In order to retain maximum efficiency and economy it is imperative to carry out the following procedures routinely. For a more in depth breakdown of statistics, we would be happy to advise you accordingly.
Check oil levels and top up as necessary – low levels could cause overheating and serious engine damage.
We suggest that you do not leave petrol in the tank if the car is not likely to be used for long periods as it can oxidize and become stale – this produces gummy deposits in the carburettor, however, should this be unavoidable and a car is left standing with petrol in the tank for more than 2 weeks there is an additive available which slows down the oxidation and extends storage time.
Charging correctly will extend battery life and operation between charges.
Charge new batteries completely before initial use – for at least 12 hours then limit use for initial cycles as new batteries have less capacity than more established ones. New golf car batteries should be limited to 18 holes between charges.
Ideally, recharge batteries when they are discharged by 20%. Never allow batteries to discharged by more than 80% as this will greatly reduce battery life. Please remember that batteries will continue to discharge when in storage so still recharge as necessary.
Using correct the watering procedure will extend the life of the battery greatly.
Use only distilled water – non distilled may contain harmful chemicals.
Check electrode level on new batteries and every month while in use – water use will increase with the age of the battery.
Never allow level to fall below the plates – if they are exposed only add sufficient water to cover the plates before charging.
Do not overfill – this will dilute the electrolyte and reduce the specific gravity, thus reducing charging capacity.
Ensure battery tops of washed off periodically with a mix of bicarbonate of soda and water ensuring vent caps are secure – rinse with clean water.