Summary Of Golf Cart Battery Care



  • 1. The battery carrier and hold-down should be free of corrosion and rust, here and painted with a corrosion-resistant paint. Frayed or worn out cable connectors should be replaced. All connectors should be clean and tight, diagnosis and a thin coating of non-metallic grease or protective spray should be applied to ward off future corrosion.
  • 2. Batteries should be recharged after each day’s use or while not in use.
  • 3. When adding water, do not overfill; this can result in loss of electrolyte. Check tap water for impurity content. Do not use creek or well water due to the high iron and mineral content.
  • 4. Keep golf cart batteries clean and free of acid spillage, dirt and grime. Clean batteries with a bristle brush using water and baking soda. Rinse with water.
  • 5. Check batteries periodically to see that they are in a good state of charge. Acid specific gravity should not vary more than 50 points between cells.
  • 6. Store batteries during off season in an unheated area. Fully charge batteries before storing. Check periodically and recharge if batteries go below 1.220 specific gravity. Do preventative maintenance before putting carts back in service.


Battery Maintenance FAQ.


What types of batteries are available for use in golf carts or other electric vehicles?
What is a maintenance free battery?
My batteries are not taking or holding a charge. What can I do and why is this happening?
Can I replace just the batteries that are bad?
What should I do if I am going to be leaving my cart sitting up for an extended amount of time or during long term storage?
When should I water my batteries?
How often should I water my batteries?
What is the proper water/electrolyte level?
Do you ever add acid to a battery?
What is used to clean a battery and neutralize the electrolyte?
What are common mistakes made by lead acid battery owners?