If you live in a climate that doesn’t allow for year-round use of a golf cart, you’ll need to winterize the golf cart properly before putting it away for storage. Proper care of your golf cart will make sure your cart is running smoothly and ready to use in the spring. Neglecting to winterize your cart can damage your batteries, electrical system, tires, and other parts.
Golf Cart Battery Storage
The most important part of your golf cart to service before winter storage is the batteries. Make sure the batteries are clean and free of corrosion. Fill the batteries with distilled water so that the battery is completely covered (about half an inch above the top of the plates).
A fully charged battery will not freeze in winter temperatures. Connect the batteries to the charger until the batteries are fully charged. Disconnect the charger. Some golf cart owners also recommend disconnecting the main positive and negative.
Once a month during winter storage, check the batteries and recharge them if needed. You might also want to drive your golf cart for 10-15 minutes if possible, before you recharge the batteries.
Other Storage Tips
Store your golf cart in the “tow” switch position, if your cart is equipped with one. Make sure the tires are properly inflated. Then place blocks in front of and behind the tires so that you can disengage the parking brake while the golf cart is in storage. This relieves pressure on your brakes.