How To Safely Store Your Golf Cart During the Summer
Even when not in use, your golf cart still runs the risk of breaking down over an extended period of time. Most of the problems you can experience stem from the cart’s battery being left alone for so long. It’s essential to make sure that you know how to safely store your gold cart during the summer and take care of it to ensure the battery will not ruin itself.
Where Is It Going To Be Stored?
The first step is to store your cart where you intend to leave it for the season. Park it in the most convenient space available and switch the forward/reverse control to the neutral position. If you are storing your cart in an area that is exposed or semi-exposed to the elements, then you need to place a cover over your cart to protect it.
Initial Battery Routine
Once stored, you must first fully charge your cart’s battery. After charging, you need to then turn the key to the ‘off’ position and remove the key. After turning the cart off, check to see if the connectors on the battery are clean. If they’re not clean and have grime on them, clean them off with baking soda and wash off the connectors.
Check the Water Levels
Once you know that your battery is fully charged, then you must refill the battery water levels. For this, you must use distilled water and fill it to a quarter-inch above the plates.
Once the battery has been fully charged and the distilled water has been placed, you can begin to disconnect the charger. First, disconnect the battery charger from the AC outlet before you disconnect it from the cart. You should then disconnect the main positive and negative connections on the battery and inspect to see if there is any corrosion.
Raise the Cart
The final step to safely store your golf cart is specifically meant to prevent the wheels from forming flat spots. The risk of ruining tires is high when a vehicle is left to sit in one spot for an undetermined amount of time. Leaving the tires to support the full weight of the vehicle may ruin them, which will result in you having to purchase a new set.
Be Ready for Repairs
You never know what will happen in the time between storage and retrieval. Despite protective measures, other mishaps can occur. Have spare golf cart parts and accessories on-hand for easy replacements or repairs.