Although golf carts are super fun and really durable, they do eventually feel the heavy hand of time just like any other vehicle.
It doesn’t matter if your golf cart is an electric cart or a gas golf cart. Eventually you’ll run into some issues.
And even though we are a mobile golf cart repair service, there are some issues you could fix yourself to save some money.
Read on to find out about the 4 most common golf cart repairs and find out if you can fix them yourself.
I bet your might’ve guessed batteries would be on the list. It doesn’t matter if your golf cart is gas or electric. Eventually the battery will likely need to be replaced.
You can minimize this with proper maintenance by ensuring that the batteries are sufficiently water and are not corroding.
If your golf cart doesn’t start, this may be the issue. Start by trying to charge the battery and then try again. If it still doesn’t start, inspect the terminals for corrosion and clean or replace them as necessary. If the clean terminals still don’t fix the problem, it may be time for a new battery.
A solenoid is the main electrical switch in the golf cart. It is designed to have the current from your battery flow properly into your golf cart’s motor.
After years of using and starting up your golf cart many times, the solenoid plate will wear down. When this happens, it creates a kind of resistance for the electrical current from your battery to easily flow into your golf cart’s motor.
This problem is avoidable by regularly inspecting the contact plate and replacing it as it wears down. Our maintenance program is able to do this for you on a regular basis.
A good solenoid will make a subtle clicking sound when your golf cart starts up. If you no longer hear this sound, it could be a sign your solenoid is going bad.
Loose wires may also be a culprit with solenoids.
If you suspect that your solenoid has worn down, which is a somewhat common golf cart repair issue, it may be best to call us up for service.
The switches you use to put your golf cart in forward or reverse are also susceptible corrosion and wear over time. If you’re golf cart will only move in one direction once it starts up, you have a bad directional switch. It’s also possible to start up your golf cart and have it not be able to move in either direction. If that’s the case, both switches have failed.
While the diagnosis of a directional switch is very straightforward, the repair is much more complex. In fact, it very often better to just replace the switch rather than to attempt a repair. This is also something wherein hiring a professional like Jacksonville Mobile Golf Cart Repair is advisable.
If your golf cart starts up, it able to be put in forward or reverse but has problems speeding up or maintaining acceleration, the speed controller may be the culprit. This is a complicated issue and likely needs the expertise of a professional service like ourselves.
Some may refer to the speed controller has the motherboard of your golf cart because of its complexity.
Issues with your golf cart’s speed controller usually develop with older age or lack of use. Speed controllers that need to be replaced are often replaced along with the solenoid because of how closely they work together.
Call us today for our premier mobile golf cart repair service in Jacksonville, FL. We’ll happily come to you to fix your golf cart in Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee, St. Johns, Orange Park or St. Augustine.