Truth be told, the kind of round you take with your golf cart is mainly determined by the kind of batteries powering your cart. New to this? Worry not; here is a good read that clearly guides you on how to identify reliable golf cart batteries.
There is a lot that you need to put into consideration before walking into a car battery store, failure to which you might end up choosing a low quality battery; one that will leave you frustrated on the golf course.
That said, here are 4 important factors to consider:
The battery voltage –Batteries do come in different sizes and so does their voltage. However, for low voltage batteries, your cart will have a limited lifespan. And for high voltage batteries, the cart’s overall lifespan is extended. For example, a 6-volt battery will not have the same performance as a 12-volt battery. This is to say, (please) choose your voltage wisely.
The type of battery –Just like voltages, the types of golf cart batteries also vary. They come as Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) lead acid batteries, gel lead acid batteries and flood lead acid batteries. According to experts, the AGM batteries are high quality and far more durable than the other two. However, take time to learn the specifics of the three types of golf cart batteries before purchasing one.
The battery’s lifespan capacity –This is one of the most important things to consider when buying your batteries. Whether you are looking for car, golf cart or motorcycle batteries, you should make sure that your batteries have a long lifespan capacity. Look for a sticker on the battery that says when the battery was made.
Quick tip: Never go for a battery that is too old. It can highly inconvenience your golfing and your finances as well due to the costly repairs.
Maintenance requirements – The type of battery you choose determines the kind of maintenance requirements that you will have to meet. For example, if you want to shop for a battery that allows your cart to work with less maintenance requirements, then the Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) led acid battery would be a wrong choice for you. If you are looking for less maintenance tasks, then a dry golf cart battery would be the ideal pick.
As a final point, have a backup plan when taking rounds on the course with your cart. Just like car batteries, golf cart batteries can die in the middle of the rounds. To be safe though, you can settle for batteries that come with a reasonable warranty.