Doing tune-ups and maintenance routines is an essential part of vehicle ownership. This is one of the most effective ways you can do to prolong its life, prevent accidents and breakdowns from happening, and maintain its value. A once-a-year trip to the shop may be sufficient to see to it that your golf vehicle as well as its moving parts, are working normally.
This routine can also help to tell which parts are almost spent. You will have to replace them before they break down. Finding or anticipating little defects and fixing them are easier and more economical than waiting for them to break down and affect other parts.
When doing the maintenance routine of your electric golf buggy, you must be sure to do the following:
1. Pressure-wash the entire vehicle but making sure that its electric or electronic parts are protected from water.
2. Check the brakes and have them adjusted if necessary.
3. Check tire pressure and increasing it if necessary.
4. Apply grease on all points that need greasing.
5. Check the steering and adjust if necessary.
6. Inspect the front suspensions for tightness and wear especially the springs, bushings, and spindles.
7. Remove the batteries and battery tops with water and baking soda.
8. Clean the battery cables and spray them with battery protective spray. Replace the ones that are worn out.
9. Check the battery charger. If it is working normally, use it to charge the batteries, if not, should have the charger repaired or replaced.
10. Inspect the battery trays for corrosion. Have rotting spots repaired.
Inspect the water levels in the batteries. Add water if necessary.
How to Determine the Value of your Golf Buggy
You can determine the value of your golf car by its age and condition. For electric golf vehicles, one more factor that can determine its overall resale value is the age of its batteries. As a rule of thumb, the older the car gets, the lesser its value becomes. But if your vehicle is well-maintained, it could surely command a higher price than a poorly maintained unit.
You should see to it that your electric golf cart is properly maintained to preserve its value. As an added tip, you must always take good care of your vehicle’s body, tires, and batteries. You must lookout for any sign of leaks and have it repaired to prevent the problem from getting worse.
Maintaining electric golf carts is not a very difficult job. You only need to know what to do and your vehicle is always ready to serve you or its new owner should you decide to sell it to buy a new unit.