How to make golf cart batteries last longer


  • Check water level once a month minimum. LA
  • Use distilled water only. LA
  • Don’t run batteries below 40% discharge level. LA LI
  • Never allow batteries to be fully discharged. LA LI
  • Clean batteries, hose off dust and dirt monthly. LA LI
  • Keep cart tires inflated to the maximum. LA LI 
  • Don't allow batteries to be extremely hot or cold. LA LI

Balance batteries monthly LA

  1. Wait until your battery charger has turned off.
  2. Pull the charger plug from the cart.
  3. Plug the charger back into the car.
  4. Let the charger run again until it shuts off automatically.

Replacing Batteries LA LI

  • Battery life can vary dramatically.
  • Stating how long batteries last is just a guess.
  • For no obvious reason, some carts are harder on batteries than others.
  • Brand of battery does not seem to make a difference.
  • Only buy batteries manufactured in the last 90-days.
  • Make sure the date manufactured is listed on your receipt and the battery.


Lumens = Brightness

  • LED lights make about 100 lumens per watt.
  • Incandescent light bulbs make about 10 lumens per watt.

K = COLOR K2000 to K5000

  • Higher the K number the whiter the light (K=Kelvin)
  • Don’t be fooled by high K numbers!
  • Not as important as lumens
  • The life span of LED lights can be overstated. Our tests averaged about 6,000 hours.
  • Every electrical device (lights, cart controller, radio, cell charger, etc.) can reduce a cart’s range. 

Types of voltage reducers? LA

Linear reducer

  • Controls power by creating heat.
  • Wastes 75% of energy in operation.

TECSCAN (SMPS) switched-mode power supply.

  • Controls power by switching into and out of different electrical configurations.
  • Almost, no power is wasted as dissipated heat.

How do I know if my cart will be street Legal? 

  • Golf carts cannot be driven on public roads.
  • Driver’s license, inspections, insurance, safety equipment, annual permits may be required.
  • Requirements vary between cities, states, military bases, campgrounds, and retirement communities.
  • Always talk to local law enforcement before you use, equip or buy a cart.