Try using this checklist or create one that suits your specific workflow. The sooner you discover problems, the less damage they can cause.
Once you’re comfortable troubleshooting basic issues, establish a checklist to make regular maintenance checks. The sooner you discover problems, the less damage they can cause. Try using this checklist or create one that suits your specific workflow.
– Check your tires. Make sure they’re properly inflated. Check the tread and look for signs of damage.
– Check your brake system. Unscrew the brake drum and check the parts inside for any damage or dirt. Inspect the cables for any kind of damage.
– Check your brake lights, headlights, and turn signals.
– Make sure your mirrors are secure.
– Your golf cart needs proper lubrication. Check your steering wheel rack and pinion and make sure they’re properly and regularly greased. Check your owner’s manual to see how frequently they need to be lubricated.
– Look over your gauges to see how much juice is left in your batteries. The older the batteries get the less accurate your gauges will become. Try a battery load tester to get an accurate reading.
– Consider letting a trained technician give your cart an annual in-depth maintenance check.
– Make sure you take these maintenance and troubleshooting steps before you put your golf cart up for the winter. A trained professional can also winterize the car for you!
If your cart is gas-powered you may have some other issues to contend with. Again, try this checklist and make tweaks to it to fit your workflow, if necessary.
– Check the engine for any kinds of oil leaks.
– Inspect the engine pole levels and change when necessary. Consult with your owner’s manual to know when to change the oil.
– Check your valve clearance and adjust it if the motor allows it.
– Check the drive, starter, and generator belts. Make sure the belts aren’t worn out. Replace if it is.
– Check your starter belt and tighten it if needed.
– Take a look at the cords connecting your accelerator pedal to the carburetor. Make sure they’re not damaged.
– Check your engine compression.
– Check your spark plugs for wear and tear.
– Clean or replace your air filters or oil filters.
– Make sure your fuel filter is clean and clear.
– Look for wear on your starter/generator brushes.
– Check your timing belt and adjust as needed if it’s running rough.
Here are a few extra things to consider: Make sure you don’t load up too much stuff on the cart; Take a look at that owner’s manual to see what the maximum weight is and be careful not to go over it; and Stop driving any cart that you suspect has some sort of issue. This will only make it worse over time.
Finally, make sure you get in contact with a golf cart repair shop to help you if you ever can’t fix something yourself.