Winter is Coming: Prepare Your Cart

Winter is upon us. Are you ready? Here are some simple and effective ways to prepare your cart for the winter months.

  • First, clean your cart. Take out any trash and loose items. Wash it down with soapy water. Any dirt not cleaned off before the winter will be much harder to remove later.
  • Inspect your brakes.
  • Ensure your tires are properly inflated per the manufacturer’s owner manual.
  • Check your cart for other damage or loose nuts, bolts, and screws.
  • For gas carts:
    • Replace fuel and air filters.
    • Change the oil and filter.
    • Remove the old spark plug. Pour a half-ounce of clean oil in the hole and install a new spark plug.
    • Drain the fuel tank and run the engine until it stops. This will remove gas from the system as old gas can gum up the fuel lines.
    • Check and top off other fluids.
  • For electric carts:
    • Disconnect your battery cables.
      • Clean the terminal connections and coat them with anti-corrosion gel.
      • Remove battery caps and check the water level inside each cell.
      • Add distilled water as needed.
  • Park your cart, and set the transmission to neutral, but do not lock your parking brake. Locking it for an extended period of time can cause the cable to stretch. Instead, please wooden blocks behind the tires, if needed.
  • Store your cart in an enclosed garage or storage unit, if possible. Otherwise, consider investing in a golf cart cover to protect your cart during the winter months.

If you have any questions about prepping your cart for winter, please call one of our professional service technicians at 800-940-8068.