Garrett's Golf Cars Blog

Garrett's Golf Cars Blog

Why is My Golf Cart Backfiring?

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Mar 27, 2023 11:00:50 AM

Are you hearing a loud bang or pop from your golf cart? That's backfiring!

It can be annoying and concerning, especially if you don't know what's causing it. It is usually caused by an incomplete combustion of the air-fuel mixture inside the engine, which can happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes of golf cart backfiring include spark plug issues, fuel delivery problems, air intake blockage, and exhaust system issues.

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice, Repairs

How to Rejuvenate your Golf Cart Battery

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Jan 3, 2023 3:13:11 PM

How to bring a golf cart battery back to life

If your golf cart battery doesn’t take you as far as it is used to, we have some tips for you!

We recommend equalizing the cells, cleaning the terminals and cables, and maintaining the correct water level. This extends your battery lifespan and improves its performance.

In another blog, we discusshow to take care of your battery during the winter. While we tell you to clean, charge, and disconnect from any source of the electrical drain. You may need more than this to have your battery ready by spring.

Before you read on, these recommendations only work onlead-acid batteries

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice, Repairs, Golf Cart Batteries

Why you should upgrade to a Lithium-Ion Battery

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Oct 19, 2022 2:11:21 PM

Considering upgrading your lead-acid battery for a lithium-ion battery?

Many Golf Cart owners are switching to lithium batteries because they offer quick charging, low maintenance, and a longer lifespan. Lead-acid batteries are still used in some carts but require longer charging and are very heavy. There is a lot to consider when upgrading your battery, but we will break it down for you.

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Topics: Advice on Buying, Repairs, Golf Cart Batteries

Video: How to Install an E-Z-Go ignition switch

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Jan 14, 2019 10:49:00 AM

The ignition switch in an E-Z-GO golf cart is what enables the vehicle to start when you turn the key. If you're having a problem getting your golf cart to start, it's possible you have a bad ignition. Fortunately, it is very easy to install and replace the switch. It is both inexpensive and quick (around ten minutes). There are just four steps: Get the right equipment, prepare the golf cart, remove the console and the existing ignition switch, and lastly, install a new ignition switch and replace console.

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Topics: Repairs

How to Install EZ-GO Shock Absorbers

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Sep 21, 2018 2:57:53 PM

Shock absorbers are an important part on any motorized vehicle, but are especially important if you're planning to go off-roading or need your golf cart to handle quick turns.

Essentially, shock absorbers work alongside the springs in your vehicles suspension system to make sure your cart is able to handle sharp turns and rough terrain without slamming the body of your cart into the ground.

They also keep your drive nice and comfortable by absorbing the impacts from the springs in your golf carts suspension system.

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice, Repairs

Video: How to repair your golf cart tires

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Sep 6, 2018 10:22:25 AM

How To Repair A Golf Cart Tire: Step By Step Instructions

Wear and tear is a regular part of any vehicle ownership, so it's important to know how and when to replace or repair parts that aren’t functioning efficiently. 

Today, we will specifically look at golf cart tires and how you can repair them yourself! 

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Topics: Repairs

What Does a Solenoid Do on a Golf Cart?

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Mar 15, 2018 2:57:52 PM

Every golf cart, regardless of whether it is gas or electric, uses a small but powerful device called a solenoid.

Solenoids are constantly working in your golf cart, and are what allows the electrical current from your battery to provide power to the rest of the vehicle.

Because solenoids are responsible for so much, they are one of the more common parts on a golf cart that will need to be replaced. Let’s take a closer look at what exactly a solenoid is, and why it’s so integral to keeping your golf cart functioning properly.

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Topics: Repairs

How to Repair an E-Z-GO Speed Controller

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Mar 7, 2018 10:08:53 AM

Every EZ-GO golf cart comes equipped with one of two kinds of speed controllers, a precision drive system or a drive control system.

All modern golf carts (Including any cart that is sold by Garrett’s) use the precision drive system or PDS, whereas older carts made before 1994 will use a drive control system.

These devices control the acceleration and overall speed of the golf cart, so when they’re not working properly it’s important to know what to do.

When your golf cart’s speed controller isn’t operating correctly, your cart will show it by running erratically or failing to drive at one constant speed. If your cart starts showing these symptoms, the first thing you should look at is your speed controller.

Here are 5 steps you should follow for a DIY fix to your golf cart's speed controller.

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice, Repairs

What Can Cause Motor Burnout on a Golf Cart?

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Feb 12, 2018 8:30:53 AM

Technology is great... when it works. That statement is never truer than when you’re driving down the path in your golf cart on the way to pick your kids up from the pool and all of a sudden – nothing. Your golf cart just stops and you can’t get it to start back up again.

When this happens all sorts of things can be running through your mind. Why won’t my golf cart move? How am I supposed to pick up my kids? How am I going to get this cart back home? When things don’t work the way they’re supposed to it can be really stressful.

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Topics: Repairs

Don't Overlook These 3 Golf Cart Maintenance Tasks

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Aug 31, 2017 11:23:00 AM

One of the best reasons to buy a new golf cart (or to pick up a preowned one) is the simple ease of owning them!

Golf carts and ATVs provide an invaluable service to their owners, and they don't ask for much in return — just a little preventative maintenance and the occasional tune-up at our Service Department should keep them going strong for years to come.

Today, we'll look at the most important basic golf cart maintenance tasks you shouldn't overlook.

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice, Repairs