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How To Clean Golf Cart Batteries


Golf carts are a common sight in golf courses, and they’re essential in making the rounds easier and faster.

However, do you know that the batteries of golf carts need maintenance every now and then?

It’s important to keep the batteries clean and free from corrosion to ensure optimum performance and prolong their lifespan.

Here’s my step-by-step guide on how to clean golf cart batteries.

  1. Safety First
  2. Clean the Top of the Batteries
  3. Remove and Clean the Battery Cables
  4. Apply a Corrosion Inhibitor
  5. Reconnect the Battery Cables

Safety First

Before you start cleaning the golf cart batteries, it’s important to put on protective gear such as goggles and gloves.

Make sure that you’re working in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling any fumes.

Also, turn off the golf cart and disconnect the battery cables.

Clean the Top of the Batteries

Use a damp cloth to wipe the top of the batteries to remove any dirt and debris.

Avoid using water on the batteries as it can damage the battery cells.

Instead, use a baking soda solution to clean the top of the batteries.

Just mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of water, dip the cloth in the solution, and wipe the top of the batteries.

Rinse the cloth to remove any residue.

Remove and Clean the Battery Cables

Use a wrench to loosen the nuts or bolts that connect the battery cables to the battery terminals.

Remove the cables from the battery terminals and use a wire brush or battery terminal cleaning tool to clean the cables and terminals.

Scrub until the terminals and cables are clean and shiny. Replace the cables and tighten the nuts or bolts.

Apply a Corrosion Inhibitor

After cleaning the cables and terminals, apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly or a corrosion inhibitor on the terminals and cables.

This will help prevent corrosion and prolong the lifespan of the batteries.

Make sure that the terminals and cables are properly connected before applying the corrosion inhibitor.

Reconnect the Battery Cables

Finally, reconnect the battery cables and tighten the nuts or bolts.

Make sure that the cables are connected properly to avoid any electrical problems. Turn on the golf cart and check if it’s working properly.

Cleaning golf cart batteries is not a difficult task, but it’s crucial in keeping your golf cart in good condition and making sure that it’s working properly.

Follow these simple steps on how to clean golf cart batteries and you’ll be able to enjoy your golf cart for a longer period of time.

Remember to always prioritize safety and wear protective gear when cleaning your golf cart batteries.

I hope that you found this guide helpful and it goes some way to helping you prolong the life of your battery

Steve King of Fore King Golf

Steve King

Steve King is a UK based golf blogger, who shares online golf coaching that he created with his good friend Richard Lawless (PGA Professional)

Steve plays most of his golf in his home county of Wiltshire, in the UK. Read more about Steve