Getting the most out of your E-Z-GO golf cart parts is one of the most important parts of ensuring that you get the most out of your vehicle is to make sure that it is properly maintained. This means that you should be aware of the state of your cart, and in the case of damage to a part, be prepared to replace it if possible.
However, replacing E-Z-GO golf cart parts can be expensive. One way to avoid this as much as possible is to understand what parts are most likely to require replacement. This will enable you to pay special attention to these parts of your cart so that you can perform repairs immediately and stave off the need for replacement as much as possible.
Some of the E-Z-GO golf cart parts that most commonly require replacement include:
Golf Cart Keys
Your golf cart keys are not, strictly speaking, a golf cart part, and nor can they be “broken.” They can, however, be lost – and this is a common concern for many golf cart owners.
When golf cart keys are lost, replacements will need to be purchased. Furthermore, many people like having spares in their home for guests, or in the case that their primary pair of keys cannot be found. While golf cart keys are not as expensive as other parts, if you’re forgetful, the expense can accumulate.
One mistake that many people make is getting cheap copies of their keys made from a local hardware store. This allows them to save money on the face of it – however, unlicensed copies run the risk of getting stuck in the ignition. If this happens, you will be forced to once again replace your keys – and if the ignition is damaged, you have to pay for repairs as well. In order to avoid this, it is important that you only buy factory replacements for your cart.
Golf Cart Shocks
Golf carts are often used to travel over bumpy and rough terrain. This can be an uncomfortable journey. Thus, in order to ensure that your ride is as smooth as possible, golf carts make use of shock absorbers and leaf springs.
These E-Z-GO golf cart parts tend to get a lot of use as you make use of your cart. Over time, due to usage and age, they tend to fade and fail. If this happens, you will likely find yourself experiencing bumpier and more uncomfortable rides in your cart. Other effects include experiencing sagging from the cart and excessive noise when the cart is being driven.
Golf Cart Clutches
Like cars, golf carts make use of clutches in order to ensure smoother acceleration and braking. Most golf carts make use of two different clutches that are connected together, the drive clutch and the driven clutch.
The two clutches work together in order to ensure smooth acceleration and deceleration. If there is an issue with one (or both), you will find that the initial acceleration is jerky, the cart has varying speeds and alternates between fast and slow, and there is lesser power when your cart is climbing an incline like a hill.
Golf Cart Batteries
The batteries are perhaps the most common E-Z-GO golf cart parts that owners need to replace. This is because, if you use the same cart for several years, you will undoubtedly have to replace your batteries at one point or another.
Golf cart batteries can last between 5 and 10 years, depending on how well they are maintained. However, improperly maintained batteries have a much shorter lifespan, and the cost of replacing batteries can be expensive. This is why sellers recommend that constant maintenance be carried out on your batteries so that you can get as much out of them as possible.
While proper maintenance can delay the need to replace parts in your golf cart, you will find that natural wear and tear over time will eventually make it a necessity.
If you’re wondering how to find replacements for the E-Z-GO golf cart parts in your cart, or are looking to get your cart serviced, contact Carts & Parts at (937) 459-8891 today. We’re happy to help you in any way possible!