How to Winterize and Store a Golf Cart

How to Winterize and Store a Golf Cart

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You can enjoy your golf cart year-round if you’re lucky enough to live in a warm climate. But for those who live in areas with cold winters, it’s important to take steps to winterize your golf carts and store them safely until the warmer weather returns.

This article outlines important golf cart storage tips to keep your electric golf cart safe in winter.

Charge Golf Cars Smartly

One of the most important things you can do to winterize your golf cart is to ensure the battery is properly charged. A fully charged battery lasts longer in cold weather and is less likely to freeze. You can plug your battery into a standard household outlet overnight.

Once your battery is fully charged, it’s a good idea to disconnect it from the charger. This helps prevent any potential damage from a power surge.

Clean and Neutralize the Battery Terminals

When left on the battery terminal, debris, including dust and corrosion, could create a conducive environment.

Therefore, create a neutralizer with ingredients such as baking soda and water and clean the terminals using a wire brush. Clean the terminals to eliminate any conductive pathways that could promote discharge during winter.

Check Water Levels

Some golf cart batteries usually have water within the individual cells. Batteries should have a perfect water level, so they do not break down over the colder months.

The golf cart batteries should contain adequate water, covering the internal plates, but not overfilling because the action dilutes the electrolyte leading to a decreasing charging power. Never add acid to the battery because the manufacturers have already balanced the electrolytes.

Therefore, inspect the battery water levels, and if low, top off the level with recommended distilled water.

Clean Your Electric Golf Cart Before Parking

It’s also important to clean your golf cart before storing it for the winter. This removes any dirt or debris that could damage the paint or finish. Use a mild soap and water solution to wash down the exterior of your cart. Be sure to rinse the electric golf cart thoroughly.

Park in a Garage Or a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit for Winter

Park in a Garage Or a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit 

Parking in the driveway or the street might be convenient sometimes. However, for electric golf cart owners, keeping the vehicle inside a garage during winter can be a major difference maker. The relative warmth of the garage keeps the battery charged longer, so the battery lasts longer.

Parking indoors should be a priority always, whether at the shopping centers, during sporting events, or at other opportunities where you have the option.

Check Tires Regularly 

In cold weather, it’s important to check your golf cart’s tires regularly to ensure they’re properly inflated and in good condition.

If you live in Coachella Valley, where the temperature regularly drops below freezing, you’ll need to take special precautions to keep your golf cart running well during winter.

One of the most important things you can do is ensure the tires are properly inflated. You should also check for any signs of wear or damage and replace any worn or damaged tires as soon as possible.

Making sure your golf cart’s tires are in good condition is one of the most important things you can do to minimize maintenance costs and keep it running correctly when it’s playtime again.

Stock Up on Electric Golf Cart Supplies for Winter

Stock Up on Electric Golf Cart Supplies 

While winter may not be the best time to own a golf cart, you may still need to haul some items from point A to point B. Thus, it would be best if you are adequately prepared for the challenging driving terrain.

Keep waterproof gloves when driving your golf cart in winter to ensure proper grip and maintain a hold on the steering.

Stock a tire chains, a small snow shovel, and an ice scraper to help you with traction. Remember, if you need assistance with electric golf cart maintenance or supplies in winter, you can always contact Luxe Electric Cars. Our staff is always willing to help you.

Conclusion

Owning a golf cart in winter can be challenging, but following these simple tips can keep your golf cart running well and minimize maintenance.

Make sure to check the water levels in the battery, clean off any debris or corrosion on the terminals, and park in a garage if possible. You should also regularly check the tires for wear and damage and stock up on supplies like waterproof gloves, tire chains, and an ice scraper.

Finally, talk to Luxe Electric Cars for assistance with winterizing your electric golf carts in Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

By taking these precautions, you’ll be able to enjoy your golf cart all year long.

LUXE Electric Car

 

LUXE Electric Car is the only luxury, custom, electric golf car manufacturer in the Coachella Valley. Not only does LUXE Electric Car custom build them right here in the desert, but their showroom, located at 74-125 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, is open and ready to help you decide what style and extras you want for your next new golf cart.

 

As one of the leading electric golf cart companies in the United States, they are also trailblazers of innovation, including power plants. Seeing the future in power shifting from lead acid batteries to lithium, LUXE Electric Car can not only fit your new car with batteries that need no maintenance, have a warranty of five years, and change life of up to 100 miles between charging, but they can retro-fit existing carts with Lithium Batteries.

To contact us – LUXEElectricCar.com

info@LUXEElectricCar.com

760-408-0139

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