When playing golf, there’ll be a lot of obstacles you’ll face. From water hazards, to sand bunkers, to your own inexperience, the shortcomings of your technique or even the weather, there are many things you’ll need to overcome. However, one of them shouldn’t be the performance of your golf buggy. When you’re out on the golf course you want to have peace of mind that your gear will perform smoothly, so that you can also perform at your best. Here are a few tips to help you keep your golf buggy running faultlessly, giving you the best chance of playing a good round.
Use it regularly
There’s no point saving your golf buggy for a rainy day, or a day when you’re feeling a bit tired. The batteries will perform better and last longer when you use it regularly, rather than just on the odd occasion. Battery life is hard to predict, but without regular use it will die. So use your golf buggy whenever you like – it’s actually good for the batteries.
Buy the best quality batteries
There are hundreds of batteries that you could choose to use in your electric golf buggy – but not all of them are created equal. Many cheaper batteries that you buy are of extremely poor quality and will not last as long as you would hope. The solution? Buy your batteries from the supplier of your golf buggy, so that you know you are getting a quality product. Parmaker have a great deal of knowledge of batteries, and know which brands represent the best value for money. You can buy these batteries at the same time as you buy your buggy, giving you a longer-lasting and quality product that you know will work.
Buy a quality charger
Likewise, there are many brands of battery chargers you can buy, all with different levels of quality and function. The quality of the charger you buy will affect the durability of your golf buggy’s battery, so make sure you choose a high quality one. Cheaper chargers may overcharge the battery, which is bad news for battery health.
Parmaker has a number of charger options that you can purchase at the same time as you buy your buggy. Buying these will give your golf buggy the best chance of lasting a long time. Have a look at Parmaker’s battery chargers here.
Look after your batteries
Battery hygiene is super important if you want your buggy to stay running smoothly. You’ll need to keep your batteries clean, so make a point to clean your batteries at least once a month. This will also help prevent corrosion or rust, as you’ll be able to spot it much sooner and get the problem dealt with.
If your buggy uses wet cell batteries, you’ll need to water them regularly, perhaps each time you finish a round. Check that the water level hasn’t dropped too far, and give the battery a small drink of distilled water. Make sure you only water the battery when it is fully charged, however.
Keep it charged
Make sure you charge your battery after use, so that it maintains its charge and is always ready to go when you need it. Do not drive the buggy until the battery dies, as this will decrease the life of the battery. Always recharge your batteries after every discharge – it’s as simple as that.
Check your connections
To make sure you’re maintaining a strong electrical connection, and prevent your machine stopping and starting, get in the habit of checking your connections regularly. Check the connections between the batteries, between the tiller and the frame looms and between the frame loom and electronics.
Source new parts from the manufacturer
Don’t be tempted to go cheap on new parts – go directly to your golf buggy manufacturer if you run into an issue and need a replacement part. Parmaker has a ready stock of all the parts you might need for your golf buggy easily to hand, and can get them to you overnight if necessary. If you bring your golf buggy into our factory for repair, it can be fixed while you wait. You’ll know that you are getting quality parts that are specifically designed for your buggy, as well as the right service to ensure your golf buggy stays in perfect working order. Contact Parmaker about your golf buggy parts or service here.
Drive with caution
Don’t drive in dangerous or rough areas of the course. Drive with care on slopes and sharp turns. Golf buggies are not designed for high speed or sharp cornering, so proceed with caution. And definitely don’t drive your buggy on the greens, or in tee boxes, bunker edges or the run-up to the greens.
Watch where you’re parking your buggy, to keep it out of the way of other golfers and buggies. Make sure you leave room for other buggies to pass, and park in a safe location where your golf buggy will remain stable and secure.
Purchase a quality golf buggy
It goes without saying that you get what you pay for. If you want a quality golfing experience, you’ll need to purchase a high-quality golf buggy that is user friendly and durable. If you want an exceptional walker or ride on buggy, have a look at Parmaker’s affordable and high-quality range. Our buggies are built better, stronger and last longer, giving you a better golfing experience and keeping you on the links for longer.