gassing” promotes corrosion of the battery posts and cables, so allowing the gasses to not be trapped and dropped back onto the batteries is the best way to keep this from happening.

4. It is okay and even recommended that you wash the battery compartment.  Use a water hose and spray it down.  This will keep your connections clean and help keep from “shorting out”, as well as keeping your car’s frame from corroding as fast.

5. Use a battery protectant spray that you can get at a car parts store or Wal-Mart at least once a month.  Spray each battery post after you have tightened each connection.

6. Check your tires for proper air pressure and fill as needed.

7. About once every 3 months, spray WD-40 in the key switch and charger receptacle on the car.  This keeps them lubricated and easy to use.

8. If you are really aggressive in keeping up your car, you can grease the grease zerts that are located on the undercarriage of the car.  Each car is different, so you will have to look for them.

You will have many years of enjoyment by doing this basic steps.  Remember, if you have any questions or concerns, give us a call at 337-882-1168.  Thank you and we hope you enjoy your golf car!

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