Golf Cart Tyres
Like any other prized vehicle, your golf cart should be cared for and maintained, and that includes its tyres. At Battery Pit Stop, we pride ourselves on knowing quite a bit on golf cart batteries and golf cart tyres. We understand these zooty little machines pretty well, so let us give you a bit of info on how to care for your golf cart and, more specifically, it’s tyres.
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How long do golf cart tyres last?
For golf cart tyres in South Africa, you’re typically looking at a life span of around 2 to 3 years. Most good golf cart tyres last that long if they’re properly looked after. Of course, if you don’t look after them or ride into too many potholes, you’re going to find yourself having to replace your tyres much quicker.
How to care for golf cart tyres?
There are a few easy-to-do maintenance tips to follow to ensure that the tyres on your little machine are kept in the best shape possible.
Tip #1 – Pressure Check Your Tyres
It’s often seems like a silly thing to do for a simple golf cart and is also often overlooked but by checking the pressure in your golf cart tyres regularly you will avoid riding the cart on tyres that are too low, as this can increase the temperature in the tyres and make them wear harder.
We recommend checking the tyre pressure once a month when the tyres are cold. Check them in the morning before you play your round of golf and not afterwards. Riding on tyres that are low can damage them but also make sure you don’t ride on overinflated tyres either, as this can cause a blow out to happen. Maintaining good tyre pressure will ensure the tyres stay in good condition for longer.
Tip # 2 – Keep The Balance
Checking your cart’s camber is a necessary part of making sure the tyres last too. If your golf cart wheels lean in or outward, it can affect the way the tyres wear. Too much wear on the inside or outside of a golf cart tyre can mean you’ll have to replace the tyres much sooner.
Chat to a professional about getting the camber of your cart checked and make sure they check the toe, tie rods and alignment of the cart too.
Tip # 3 – Keep it Clean and Safe
Riding over huge potholes or dongas could mean the end of a golf cart tyre prematurely. Even though it might be fun to see what your little cart can do, it’s wise to avoid holes because this may cause the tyres to pop or to wear unnecessarily fast.
Finally, as with any machine, it’s really important to keep your tyres clean and shined. You can buy a good golf cart tyre shine to rub onto your tyres regularly to keep them protected from the sun and other elements.
When to know it’s time to replace your golf cart tyres?
There are a couple of tell-tale signs to watch out for on your tyres that will indicate it’s time to replace them.
Here they are;
Thinning metallic tread
If you tread begins to thin on your tyres, it’s time to replace them. You’ll start to see metallic-like threads showing on the tyre or even some rubber sloughing off too.
Slower than normal speed
If you’re struggling to get your cart up to the normal speed, it might be an indicator that the tyres are flat. The reason they’re flat might be because they’re old and the air is leaking out of them. Be sure to double check that you don’t have a puncture that can be easily fixed before replacing the tyres first.
The cracks are starting to show
If you can actually see the cracks on the tyres showing, it’s a good time for replacement. As the tyre cracks grow, air can leak out of the tyres making them at a higher risk of bursting and blowing out, just like a normal car tyre can.
Find out more about the best golf cart tyres available now, call Battery Pitstop today on 011 397 6907.