How do you choose golf cart tyres?
When it comes to golf cart tyres, there are a few things to know first before choosing the right one for your cart. Choosing the right golf cart tyres is essential to the excellent running of your golf cart and to ensure that you get as much use and mileage from your cart too.
Battery Pit Stop are experts in golf cart tyres in South Africa and we have extensive knowledge about how to go about buying the right golf cart tyres.
Choose the Right Golf Cart Tyre
Are you wondering what to look for in a golf cart tyre? How do you choose the best type of tyre for your golf cart, or are they all the same? There are a few things you need to make sure of before you buy; a few check points to confirm about the kind of tyre you need. Here they are;
What kind of tread do you need?
Believe it or not, golf tyres come in differing kinds of tread, just like car tyres do. It’s important to know the difference between the treads but also to be realistic with the kind of tread you need from your cart.
There are three main types of tyre tread available for golf carts;
- Turf and street tyres
- Off-road tyres
- All-terrain tyres
Turf or street tyres, as their name suggests, are perfect for golf carts that spend most of the time on the course. They can drive over grass easily without damaging it but can also ride along golf cart paths made of cement or paving too.
If you’re using your cart for more robust use like driving on sand roads or uneven surfaces, then you’d want to put a set of tyres with off-road tread on them.
Finally, if you need tyres that can take you from the golf course onto a dirt road and everywhere in between, then you’d want to choose a set of all-terrain tyres for your cart.
What size golf cart tyres do you need?
Will standard tyres be ok for you, or will you need larger or smaller ones?
Most golf cart owners will go for the standard golf cart tyres, and these are the most commonly bought tyre size. A standard size golf cart tyre is 18 x 8/10. This means the tyre is 18-inches in diameter (which means how tall it is in inches from top to bottom), 8-inches wide, and will fit a 10-inch wheel.
If you want tyres to be smaller or larger than the standard size, it is recommended that you contact a tyre specialist to have them custom-made. You may also need to have the frame and other accessories of your golf cart customised to fit the non-standard tyres too.
What makes a reliable and safe golf car tyre?
Reliability and safety are absolute must-haves when owning any kind of machine. We all want to know that the car, motorbike, boat, or golf cart we are steering is as safe as possible, right? When it comes to golf cart safety, the best way to ensure its reliability is to make sure that you put the right accessories, like tyres, onto the cart and that all the components are maintained well and often.
Treat your golf cart like you would any prized car, and you’ll get many happy and safe miles out of it.
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