At GO GO we know battery maintenance is key to keeping your cart on the GO!
To maintain a golf cart battery, it is important to keep the terminals clean, make sure the water levels are at the proper level, and ensure that the battery is charged properly. Additionally, it is important to store the battery in a cool, dry place.
GO Go Tips to help maintain a healthy battery:
- Don’t let your batteries run until empty.
- Don’t overcharge.
- Turn off Electrical components after use.
- Don’t stress your cart to its limit up hills or with distance.
If your cart is not running well, your battery is the first thing we will check, it’s called a battery diagnostic. This service includes a thorough system check to determine why the cart is not running properly.
Goal: To determine why your golf cart batteries are running improperly. Diagnostic results will provide information on your current battery’s life. This information helps to identify if one or more batteries is causing your golf cart to run poorly.
What the service includes: Our technicians will complete a full test on your set of batteries. This includes hydrometer readings on the battery cells. They also complete a discharge test to compare to the manufacturer’s suggested run times.
Goal: To properly install new batteries. This includes tightening them per the service manual recommendations.
What the service includes: Our technicians will remove the current batteries. We also clean and neutralize any spilled battery acid inside the battery compartment. Then we install a new set of batteries.
What type of golf cart batteries are available?
There are several types of golf cart batteries available, including:
Lead-Acid Batteries: Lead-acid batteries are the most common type of golf cart battery. They are relatively inexpensive and provide reliable performance. However, they require regular maintenance, including adding distilled water and cleaning the terminals.
Lithium-Ion Batteries: Lithium-ion batteries are becoming more popular in golf carts due to their high energy density, long lifespan, and low maintenance requirements. They are more expensive than lead-acid batteries but may provide better performance and cost savings over time.
Gel Batteries: Gel batteries are a type of lead-acid battery that uses a gel electrolyte instead of a liquid. They are maintenance-free and have a longer lifespan compared to traditional lead-acid batteries.
AGM Batteries: AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries are a type of sealed lead-acid battery that uses a special glass mat to absorb the electrolyte. They are maintenance-free and have a longer lifespan compared to traditional lead-acid batteries.
When choosing a golf cart battery, it’s important to consider factors such as capacity, voltage, size, and weight, as well as the specific requirements of your golf cart. It’s also important to choose a high-quality battery from a reputable manufacturer to ensure safety and optimal performance.