Golf Cart Maintenance Tips and the Definitive Guide

565 Published by BSLBATT Mar 15,2024

If your golf cart battery is not properly maintained, the cost can be very high.


Choosing the Right Golf Cart Battery

Generally speaking, a properly maintained lead-acid battery will last four to five years (10 years for BSL lithium batteries), but cheaper batteries won’t last that long.

It is important to buy good quality batteries. A good battery brand to consider is BSlbatt.


Battery Maintenance tips golf carts

Jewelry and metal should be removed

Jewelry (watches and rings) must be removed when servicing the battery. It is dangerous to touch the metal on the battery.

Always wear gloves and eye protection when welding metal to a golf cart battery. If you want to check or charge the battery, wear safety goggles and thick rubber gloves. Batteries contain corrosive acids that may be hazardous to your health.


Make sure the electrolyte level is correct

Once the battery is fully charged. The electrolyte level in each battery should be checked regularly (based on how often the battery is used) to ensure that the lead plates are always submerged in water. Dried batteries will lose capacity and may catch fire.


Using salt to electrolyze water can replenish electrolytes

When refilling with distilled water, fill the pool only to cover the plate. During charging, overfilling may cause acid to escape from the cap and corrode the metal frame and cables. Battery powered water bottle prevents spills and leaks.


You need to connect the battery to the

Routinely check the connector for corrosion and sealing. If connections are loose or corroded, contact a service technician.


Golf Cart Battery Cleaning

Use baking soda or cola to remove acid from the terminals. When dirt, dust, or grass blocks the battery connection, the golf cart may lose power. A battery acid spill can have the same effect.

Clean the top and sides of your golf cart to ensure it continues to perform well every day for long-term use. You can clean electrical components with a hose, but do not get them wet. A short circuit may occur as a result.


Golf Cart Gas Engine Maintenance Tips

Engine oil, air filter element and spark plugs should be changed once a year.


Golf cart lithium battery maintenance tips

Battery life of lithium (lifepo4) batteries, over time they will lose their ability to charge. If not properly cared for and maintained, the capacity of lithium batteries will be permanently lost.

Lithium-iron batteries have a life expectancy of 8-15 years, depending on their use. BSlbatt LiFeP04 offers 3500 full charge cycles or 6000 partial charge cycles! A full charge cycle occurs when a battery is fully charged, fully discharged, and then fully charged again. Batteries left unused for long periods of time will eventually fail and shorten their life expectancy.

It is recommended that all unused lithium batteries and cells undergo at least one complete maintenance cycle (charge to 100% SOC (state of charge), discharge to 100% DoD (depth of discharge), charge to 50% SoC) every 6-12 months.

The LiFeP04 battery will slowly self-discharge when stored and not in use, regardless of how you maintain and store it. Because the Bluetooth module consumes power, the self-discharge rate of your battery will be higher if it has Bluetooth features. You can maintain a better state of health and increase the energy produced by your battery by checking it regularly.



A gas vehicle’s clutch is a very important part of its operation and should be checked every 12 months. Your car may become sluggish and have difficulty climbing hills if they perform poorly.


Exhaust pipe and muffler

Our service technicians should inspect your exhaust pipe or muffler if you notice that your engine is getting louder or smelling exhaust.


Maintenance of tires

It is very important to maintain your tires, but it is often overlooked.

Make sure your tires are filled to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure (20-22 psi for most tires). It is possible for under-inflated tires to cause uneven wear, shorten the life of your tires, and cause your stroller to perform less efficiently.

An alignment problem can also cause uneven wear. Your tires can become misaligned if you hit a curb or hole. The alignment should be checked and the tires rotated if necessary. You can extend the life of your tires by maintaining proper tire pressure, rotating them, and aligning them.

A tire wall that is cracked or separated indicates it needs to be replaced.


Maintenance of brakes

Every six months, trolley brakes should be inspected and serviced. Inspection, cleaning, and adjustment of pads, drums, cables, and pedals are included in this process. If the brakes are not maintained properly, they can cause costly repairs and can also pose a risk to the passengers of the vehicle.

We recommend you have your brake pedal checked by a service technician if it is too low or squeaking.


Rear diff

Oil levels should be checked every 12 months. The cost of repairing oil leaks can be high.

It is possible that there is an oil leak if you notice oil or excessive dirt on the outside of the differential.

Maintenance and storage:

Six months have passed since the golf cart was leftPrepare your golf cart for 6 months or more of non-use by following these steps:

  • Remove any dirt, dust, or debris that has accumulated on your golf cart. During storage, this will help prevent damage.
  • Make sure the battery is fully charged and that it is at the right level. Insufficiently charged batteries may lose charge over time, resulting in battery damage.
  • To prevent battery drain during storage, disconnect the battery cables from the battery terminals.
  • Make sure your tires are inflated to the recommended pressure levels by checking their pressure. During storage, this will prevent flat spots on the tires.
  • Prevent rust and corrosion by applying a layer of wax or protectant to the golf cart’s body and any chrome or metal parts.
  • Dust and debris can be kept out of the golf cart by covering it with a breathable cover or tarp.
  • Put your golf cart in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Check your golf cart regularly during storage to ensure it is in good working order. To keep the battery charged and prevent mechanical issues, schedule regular starts and runs of the golf cart if you plan on storing it for 6 months or more.

Following these expert tips and steps will ensure your golf cart is properly maintained, stored, and protected so you can enjoy it for years to come.

Whether you’re a casual cruiser or an enthusiast, maintaining your golf cart is essential for optimal performance and longevity. Just a little effort and attention will keep your golf cart running smoothly so you can focus on what really matters – enjoying Florida!

Experience the benefits of a well-maintained golf cart by implementing these maintenance tips today.

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