The Most Frequently Replaced Parts on a Golf Car
Golf cars, like many other vehicles, are made up of various moving parts. Over time, these parts wear down and need to be replaced. Whether you currently own a golf car or are in the market to buy one, you will want to know about common golf car accessories and which parts require routine maintenance. Here, we’ve created a list of the most commonly replaced parts for your golf car.
Golf Car Battery Charger
The most commonly replaced part for your golf car is the golf car battery charger. A good rule of thumb is to replace your golf car battery charger after a certain amount of time, but especially if you plan to buy a new or used golf car.
If you buy a golf car at a dealership, you generally will get an older, sometimes used golf car charger that will probably be on its last leg. Since the battery charger is what powers your golf car, it’s important that it’s brand new to ensure that your golf car (new or old) will continue running smoothly.
Golf Car Windshields
Due to constant wear and tear, golf car windshields are another commonly replaced golf car accessory. Windshields, especially for off-road golf cars, are susceptible to damage and cracking. It’s never a good idea to drive a golf car with a damaged windshield. If your windshield has sustained damage, it needs to be replaced.
Here are a few reasons your golf car windshield might need to be replaced:
- Cracks from stones or pebbles
- Damage from a fallen object, such as a tree limb
- Damage from impact cracks
Golf Car Battery Cables
Since golf car battery cables bridge the gap between the battery, load, and charging system, they need to be replaced just like the battery charger itself. Golf car battery cables can become corroded just like the battery charger, and if enough corrosion accumulates it can kill the battery cables. Consider replacing your battery cables when you replace your battery charger. This way, you won’t have to wonder if your cables have reached their limit.
Golf Car LED Lights
LED lights are a very popular accessory for golf cars, but don’t expect them to come with yours if you buy a new or used golf car. In fact, some used golf cars do not even have lights, let alone LED lights.
Here are a few options you can choose from:
- Golf car flood lights
- Golf car spotlights
- Golf car LED light bars
- Golf car light kits (includes headlights, taillights, wiring harnesses, and more!)
Golf Car Lift Kits
If you’re looking to add new tires to your ride, consider purchasing a golf car lift kit––not necessarily as a replacement, but as an addition. Many people want larger tires for their golf car, and with larger tires comes the need for more space in the wheel well. This is where a golf car lift kit comes in.
You can choose from many options for your golf car lift kit:
- Golf car A-Arm lift kits
- Golf car Drop Spindle lift kit
- Golf car Drop Axle lift kit
Golf car lift kits are a great way to add a rugged, tough look to your golf car, as well as help you to navigate with ease through rough terrains.
Golf Car Brakes
Like every vehicle, one of the most commonly replaced parts of a golf car is the brakes. Safety is important when operating any vehicle, so a properly functioning brake system in your golf car is essential to maintain safety for you and your passengers.
If you notice squeaking or grinding when you press the brake pedal to the floor, it’s time to replace your golf car brakes. If you have a few simple tools, you can change your brakes in a short amount of time and save money.
Golf Car Steering Wheels
The steering wheel is another commonly replaced part of your golf car. Generally, golf car steering wheels do not “go bad” and most replacements are out of preference rather than necessity. However, if you plan on detailing your golf car or adding a new color scheme, you might prefer that your steering wheel match the rest of your ride.
It’s important to know that the main components of golf car steering wheels do go bad, and will need replacing eventually. These parts include:
- Golf car steering shaft
- Golf car steering box assembly
- Golf car steering rack
The inner components of your steering wheel are integral to the performance of your golf car, and failing to replace them can put you in danger.
Golf Car Covers
Golf car covers are designed for year-round use and can protect your golf car in all kinds of weather, including rain, snow, dust, wind, and excessive sunlight. If you want to use your golf car in any weather condition, you need to have a golf car cover.
Golf Car Batteries
Golf car batteries are one of the most commonly replaced golf car parts because, like the batteries in your remote, they will run out. You will likely need to replace golf car batteries every five to seven years.
Here are a few signs to know when it’s time to replace the batteries in your golf car:
- It takes longer to charge your batteries than when you first bought them
- Your golf car takes longer to accelerate
- The batteries are beginning to bulge, and might even leak acid
- Your golf car loses power quickly
Most used and new golf cars will come with batteries, but will likely need to be replaced upon purchase, especially if you’re buying a used golf car.
If you’re looking for a new or used golf car, or need to replace a few parts, we’ve got what you need. Contact us today.