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Common Golf Cart Problems and How To Solve Them - GOLFCARTSTUFF.COM™

Common Golf Cart Problems and How To Solve Them

Who wouldn’t want to have a golf cart in the garage? These vehicles are incredibly versatile because you can either take them around town or use them on a course. However, these rides are only as valuable as you make them—meaning, you must maintain your ride if you want to use it for years to come. If you don’t, you could encounter these common issues. Read on to learn about common golf cart problems and how to solve them.

Ripped Upholstery

Everyone wants to ride around in a golf cart, but unfortunately, this means you might experience wear and tear. You may need to get a new seat for your golf cart if it becomes damaged. Luckily, Golf Cart Stuff has golf cart back seat kits to ensure that your ride looks brand-new again.

Battery Problems

Golf cart owners also face battery-related issues. This can happen when people charge their carts incorrectly. Some owners leave their carts plugged in overnight because of convenience. But overcharging the battery will actually drain it and shorten its lifespan. Sometimes, individuals even use the wrong charger for the battery. It’s important to work with pros, like the team at Golf Cart Stuff, to ensure that you get the right equipment from the start.

Lighting Issues

Anyone who wants to go for a cruise at night needs proper lighting. You should fix any lighting issues right away. LED lights kits are better than any other on the market because they’re more durable and provide clearer vision. Check out our light kits today to make sure your cart has the best lighting possible.

This article has discussed common golf car problems and how to solve them. Owning a golf cart comes with a lot of responsibility. Fortunately, Golf Cart Stuff is here to help you every step of the way. Our team wants to ensure you enjoy your ride for years to come.

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William G Glesner - June 15, 2023

i put new batteries in my 36 volt ez go , I must have did something wrong because the polarity got reversed , i drained the power by leaving the lights on . Now the batteries dont want to take a charge ? I’m sick about it ? Thanks , Bill

Art - November 9, 2022

I have an old caddy cart & after charging will start & run for 50 yards & then stops. Is this a battery problem or something else?

Golf Cart Stuff Customer Service - September 21, 2022


Thank you for your comment. In a perfect world, batteries are charged and discharged at a semi-regular interval. This avoids the batteries being either severely under or over-charged. We typically advise against keeping your golf cart batteries plugged in all the time but individual circumstances vary and this can impact best practices. If you are using your golf cart regularly (daily or every other day), keeping your cart plugged in when not in use shouldn’t be an issue. However, if you are leaving your golf cart sitting for long periods, this isn’t a great idea. Another important factor in this equation is your charger- new smart chargers often have the proper technology to prevent overcharging. Older chargers on the other hand keep feeding the batteries at full blast which is where the real problem arises. We would suggest taking your batteries to a local battery store to see if they can test and diagnose your issue. As a long-term solution, if you can switch over to lithium batteries this would be ideal. Lithium batteries have a much more consistent power output and are less susceptible to overcharging issues. Hopefully, this helps!

jerry - September 21, 2022

I have a club car and the batteries are 2 years old. I was told where I purchased it to keep it plugged in to charge when not using it. Am I overcharging it.? I now am having problems with the batteries and as I have no power and the cart lurches when I try to drive it.

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