Golf Cart FAQs:
Where can I find Manuals for my golf cart?
Club Car: http://www.clubcar.com/resources/ownersmanuals/Pages/default.aspx
(COPY AND PASTE LINK)
What year is my E-Z-GO Golf Cart?
Here is a great resource from the E-Z-GO web site that helps determine the year of the cart.
The link is: http://www.shopezgo.com/customer-service/FAQ-Model-SerialNumber.html
What year is my Club Car golf cart?
Starting in the 1980s Club Car vehicles have a serial number plaque at the lower edge of the dashboard. Our serial number convention is 12 characters and indicates the model, the model year and the production week the vehicle was produced. For example:
PQ=Precedent Electric 06=2006 Model Year 04=Fourth production week
NOTE: If you cannot find a serial number plaque contact Club Car at 1-800-CLUB CAR with the serial number from the transaxle, electric motor or gas engine or give us a call and we can determine the year for you by using the serial number.
What year is my Yamaha golf cart?
Here is a great resource from the Yamaha web site that will help you determine the year make and model of your cart, as well as, help you in finding the serial number.
The link is: http://www.yamahagolfcar.com/partsandservice/default.aspx
What make a golf cart "street legal" for Covington, GA?
There are several requirements that will make a golf cart "street legal" for Covington, GA, they include a windshield, brake lights, head and tail lights, turn signals, rear view mirror, and a horn. Note: many private communities require golf carts to be street legal for safety reasons, even when they are only operated on private streets. Also the cart has to be registered with the DMV. Other requirements could be required. Fat Boy's Golf Carts will be happy to assist you with making your golf cart "street legal" and answer any questions you may have.
*Each city is different so check with your local DMV.
Can I get other accessories added to my golf cart?
Yes. Fat Boy's Golf Carts can install stereos and many other accessories. Some available accessories include game consoles, DVD players, flip rear seats, golf cart bag holders, custom painted bodies, colored interior, cargo boxes, chrome wheels, etc. We also offer battery and controller upgrades, as well as, motor upgrades.
Do you take trade-ins?
Yes. We must see the cart in person to give an accurate quote.
What can I use to clean my windshield?
Never use ammonia or alcohol based cleaners on acrylic! You can normally find cleaners that are safe for acrylic/plastic either at an auto parts or hardware store.
What is the best way to clean golf cart seats?
WD-40 or Lacquer Thinner
Can I wax my golf cart?
Yes. I t is a great idea to wax the finish of your golf cart at least once a year. A good carnauba wax works well.
What type of gas is used in golf carts?
Regular unleaded gas for 4 cycle engines and 40:1 ratio gas/oil for 2 cycle engines.
What type of oil is used in golf carts?
10w30; 1.5 quarts; Do Not Overfill!!!
What kinds of Batteries are used in golf carts?
Golf carts use Deep Cycle batteries. Deep cycle batteries can be discharged almost completely and recharge several times without any major damage. A regular car battery cannot withstand this severe cycling without having its life significantly shortened.
How often should I charge my batteries?
For chargers with a manual timer usually 6-8 hours after 18 holes of golf or 4-6 hours after 9 holes. As a rule of thumb: double the charge time of estimated use. For example: If the cart was used for 3 hours charge for 6 hours. If you have an automatic charger just plug it in. It will shut off when the batteries are fully charged. To get the longest life from your batteries, do not run them completely down before charging. You should ensure that your cart is in the neutral position and the key is turn off when charging your batteries.
Is it important to use distilled water in my batteries?
It is best to use distilled water in your batteries to avoid adding minerals that are found in other types of water. Do not use well water!
How often should I have my golf cart serviced?
It depends on how much use is being put on the vehicle. You should have the golf cart serviced once per year. More specifically, we recommend having your cat serviced by a trained technician every 75 hours of use.
What kind of work should I be doing myself?
These things need to be done on a monthly basis:
- Wash the battery tops, battery compartment, underside of the vehicle and clean with baking soda/water solution.
- Keep battery water filled to the proper level with distilled water.
- Check the tire pressure and adjust if necessary.
- Check oil, air filter, and fuel filter monthly for any contaminates.
- Clean engine compartment with water.
- Check belts for excessive wear.
- Check the air pressure and adjust if necessary.