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East Coast Carts

Tyre Maintenance

East Coast Carts

If your tyres are not inflated correctly this can cause uneven wear on the outer or inner edge of tyres and potentially shorten the life of your tyres. This may also cause damage to the rim. It is therefore important to check your tyre pressure on a regular basis.

TYRE PRESSURE GUIDE

Tyre pressures will vary depending on the terrain that your cart is driven on and the load capacity. The following are provided as a guide only.

08" tyres 20-25 psi
10" tyres 25-30 psi
12" tyres 25-35 psi

WHEEL ALIGNMENT

If you have uneven wear on you tyres this could also be an alignment issue. Hitting a curb or a hole can cause the wheel to go out of alignment. The alignment should be checked regularly and any uneven wear addressed as soon as practicable.

CONDITION

Cracks or separation on the walls of the tyre is an indication that they will need to be replaced due to being a safety hazard and may be a result of a tyre losing pressure.

Proper tyre pressure, alignment, rotation and inspection will extend the life of your golf cart tyres and avoid a costly replacement.

Battery Safety and Maintenance Guide

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It is important to ensure your batteries are installed safely and maintained correctly to avoid shortening the life of your batteries. See our Safety, Preventative Maintenance, Cleaning and Watering tips below.

SAFETY

  • Always wear protective clothing, gloves and goggles when handling batteries.
  • Do not smoke near batteries.
  • Keep sparks, flames and metal objects away from batteries.
  • Use a wrench with a rubber handle when making battery connections.
  • The electrolyte is a solution of acid and water, so avoid skin contact.
  • If acid contacts your skin or eyes, flush with water immediately.
  • Check that all cable connections to the terminal are properly tightened, connections that are too tight or too loose could result in post breakage, meltdown or fire.
  • To avoid short circuits do not lay objects on top of battery.
  • Charge batteries in a well-ventilated area.
  • Never add acid to a battery.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

  • Examine the external appearance of the battery, the tops of the battery and terminal connections should be clean, free of dirt and corrosion, and dry. Refer to cleaning section below.
  • If fluids are on top of the battery this may mean that the battery is being over-watered. Refer to watering section below.
  • Check battery cables and connections, replace all damaged cables and tighten any loose connections, 95 105 lbs torque.

CLEANING

  • Check that all vent caps are secured properly on the battery.
  • Clean the top of the battery, terminals and connections with a cloth or brush and a solution of baking soda and water. Do not allow cleaning solution to get inside the battery.
  • Rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth.
  • Apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly or terminal protector that can be purchased through your local battery dealer.
  • Keep the area around batteries clean and dry.

WATERING

Wet cell batteries need to have their water level checked routinely. The frequency depends upon battery usage and operating temperatures. Check new batteries every couple of weeks to determine the watering frequency for your application. It is normal for batteries to need more watering as they age.

  • Fully charge the batteries prior to adding water. Only add water to discharged or partially charged batteries if the plates are exposed. In this case, add just enough water to cover the plates and then charge the batteries and continue with the watering procedure.
  • Remove the vent caps and place them upside down so the dirt does not get on the underside of the cap, for the plus series batteries simply flip open the cap. Check the electrolyte level.
  • If the electrolyte level is well above the plates, then it is not necessary to add more water.
  • If the electrolyte level is barely covering the plates, add distilled or de-ionised water to a level 3mm below the vent well (this is the plastic shield inside the vent hole) for standard batteries and to the maximum (MAX) level indicator for Plus Series batteries.

For more information on batteries and maintenance visit: yhipower.com.au

EZGO Vehicle Safety Information

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The following tips and recommendations can help ensure that drivers and passengers of EZGO vehicles remain safe and enjoy their EZGO experience. This is not a comprehensive list. Please read and follow all safety precautions outlined in the owner's manual of your EZGO vehicle and ensure you know and follow all state and local regulations governing the use of golf carts and personal-use vehicles in your area.

GENERAL SAFETY TIPS

  • Keep hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times.
  • Do not operate the vehicle on public roads.
  • Never operate the vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any other substance.
  • Do not operate the vehicle with more than two (2) passengers per bench seat.
  • Special care must be taken when using the vehicle in the presence of children. Do not allow young children or teenagers to operate the vehicle, particularly unattended EZGO recommends that only licensed drivers operate EZGO vehicles.
  • Do not allow young children to ride in the vehicle without a supervising adult. Children's feet must be able to touch the floorboard of the vehicle, and they must be able to hold on to the safety handles on the vehicle canopy or restraint.
  • Make sure that tyres are properly inflated before operating. Never install unapproved tyres, including so-called "low-pressure" tyres, on a personal-utility vehicle. Use of these tyres can create an extremely unstable and hazardous operating condition.
  • Modifications to the vehicle, such as installation of a "lift kit" or rear-facing seat, can change the operating characteristics of the vehicle. Always be sure you understand and are mindful of the ways in which a modification can alter a vehicle's behaviour. Also, if modifying a vehicle, we recommend the use of genuine EZGO parts and accessories, which have been tested to conform to safe operating standards and conditions. Genuine EZGO parts and accessories are available at your local EZGO dealer.
  • Do not modify your EZGO vehicle to go faster than the speed at which it was designed to operate from the factory. Such modifications cause the vehicle to operate at a speed and in a manner for which it was not intended, designed or tested. Such modifications also are often in violation of federal, state and local laws governing the use of personal-utility vehicles.
  • Passengers in a rear-facing seat must use particular care, since they cannot see the upcoming path of the vehicle or possible approaching hazards. Rear-facing passengers must always hold on to safety handles and keep their feet firmly placed upon the vehicle's floorboard.

This is not an exhaustive list of safety guidelines and precautions. No list, however lengthy, could ever cover all of the possible operating situations and conditions for every EZGO vehicle in every possible environment.

  1. If you have any questions about safe and proper use of your EZGO vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact us.

TIP: No safety feature or guideline will replace good old-fashioned common sense of responsible drivers and passengers. Please operate your EZGO vehicle responsibly.

Owner's Manuals

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What Year and Model is my Golf Cart?

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When sourcing golf cart parts and accessories, or servicing your cart, it is helpful to know the brand or make of your golf cart. Within each make of golf cart, there are different models and then the year of manufacture that needs to be considered. See our guide below for the most common golf cart makes to assist you in determining this information.

GOLF CART YEAR AND MODEL GUIDE


WHAT YEAR AND MODEL IS MY EZGO GOLF CART?

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EZGO serial numbers do not indicate the year of production. You will need the Model/ Manufacturer number to determine the year of an EZGO. Below is a basic model number guide.


EZGO MARATHON was made in the years 1975 – 1993.

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The model and serial numbers can be found on the plate located under the passenger side glove compartment. The manufacturer number will have 1 letter followed by 3 or 4 numbers. Two of the grouped numbers will indicate the year of production. Features include:

  • Two separate seat backs
  • Front plastic bumper
  • Black plastic nose cap
  • No Top Handles

EZGO MEDALIST was made in the years 1993 – 1999.

East Coast Carts

The serial number is located on a plate located inside the passenger side glove compartment. The manufacturer number will have 1 letter followed by 3 or 4 numbers. Two of the grouped numbers will indicate the year of production. Features include:

  • Connected seat back
  • Plastic Front Bumper
  • Top with Handles

EZGO TXT was made in the years 1996 - present.

East Coast Carts

The serial number is located on a plate inside the passenger side glove compartment. The manufacturer number will have 1 letter followed by 3 or 4 numbers. Two of the grouped numbers will indicate the year of production. Features include:

  • Connected seat back
  • Small Plastic Front Bumper
  • Top with Handles

EZGO RXV was made in the years 2008 – present.

East Coast Carts

The serial number is located in 3 different places. One is placed on the base of the steering column, the 2nd is located on the frame under the front splash shield on the driver’s side, and the 3rd is located on the passenger side frame rail at the rear of the cart. Features include:

  • Connected seat back
  • Rounded front fenders with large bumper on front
  • Moulded plastic roof with handles.


EZGO RXV REFRESH models were made in the years 2015 – present. ​It will also look like the golf cart pictured above., however the rear rubber steps will be smaller in design.



EZGO RXV ELiTE was introduced in 2017 - The FIRST lithium battery cart.

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​The serial number is located in 3 different places. One is placed on the base of the steering column, the 2nd is located on the frame under the front splash shield on the driver’s side, and the 3rd is located on the passenger side frame rail at the rear of the cart and also features:

  • Connected seat back
  • Rounded front fenders with large bumper on front
  • Moulded plastic roof with handles.


EZGO 2FIVE was made in 2009 to present.

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Features include:

  • Glass Windscreen
  • Windscreen wiper
  • 3–Point Seat Belts
  • Turn Signals - indicators
  • Headlights and tail lights
  • Rear View Mirrors

EZGO WORKHORSE was made in 1996-2003.

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Features include:

  • Square-shaped front nose
  • Single rectangular seat back
  • 54" top with handles
  • Non lifted
  • Dual headlights
  • Cargo Bed or Box on rear.

EZGO ST began production in 1999.

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Features include:

  • Square shaped front nose with two light holes
  • Single seat back
  • 54" top with handles
  • Lifted vehicles with 20' tyres or larger

EZGO MPT began production in 2004.

East Coast Carts

Features include:

  • Square shaped front nose with two light holes
  • Single rectangular seat back
  • 54" top with handles
  • Non lifted
  • Double headlights
  • Cargo bed or box on the rear

EZGO EXPRESS began production in 2012.

East Coast Carts

Features include:

  • Sloped front cowl
  • Dual headlights horizontal tail lights
  • Factory front brush guard
  • Factory-installed rear seat kit
  • Extended top

WHAT YEAR AND MODEL IS MY CLUB CAR GOLF CART?

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Club Car serial numbers indicate the model and year of production.

  • The first 1 or 2 letters determines the Model - see table below
  • The next 2 numbers determine the Year
  • The next set identifies the week of production.


Below is the first letter that would be associated with the model.

A DS Electric Golf Car
AA DS Electric Golf Car, 48 Volt
AB DS Electric Golf Car, 36 Volt
AC DS Electric Golf Car, 48 Volt Regen
AQ DS Electric IQ 48 Volt Regen
AG DS Gasoline/Petrol Golf Car
PG Precedent Gasoline/Petrol Golf Car
PQ Precedent Electric IQ 48 Volt Golf Car

For example: AQ0746-123456 = DS 2007 Model

​Use the details and pictures below to find where your serial number is located.


CLUB CAR DS was made in the years 1982 - 2000.5.

East Coast Carts

The serial number can be found just under the passenger side glove box and features:

  • Two separate seat backs
  • Uses a rubber coated pipe as seat armrests
  • Silver aluminium roof supports
  • Thin plastic roof with no handles


CLUB CAR DS [2000.5] was made in the years 2000.5 - present.

East Coast Carts

The serial number located on a sticker located just behind the accelerator pedal mounted to the frame and features:

  • Connected seat back
  • Moulded plastic triangular shaped arm rests
  • Black roof supports
  • Moulded plastic roof with handles
  • Serial Number located on a sticker located just behind the accelerator pedal mounted to the frame.


CLUB CAR PRECEDENT were introduced in 2004.

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The serial number is located on a sticker inside the passenger side glove compartment or just under the passenger side glove compartment on the kick panel and also features:

  • 360 Degree Wrap Around Bumper
  • Moulded plastic rear roof supports


CLUB CAR TEMPO was introduced in 2018.

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The serial number is located on a sticker inside the passenger side glove compartment or just under the passenger side glove compartment on the kick panel and also features:

  • Connected back
  • Square front nose cone
  • Premium comfort seats
  • Dashboard upgrade

 


WHAT YEAR AND MODEL IS MY YAMAHA GOLF CART?

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Yamaha serial numbers will indicate the model, engine type and year of production.

Below is a basic serial number guide for each model.


YAMAHA G1 began production in 1979.

East Coast Carts

The serial number is located near the driver’s side rear tyre underneath the golf cart.

G1 – PETROL  G1 – ELECTRIC
J10-000101 1979 J14-000101 1980
J10-007705 1980 J14-100101 1981
J10-030101 1981 J22-000101 1982
J17-000101 1982 J26-000101 1983
J24-000101 1983 J36-000101 1984
J31-000101 1984 J36-010101 1985
J31-100101 1985 J36-011212 1986
J31-140101 1986 J31-159082 1989

YAMAHA G2 began production in 1985.

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The serial number can be located in one of two places. Either under the seat towards the front of the golf cart, or under the front bumper on the frame of the golf cart.

G2 – PETROL G2 – ELECTRIC
J38-000101 1985 J41-000101 1985
J10-007705 1986 J41-016101 1986
J38-020101 1987 J41-030101 1987
J38-071101 1988 J41-053101 1988
JA2-000001 1988 JE2-000001 1988
J55-000101 1989 J56-000101 1989
J55-100120 1990 J56-100101 1990
J55-200101 1991 J56-200101 1991


YAMAHA G3 began production in 1986.

East Coast Carts

Serial numbers are located near the passenger side rear tyre underneath the golf cart.

G3 – PETROL G3 – ELECTRIC
J42-000101 1986 J46-000101 1987


YAMAHA G5 began production in 1990.

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The Yamaha G5 was introduced in 1990. The serial number can be located underneath the front bumper area on the frame.

G5 – PETROL G5– ELECTRIC
J50-000101 1990 J51-000101 1990
J50-100101 1991 J51-100101 1991
J50-200103 1992 J51-200101 1992
J50-300101 1993 J50-400101 1994
J50-500101 1995    


YAMAHA G8 began production in 1990.

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The Yamaha G8 serial number is located under the passenger side seat towards the front of the golf cart.

G8 – PETROL G8 – ELECTRIC
JF2-000007 1990 JF3-000005 1990
JF2-100101 1991 JF3-100101 1991
JF2-200101 1992 JF3-200101 1992
JF2-30010 1993 JF3-300101 1993
JF2-400101 1994 JF3-400101 1994
JF3-401801 1994 JF3-402000 1995


YAMAHA G9 began production in 1991.

East Coast Carts

Yamaha G9 serial numbers are located underneath the seat towards the front of the golf cart.

G9 – PETROL G9 – ELECTRIC
JG5-000101 1991 JG6-000001 1991
JG5-100101 1992 JG6-100101 1992
JG5-200103 1993 JH7-000125 1992
JG5-300101 1994 JH7-100101 1993
JG5-400101 1995 JH7-200149 1994
    JH7-300101 1995


YAMAHA G11 began production in 1993.

Serial number is located underneath the seat towards the rear of the golf cart.

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G11 - PETROL
JJ3-000101 1993
JJ3-100101 1994
JJ3-200101 1996
JR3-000101 1997
JR3-100101 1998
JR3-200101 1999
JR3-300101 2000


YAMAHA G14 & G16 began production in 1995.

Serial numbers are located underneath the driver’s side seat towards the front of the golf cart. Some models may have the serial number located inside the driver’s side glove compartment as well.

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G14 - PETROL G14 – ELECTRIC
JN3-100101 1995 JN4-100101 1995
JN3-200101 1996 JN4-200101 1996
G16 - PETROL G16 - ELECTRIC
JN6-000101 1996 JN8-000101 1996
JN6-100101 1997 JN8-100101 1997
JN6-200101 1998 JN8-200101 1998
JN6-300101 1999 JN8-300101 1999
JN6-400101 2000 JN8-400101 2000


YAMAHA G19-G21 began production in 1996.

The serial number is located inside the driver’s side glove compartment or under the rear bumper attached to the frame.

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G20 - PETROL G19 - ELECTRIC
JR8-000101 2000 JR1-000101 1996
JR8-100101 2001 JR1-100101 1997
JR8-200101 2002 JR1-200101 1998
G21 - PETROL JR1-300101 1999
JR6-000101 2001 JR1-400101 2000
JR6-100101 2002 JR1-500101 2001
JR6-200101 2003 JRI-600101 2002
JR6-300101 2004


YAMAHA G22 (G-MAX) began production in 2003.

East Coast Carts

The serial number is located inside the driver’s side glove compartment.

G22 - PETROL
(G-MAX)
G22 - ELECTRIC
(G-MAX)
JU0-000101 2003 JU2-000101 2003
JU0-100101 2004 JU2-100101 2004
JU0-200101 2005 JU2-200101 2005
JU0-209201 2005 JU2-205701 2005
JU0-300101 2006 JU2-300101 2006
JU0-310101 2006 JU2-306201 2006
JU0-400101 2007 JU2-400101 2007


YAMAHA G29 (YDR DRIVE) began production in 2007.

East Coast Carts

Their serial number is located on the passenger side near the seat from 2007-2010. In 2011 and up the serial number is located underneath the seat towards the rear of the golf cart.

G29 – PETROL
(YDR DRIVE)
G29 – ELECTRIC
(YDR DRIVE)
JW1-000101 2007 JW2-000101 2007
JW1-100101 2008 JW2-100101 2008
JW1-200101 2009 JW2-200101 2009
JW1-300101 2010 JW2-300101 2010
JW8-000101 2011 JW9-000101 2011
JW8-100101 2012 JW9-100101 2012
JW8-200101 2012.5 JW9-200101 2012.5

When should Batteries be replaced?

HOW LONG DO GOLF CART BATTERIES LAST?

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At East Coast Carts, we get this question all the time. Unfortunately, it is one of the hardest to answer. The correct answer is: “It all depends on how you take care of them.” Why is this? Well, deep cycle battery packs require some basic maintenance which includes maintaining the correct electrolyte (water) levels while ensuring the battery pack is fully charged and never left in a discharged state (plugging it in after each use or round of golf).

Aside from maintenance practices affecting the life span of golf cart batteries, usage becomes the next biggest factor. Battery packs in golf course fleet applications get much higher usage on average than a golf cart owned by a private owner. Fleet carts get used for 2-3 rounds of golf per day during the peak seasons while private carts tend to be 3-5 rounds of golf per week (sometimes more depending on the number of golfers using the cart). That all being said, properly maintained battery packs in fleet carts tend to last about 4-6 years while private owners tend to get about 6-10 years out of their battery packs.

Other major factors include the type of options on the cart that may increase the draw from the battery pack. Options such as headlights and taillights or an optional top speed code can really affect the overall range, life span and performance of deep cycle golf cart batteries.

If you live on or near the golf course in a golf course community and drive to and from the golf course, this also greatly affects the battery pack. In some instances, driving to the golf course, doing the round of golf, and then driving home is the equivalent to 2-3 rounds of golf for a fleet cart. Owners who use their cart in this manner tend to see shorter battery life spans.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN IT IS TIME TO CHANGE THEM?

Golf cart batteries are more powerful than ever. They allow you to roam freely regardless of terrain, listen to your music, and enjoy better lighting irrespective of the time of day.

However, all batteries must be replaced eventually. Astute golf cart owners will be able to notice the signs of a failing battery. Sometimes, though, the symptoms aren’t so simple.

Review the following situations carefully and if you notice your golf cart has any of these issues, it may be time to replace your batteries.

Small Hills Become a Challenge

Golf carts are not designed for climbing mountains, but they should be able to handle smaller hills and slopes. If you notice your golf cart struggling to make it up an incline, it could be a sign the cart is not getting enough power.

Pay attention to changes in the way the cart handles to pick up on this issue. You might find that you have to push the accelerator pedal all the way down to the floor for it to go on non-flat surfaces. As you crest the hill, the golf cart might start coasting due to a loss of power. If you notice any of these signs, as well as other apparent indicators that your cart is not getting enough power, replace your golf cart battery immediately. Doing so will prevent you from getting stuck in precarious situations or getting stranded too far from help.

The Cart Takes Far Too Long to Charge

A standard golf cart battery in optimum condition can take a full night to completely charge. Any longer than this means your cart will soon need a new battery.

Rechargeable batteries have become pillars of modern convenience. Certainly, they’ve changed the way we keep ourselves entertained, the way we work, and the way we transport ourselves. However, the reality is that rechargeable batteries are constantly being drained and charged. The chemicals in the battery only last so long through these cycles. Therefore, all rechargeable batteries will eventually need to be changed out.

Diminished Range

You should be able to travel several miles in your golf cart before you need to charge it again. In other words, a full battery charge easily tackles a trip around the golf course or through the neighbourhood. There’s nothing worse than your game or joyride being interrupted by a dead battery, which happens as the battery’s charging capacity declines. If you’re nine holes in and your battery starts getting weak, then you’ll want to check it.

Delayed Acceleration and Loss of Top Speed

Today’s golf carts are designed with advanced technology, which allows them to be comfortable and responsive to your “command.” When you command speed by pressing your foot on the accelerator, you should feel it respond almost instantly. The longer it takes to respond, the more likely it is that it’s time to look at a new golf cart battery. Additionally, if you notice your top speed has reduced since you purchased your golf cart, this could also be a sign of an old and/or failing battery. Have your golf cart checked by your trusted technician to determine whether it is the battery or another acceleration component. Then, replace them accordingly.

Braking is Not Responsive

Losing acceleration and top speed is frustrating. For the most part, it means you will get to your final destination later than you expected. However, losing braking can be much more dangerous than that, and it is a possibility if your battery isn’t functioning well. Golf cart brakes should be a priority for all golf cart owners. Once they stop responding, they instantly put you and others at risk. At the first sign of brake issues, ensure the golf cart is looked at. If the braking problem is determined to be caused by your battery, visit East Coast Carts to purchase a new golf cart battery.

Accessories Acting Up

Keep an eye on your golf cart accessories. If your battery is failing, your accessories will start failing or cutting out with more frequency. This includes your sound system, interior lighting, air conditioning, and more. You may have had all of these running at the same time with zero issues in the past. But each use drains the battery a little more, and it can add up over time.

Physical Battery Issues

Many of the signs above are gradual, meaning it might be hard to notice them immediately. However, the most serious indicators of a battery that is failing are physical and visible flaws. These include:

Bulging, Expansion, and Cracks: If your battery’s housing is distorted, cracked, or bulging in any way, that means the internal components of your battery are having significant issues. Your battery’s cells likely won’t charge up all the way or even hold a charge. Worse, a bulging battery could cause physical harm. Always replace the battery at the first sign of bulging, expansion, or cracks.

Leaks or Corrosion: Battery corrosion is an irritating but frequent issue that all batteries face. Unfortunately, even a small bump along your journey can cause shortages of power due to corrosion. Cleaning your battery can often take care of the corrosion problem. Unfortunately, even with a good cleaning, the corrosion will typically worsen over time. When corrosion becomes frequent and hard to keep under control, you likely need a new battery. The same goes for leaks. Batteries that leak acid are an environmental and safety hazard and need to be disposed of properly and replaced immediately.

DON'T NEGLECT YOUR BATTERIES

They are the powerhouse that allows you to accelerate, brake, and enjoy your favourite accessories. Consider the warning signs above and order replacement batteries if you notice any of them.

Depending on the make, model and age of your cart, you could also give consideration to upgrading your batteries to maintenance free Lithium Batteries.

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