Warm weather’s just around the corner. It’s almost time for the first springtime ride around the property on your golf cart. Will it be ready?

It’s been sitting in your garage all winter long, so it’ll need just a bit of TLC to get it ready for the warm weather. Here’s what to keep in mind.

Battery

There are gas-powered golf carts out there—and maybe you even have one if you’re out in the country and have some acreage. Most golf carts, though are battery-powered. That battery has been sitting all winter, so it’s time for a checkup before you get going.

Most damage to golf cart batteries is caused by over- or under-watering. Incorrect water levels can damage or destroy a golf cart battery. Wait until the battery is recharged before you correct the battery levels. Generally, the only time you should add water is if you see that the plates are exposed when the battery needs to be charged.

Skip the tap water and used distilled. Tap water often contains chloride, trace minerals, and other chemicals that can damage a battery. Be careful not to overfill the battery. It can actually reduce the capacity to provide power.

Exterior Cleaning and Preparation

Start with the tires. Under pressurized tires will reward you with less range on a battery charge. Invest in an electric pump unless you’re up for a real physical workout. Do you plan to drive you golf cart mostly on paved roads? It might be a good idea to buy street-legal tires with tread. Turf tires tend to wear out quickly when you don’t spend the majority of time riding over grass.

Check to make sure that your steering and brakes are in good working order. Many golf carts are old-school, using brake cables and hydraulic brake fluid. That means you can work on them yourself if you’re a DIY kind of person.

Doing things yourself is often what attracts people to Miracle Truss® design and construction of pre-fabricated metal buildings to provide storage to keep recreational vehicles like golf carts safe and sound during the winter. We offer plans and footprints that can offer storage for your lawn or sports equipment—or you can opt for a spacious freestanding garage that has ample room for your vehicles as well as off-road equipment.

Start your investigation here with a request for free building info. We’ll ask you a few simple questions on how you plan to use your Miracle Truss® building. And the reason why we ask where you live isn’t because we’re nosey. Part of our service is making sure that the building plans and material we deliver meets your local building codes.

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