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There are few things that make a golfer angry like a missed shot. A faulty golf cart is one of them. If your cart fails on the course, prepare for lots of walking, repair fees and a choice word or two. Or, you can be proactive instead!

To prevent the need for golf cart repair and keep your bogie buddy in tip-top shape, you need to take care of it. If you’re not doing it already, here are four important components of your golf cart that need regular maintenance.

1. Batteries

This might be the area that golfers overlook the most. Golf cart batteries require more maintenance than you think, starting with ensuring they are charged after every use. (You don’t want to wake up for an exciting day on the links, only to be disappointed by a depleted battery.) Additionally, batteries need to be filled with appropriate water levels and cleaned regularly. Be sure to only refill battery cells after charging the golf cart. As for cleaning, make sure there isn’t any dirt, grass, grime or loose connections.

2. Tires

Just like you would with your everyday vehicle, it’s important to ensure your golf cart tires are inflated at the proper levels. Check your tires monthly to ensure they’re in a good range, as over-inflated or deflated tires can lead to uneven wear, reduce range and reduce the lifespan of your tires. To make them last longer, maintain them!

3. Brakes

It’s a good idea to have your golf cart inspected and/or serviced at least once a year, but if you can’t commit to that, at least have your brakes checked annually. There are many components to your golf cart’s brake system, from pads and cables to drums and pedals. Regularly checking, cleaning and adjusting them will help ensure your safety and that your cart is in good condition.

4. Oil

Finally, keep an eye out for oil… or, oil leaks, at least. The back of your cart (specifically, the rear differential) is where you’ll often find these types of leaks or excess dirt. If the back of our cart seems particularly grimy, it could indicate a hidden problem that needs to be addressed. If you do have an oil leak, take it in for servicing and repair before attempting to use it again.

If you’re interested in golf cart maintenance or repair services, contact the team at Classic Turf Equipment today.