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Winter Storage Guidelines

ELECTRIC CARTS

1. Turn the key switch to the “off’ position, remove the key and leave the forward/reverse switch in the “neutral” position during storage. Then place the tow/run switch in the “tow” position.

Note: since the battery warning light does not illuminate with the key in the “off” position and the tow switch in “tow,” do not use the warning light as an indication of the batteries’ charge state.

2. Clean the battery packs, tops and terminals using a battery acid neutralizer (1 cup baking soda, per 1 gallon water). Check, clean, tighten and treat battery terminal connections with a battery terminal protector spray. Tighten all battery cable connections.

3. Check the water levels in each battery cell. If water is required, fill the cells to cover the plates, charge the set, and then use distilled water to top off each cell at least ½ inch above the plates or to the level indicator.

4. Leave battery chargers plugged in during storage. If cars are equipped with an on-board computer, the OBC automatically will activate the charger when needed.

5. If the battery charger is left plugged in during extended storage, check the electrolyte level and the charger function at least once a month to ensure that proper operation is maintained. To check charger function, disconnect the DC cord (stationary charger) from the vehicle or the AC cord (on-board charger) from the power source and wait five seconds before reconnecting. The charger is functioning properly if the ammeter indicates current.

6. If AC power is off for seven days or more, the OBC will not function or charge the vehicle again until it has been restarted. To restart the computer, make sure AC power has been restored, disconnect the DC cord (stationary charger) from the vehicle or the AC cord (on-board charger) from the power source, wait five seconds and reconnect.

7. Be sure to check the batteries and charger monthly to maintain the correct water level in the batteries and to ensure the charger is operating correctly during storage.

8. Disconnect the batteries for the storage period if any of the following conditions exist: the charger cannot remain plugged in continuously, AC power will not be available during extended storage, or if electrolyte levels will not be maintained.

9. Check tire pressure and inflate to 18 to 20 PSI, or as called for in the owner’s manual.

10. Perform all semi-annual lubrications.

11. Thoroughly clean the front and rear body, seats, battery compartment and underside of vehicle.

12. Make sure the facility has adequate outside ventilation.

13. Do not engage the park brake, but secure the car from rolling.

PETROL CARTS

1. Place the forward/reverse handle in the “neutral” position and the neutral lockout cam in the “maintenance” position.

2. Turn the fuel shut-off valve to the closed (“off”) position, turn the key switch to “on” position and run the engine until fuel remaining in the carburetor and fuel lines is depleted and the engine stalls. Turn the key switch to the “off” position and remove the key. Return the neutral lockout cam to the “operate” position.

3. Loosen but do not remove the carburetor drain screw and drain remaining fuel into a clean container. Pour the fuel from the container into the vehicle’s fuel tank and tighten the carburetor drain screw.

4. Disconnect the fuel vent line from the fuel tank vent barb. Use a slip-on vinyl cap to plug the fuel tank vent nipple so it is air tight.

5. Disconnect the battery cables, starting with the negative cable.

6. Check tire pressure and inflate to between 18 to 20 PSI or as called for in the owner’s manual.

7. Perform all semiannual lubrications.

8. Clean the battery using a battery acid neutralizer (1 cup of baking soda per 1 gallon of water). Check, clean and treat battery terminal connections with a battery terminal protector spray.

9. Remove the spark plug and pour 1/2 ounce of SAE 10 weight oil into the engine through the spark plug hole. Rotate the engine crankshaft by hand several times and then install the spark plug.

10. Do not engage the park brake, but secure the car from rolling.

For more information on extended storage or overall golf car maintenance, consult your owner’s manual.

If you have any further service or parts requirements, please contact us on 045 878200