10 Electric Golf Car Maintenance Tips


10 Electric Golf Car Maintenance Tips

Proper maintenance of your electric golf car ensures it runs efficiently and extends its lifespan. At Golf Cars of the Deserts, serving the Coachella Valley, we understand the importance of keeping your golf car in top condition. Here are ten essential maintenance tips to help you take care of your electric golf car.

1 - Regularly Inspect the Batteries

The battery is the heart of your electric golf car. Regular inspections can prevent unexpected failures and prolong battery life.

  • Check Water Levels: For lead-acid batteries, check the water levels monthly and top up with distilled water if necessary.
  • Clean Terminals: Inspect the terminals for corrosion and clean them with a mixture of baking soda and water.
  • Secure Connections: Ensure all connections are tight and free from debris.

2 - Charge the Batteries Properly

Proper charging practices are crucial for battery longevity.

  • Follow Manufacturer Guidelines: Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for charging your specific battery type.
  • Avoid Overcharging: Overcharging can reduce battery life. Use an automatic charger that turns off when the battery is fully charged.
  • Charge Regularly: Even if not in use, charge the batteries at least once a month to prevent discharge.

3 - Check Tire Pressure

Maintaining proper tire pressure ensures a smooth ride and improves battery efficiency.

  • Regular Checks: Check tire pressure at least once a month and inflate to the manufacturer’s recommended PSI.
  • Inspect for Damage: Look for signs of wear, punctures, or other damage that could affect performance.

4 - Monitor Brake Performance

Good brakes are essential for safety and performance.

  • Test Regularly: Test the brakes frequently to ensure they respond correctly and smoothly.
  • Inspect Brake Pads: Check for wear and replace brake pads if they are thin or worn out.

5 - Keep It Clean

Regular cleaning prevents dirt and debris from causing damage.

  • Exterior Cleaning: Wash the exterior with mild soap and water. Avoid using high-pressure water, which can damage electrical components.
  • Interior Cleaning: Clean the seats, dashboard, and floor to prevent dirt build-up.

6 - Lubricate Moving Parts

Lubrication reduces friction and wear on moving parts.

  • Hinges and Joints: Apply a suitable lubricant to hinges, suspension parts, and other moving components.
  • Frequency: Lubricate at least twice a year, or more often if used frequently.

7 - Inspect the Electrical System

A well-maintained electrical system ensures reliable performance.

  • Wiring: Check for any frayed or damaged wires and replace them immediately.
  • Connections: Ensure all electrical connections are secure and free from corrosion.

8 - Store Properly

Proper storage protects your golf car from the elements and prolongs its life.

  • Indoor Storage: Store your golf car in a garage or covered area to protect it from sun, rain, and dust.
  • Battery Storage: If storing for an extended period, fully charge the batteries and check them periodically.

9 - Perform Regular Check-Ups

Regular professional check-ups can catch potential issues early.

  • Service Schedule: Follow a regular service schedule as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Professional Maintenance: Bring your golf car to Golf Cars of the Deserts for professional maintenance and any necessary repairs.

10 - Follow Manufacturer’s Guidelines

Adhering to the manufacturer’s guidelines ensures you’re taking the best care of your specific model.

  • Owner’s Manual: Read and follow the maintenance instructions provided in your owner’s manual.
  • Warranty Compliance: Ensure that your maintenance practices comply with the warranty requirements to avoid voiding the warranty.


Regular maintenance is key to ensuring your electric golf car remains reliable and efficient. By following these ten tips from Golf Cars of the Deserts, you can enjoy many years of smooth, trouble-free rides in the Coachella Valley. For expert service and advice, visit our showroom or contact us today.

For more personalized maintenance tips or to schedule a service appointment, please call us at (760) 469-8006 or visit our website at golfcarsofthedesert.com.