Steps of golf cart maintenance

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Golf cart should be maintained in regular time. If possible, you should general check up your golf cart every week, and make a good tune-up every few months to extend life of your golf cart. It will keep your golf cart in good working condition too. There are 3 steps on golf cart maintenance.

First step, cleaning batteries

Batteries are an electric cart's energy source, so their maintenance is crucial. Washing off the top of the batteries every week will keep them working at peak performance and extend the life of the batteries. A solution of about 2 tablespoons of baking soda per gallon of water will neutralize the acid, but it does not clean the batteries. Drippings from improperly washed batteries can stain finished concrete surfaces. Hose down between the batteries, all sides of the battery racks and the body panel's walls, especially if they are metal. Use an old paintbrush to scrape away the residual scum. After the batteries are cleaned, check the water levels. The electrolyte water levels in each battery cells is important to generating power. This level should be just below the cell collar, or about an inch beneath the top of the battery. Overfilling this cell is a common mistake that shortens a battery's life, spills acid everywhere and causes more maintenance problems.

Second step, tire pressure

Maintain tire pressure at about 20 to 25 PSI. Tire repair foam from an aerosol can will not permanently fix a slow-leaking tire. Have a professional plug the leak, which costs about $5. The wear of tire tread should be uniform across the tire's width. If the center is over worn, the tire is probably overinflated. If the tire's outer edges are worn, the sidewalls may be cracked or air is leaking from a hole caused by a nail or golf tee. Your golf cart may need a front-end inspection and alignment if one tire shows more wear than another.

Third step, storage golf cart/ cover golf cart

When you not use your golf cart, park it outdoor. You should be careful about harmful natural elements, such as rain, dust, bird droppings, snow, rust, UV rays, etc. One of best way is covering your golf car by golf cart cover. Quality golf cart covers will keep your golf cart in good condition, and against those harmful elements.

(Resource: ehow.com and www.thepandacover.com.)

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