Every 30 days we recommend taking these steps to avoid damage and maximize the life of your Onward Personal Transportation Vehicle .
Check the water level in your battery. If the water level is
low, add distilled water only after fully charging the battery. You
may be able to obtain filtered water from your dealer to use in
place of distilled water. DO NOT OVERFILL the battery and be sure to
tighten the battery cap to prevent leakage.
*The 30 day window for watering batteries is based off the average use in a retail environment. If you feel you use your vehicle more than average it may be a good idea to increase the frequency in which you check the water level.
Keep the battery clean and free of corrosion
by washing the tops and terminals monthly. Use a
solution of one cup baking soda per one gallon of water. Do not
allow the solution to enter the batteries and thoroughly rinse the
solution off the batteries by simply placing your thumb over the
end of a water hose. Do not use a pressure washer for washing your
battery as it could cause damage. Let the terminals dry and coat
them with Battery Terminal Protector Spray, which is available
from your local Authorized Club Car Dealer. Use battery corrosion
preventative spray once a month to prevent corrosion.
- Check the torque on the battery nuts and adjust according to your owner’s manual. Club Car suggests periodic checks to ensure the battery nuts are torqued to 110” lbs. Poor battery cable contact due to improper torque can create high resistance connections that will increase amperage and reduce run time. To check to see if the battery nuts are in immediate need of being torque, firmly move the battery cable from side to side. If the terminal ends move under the battery nut, it is necessary to have the battery nut torqued immediately.
Check the air pressure in your tires and adjust if necessary.
Depending on your tires, air pressure will vary. See our reference guide for more information. *Low
tire pressure will reduce vehicle run time due to adding more
rolling resistance which pulls more amperage from the batteries to
operate the car.
- Thoroughly wash vehicle, including the underside.