Simple things you can do to ensure hours of trouble-free travel in your golf car.
At one time or another, you’ve probably had that dreaded experience when your car won’t start. The good news is that you usually have the option of calling for roadside assistance. And when the family SUV is dead in the driveway and you need to get somewhere in a hurry, you can call a friend, lean on a neighbor, or launch the Uber app on your phone.
But an out-of-commission golf car is a different story. The options are pretty limited. That’s why Mid Florida Golf Cars offers two easy ways to get you back in business as soon as possible:
Our service technicians come to you in a self-contained repair truck. They even carry spare parts for all major golf car brands. We perform on-site repairs for both business and residential customers. This option is available whether you have a single golf car or an entire fleet. We reduce downtime by bringing full-service golf cart repair to your location. That’s a problem for commercial customers because downtime can mean lost revenue.
When on-site service isn’t the best solution, we can transport your golf car to one of our repair facilities. Our technicians in Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa know the ins and outs of all major golf car brands. They are experts in servicing cars from E-Z-GO, Cushman, Club Car, and Yamaha.
We provide a detailed written estimate before proceeding with any work. No surprises or unexpected charges here. Once we have your approval, our techs complete the repair, and we deliver the golf car back to you.
Whether you need us to breathe life back into your golf car, or it’s due for regular maintenance, we have you covered. Click here to request service. One of our technicians will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Tire maintenance is critical for the passenger car or truck you drive every day, and the same thing is true for the tires on your golf car.
The most important thing you can do is maintain proper air pressure in your tires. Properly inflated tires will ensure optimum handling and provide a better ride. Check the pressure in each tire once a week. Inflate low tires to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure, which you will find in the owner’s manual. These tires typically use anywhere from 15 to 25 pounds per square inch (PSI), with the average being 20 to 22 PSI.
For golf cars driven off-road or on rougher terrain, it’s not uncommon to under-inflate tires to gain additional traction. However, under-inflated tires wear down prematurely. If you intentionally drive your golf car with low tire pressure, check the treads and sidewalls regularly for uneven wear.
Over-inflated tires have too much pressure and will create a stiffer ride. The middle of your tires wear faster, and the car has less traction because not enough tread makes contact with the ground.
Striking a curb or hitting a hole can send the wheels out of alignment. Occasionally check for uneven tire wear, which may indicate an alignment problem. Whenever you notice your tires wearing unevenly, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with a reputable service facility. If you live in Florida, please contact us at Mid Florida Golf Cars so our technicians can diagnose and repair the problem.
To keep your golf car running smoothly and minimize costly repairs, it’s important to perform regular preventive maintenance. For electric cars, that includes properly caring for the batteries. A properly maintained, high-quality battery should last four or five years with normal use. If you try to save a few dollars and buy inexpensive batteries, it will end up costing more in the long run when you have to replace them prematurely.
Be sure to wear safety glasses and heavy rubber gloves when checking battery fluid levels or adding water. Battery acid is corrosive. The batteries in a golf car pack a lot of voltage. Enough to weld metal. So always remove jewelry such as watches and rings. You don’t want them to come in contact with the terminals.
Unless you have sealed batteries, you should regularly check the electrolyte water levels in each cell of each battery to ensure the leaded plates are covered. People often ask if they need to add acid to golf car batteries. Under normal operating conditions, you never need to add acid. A properly operating battery will only need water added periodically.
Not only can dry cells shorten battery life, but they also can be a fire hazard. Use only distilled water to refill, and don’t fill the cell all the way up — add just enough water to cover the plates. If corrosion is present, you can use baking soda or cola to clean the terminals.
Dirt, dust, and grass also can interfere with the battery connections. That’s why we recommend cleaning the top and sides of the battery when you wash your golf car. It helps with the vehicle’s long-term life its day-to-day performance. Avoid getting other electrical components wet if you clean the battery compartment with a hose. This could cause a short in the system.