Frequently asked questions
Q: Are 48 volt systems more powerful than 36?
A: You might think that 48, being a higher number, is a more powerful system. Golf carts have controllers that have a certain amount of amperage. This is one key feature to receiving power, another being the motor. Every manufacturer has a different size motor and controller with different program settings for the two. Therefore, 48 volts does not necessarily mean you are getting more power. The different drive systems will allow you to climb those steep hills. We have built carts that travel over 40MPH by changing out the controller and/or motor. Contact us for the system to fit your needs.
Q: How long does it take to charge a set of batteries?
A: Golf cart batteries normally take 2-8 hours to fully charge. Some carts with older batteries will take longer because of the sulfur build up they have accumulated over time. Another factor is the extent of use you put on the cart before charging it. Make sure to check the water levels before charging your unit and never overfill the batteries.
Q: How long will my cart run on a full charge?
A: Golf carts normally travel between 15 and 30 miles on one charge depending on the terrain you are driving, load you are carrying, and the age of your batteries. Older batteries will definitely be restricted by this mileage.
Q: Do you service golf carts before you sell them?
A: In most cases, yes. Most of our golf carts will be inspected by our qualified staff of mechanics. ELECTRIC: During this process we adjust the brake system, change the cables (if needed), air up the tires, check all the electrical connections, tighten the steering, fill the batteries, grease around the cart, and replace any parts that need replacement.
GAS: For gas carts we replace the air, fuel, and oil filters. We then put new spark plugs and oil in the cart. We also adjust the valves and tighten the starter generator belt. When needed, we clean and adjust the brakes. We also grease all the points around the cart while checking the air in the tires.
Q: Do I need a Gas or Electric powered golf cart?
A: The two have their advantages but most will have to do with your intended application. Call us to learn more on which vehicle will suit your needs best.
Q: Are my batteries 6 Volt, 8 Volt, or 12 volt?
A: Count the fill holes in the batteries: 3 holes= 6 Volt; 4 holes=8 Volt; 6 holes=12 Volt.