How Do I Know That My Golf Cart Battery Needs Replacement?

Suspecting your battery may be failing? Look out for these telling signs to know it needs to be replaced.

•  Extended Charging Times: Over time, the charging duration for your golf cart batteries progressively increases. If it takes significantly longer than usual, such as over 8 to 10 hours, to recharge the battery, it is likely approaching the end of its lifespan.

•  Impaired Acceleration: Difficulty in gaining speed when pressing the gas pedal suggests an aging battery. Uphill climbs may become more challenging than before.

•  Reduced Travel Distance: If your golf cart can no longer complete a full round of 18 holes or requires more frequent recharging, it indicates the need for a battery replacement. The battery should have sufficient power to sustain multiple rounds on a golf course.

•  Battery Leaks: If you observe a puddle left behind after driving the golf cart, it could signify a battery leak in lead-acid batteries. Battery leaks can result in the release of toxic chemicals that are harmful to you, your property, and the golf course. Promptly clean up any leaks and replace the battery to prevent further damage.

•  Visible Battery Damage: Apart from leaks, visible signs of damage such as corrosion, cracks, or bulges indicate a worn-out battery. Corrosion can lead to more severe and costly damage, such as terminal issues or cracks in the battery casing.

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