Golf Cart Tire Care
Golf cart tires are built to provide a smooth ride without damaging your grass or lawn. Despite their size, they still require regular care. Here are a few things to include on your maintenance checklist.Monitor Your Tire Pressure
Check your tire pressure at least once a month. Maintenance and golf carts are exposed to a considerable amount of wear on a daily basis. Plus, temperature changes cause the pressure in your tires to fluctuate. Keeping the pressure too low only wears your tread faster. It also wastes gas and depletes your battery.
As a general rule of thumb, stick to the manufacturer’s instructions by staying within 1 or 2 psi of the recommended pressure.Get Your Tires Aligned
Have your alignment checked annually. If you operate your cart on a course, try to check this every 100 rounds. Golfers are known to collide with curbs and rocks, especially when they attempt to take shortcuts through restricted areas. All it takes is a minor impact to throw a wheel out of whack. When this happens, your tires wear down much faster. Furthermore, the wear pattern is uneven, which means you lower your fuel economy and have to replace your tires more frequently.Keep To Your Designated Terrain
Most golf cart tires are meant for turf and flat surfaces, and few carts are built with the mechanical ability to handle much else. If you need some extra traction, then upgrade your tire set. Otherwise, stick to mild terrain in order to prolong the life of your existing tires.Properly Store Your Vehicle
As with any type of vehicle, you can prolong of the life of your tires by protecting them from the elements during off times. Constant sun exposure can cause ozone cracks to form on the sidewalls of your tires. These cracks can eventually degrade the structure, leading to a dangerous blowout while out on the course.
Just because they are small, doesn’t mean they’re not an investment. You can make your golf cart tires last much longer by following this simple routine maintenance schedule.