If your remote-control golf cart has sat around all winter it may be time to take it out and get it tuned up. Properly storing your golf cart is important, as it has many important parts that can’t be in prolonged cold or wet environments. Batteries The first thing you should check is the batteries or lithium batteries in your golf cart. Again, proper storage of your cart comes into play here. If your cart was stored in a colder space over the winter, your batteries may have swelled or cracked. If a battery gets cold enough to freeze, it will more than likely crack. You should also check your battery cables for corrosion. If your batteries have cracked and do need to be replace, your terminals will need to be cleaned as well. Call your remote-control golf cart company and talk to them about what they recommend, both in the disposal of bad batteries and in the cleaning of the terminals. Some people recommend that you use a mix of baking soda and water to gently wipe out the terminals. If any cables have deteriorated and have damaged ends, you may need to fix them. Lots of electrical problems can spread from damaged terminals. Storage The best place to store your electric golf caddy is in an indoor closet. Storing in the garage can result in colder temperatures than the batteries can handle. Remember it’s a piece of electronic equipment, so you wouldn’t want to leave it outside for a prolonged period of time. Keep it somewhere dry. We all know what water can do to electronics so it’s best to store the caddy away from any potential water spills or leakage. Keeping it charged can be important. Giving it a full charge before storing it can help the battery life last longer. Wherever you store your caddy, be sure that it’s in no area that it could be damaged. If it’s stored in a closet that gets riffled through frequently, it might be at risk for damage, or other things falling on top of it. So be sure to consider specifically where you leave it. If you follow these suggestions, you should be all set to take your cart out of storage, charge it, and be ready to hit the course in the spring.
April 12, 2017 — Natalie Montoya

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