Winterizing Your Golf Cart – Electric Carts

Introduction-Electric Golf Cars

We start, and pretty much end, on battery care, with some other stuff to check thrown in at the end.  Batteries are the life blood of any electric vehicle and the better you treat & care for them the better they will serve you.  Treating them well means keeping the racks, tops & terminals clean, ensuring that all cable connections are adequately tight, adding distilled water at the proper times in the proper amount, and keeping them fully charged without overcharge.  That is the way they last the longest… plain & simple.   Continue reading

Winterizing Your Golf Cart – Gas Carts

Engine Inspection and Cleaning

Before any cleaning begins on a gas engine, take a very close look at the engine, engine components and engine compartment. Keep an eye out for wet spots that indicate an oil or gas leak from the engine or related parts. One spot to look at in particular is the crankshaft between the drive clutch and the engine case. A crankshaft seal can become weak and allow oil (or the oil and gas mixture in 2-cycle engines) to leak, leaving telltale oil around. Continue reading

How Much Charge Do I Have?

Type Car: Electric

Problem: I don’t have a state of charge indicator. My wife used the car but I don’t know how much. Do I have enough charge to play a round of golf?

Answer: Stop being so, shall we say, ‘frugal’. We have a good selection of State of Charge Indicators. But there is another way to tell how much charge your batteries have. Plug in your charger and watch the ammeter. Give it a few minutes to settle down and then use the chart below to tell how much charge you have. Continue reading

L.T. Walden, Chairman Emeritus of E-Z-GO, Part 1

LT Walden is presently Chairman Emeritus of the E-Z-GO Golf Car Company. 2003 marks the 42nd year that Mr. Walden has been at E-Z-GO. You may recall (it’s in our Archives) we interview LT when he was President of E-Z-GO. When we interviewed him this time, however, we had different purpose for the interview.

Next year E-Z-GO will celebrate its first half century of business. LT has been there all but 8 years of it. We figured there would be some History to be learned from LT and we were right. But we also found more. We found a man who had the character, patience, foresight and ability to work with people that allowed him to go from a spot welder at E-Z-GO to the President of this major corporation. LT’s answers are profound. You will enjoy them. Due to the length of this interview, we’ll divide it in parts. Here is Part 1 Continue reading