GOLF CART MAINTENANCE :
Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Maintaining Your CLUB CAR Vehicle 

Cleaning and Disinfecting

According to the World Health Organization, cleaning refers to removing germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

Cleaning and/or disinfecting are both important ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

 

PPE gloves for golf cart cleaning

Wear appropriate gear

 

Wear disposable gloves or other protective garments when cleaning or disinfecting cars.

 

disinfect golf cart

clean visible dirt

 

Clean any visible dirt from any part of the car that a person usually touches with hot soapy water.

 

disinfectant solution for cleaning golf carts

Prepare your disinfectant

 

Diluted household bleach, alcohol or household disinfectant solutions are effective for killing the coronavirus.

 

use caution when mixing chemicals

Use Caution

 

Read the instructions of cleaners and disinfectants carefully. Mixing products such as bleach and vinegar, bleach and ammonia, bleach and alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide and vinegar can create deadly  substances like mustard gas, chloroform or WIPE DOWN corrosive acid.

 

wipe down golf cart steering wheel and surfaces

wipe down surfaces

 

Disinfect all seats, steering wheels, door handles, keys, seat belts, gear shifts, air vents, mirrors, connectivity units, hand rails or bed door handles.

 

use hand sanitizer

Keep hand sanitizer close

 

Keep hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol based available at consumer applications like golf courses.

 

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

Gas Vehicles

  • Examine for worn belts and hoses, replace as necessary
  • Check engine oil level, add or change if necessary
  • Clean engine cooling air intake and change air filter
  • Clean and tighten the battery terminals
  • Lubricate the shift cable pivots, and front suspension

electric Vehicles

  • Check and water batteries
  • Examine for worn cables, replace as necessary
  • Clean and tighten the battery terminals and battery hold-downs

all Vehicles

  • Drive the car and listen for unusual noises and proper steering and braking
  • Examine and perform a front wheel alignment as necessary
  • Inflate all tires to proper psi
  • Examine and lubricate the brake system
  • Clean the vehicle using products recommended in the Owner's manual
  • Prep the car for storage if necessary (key off, car in tow, park brake set)

club car connect screen maintenance

Cleaning the Touch Panel

supplies
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Distilled water and vinegar or commercial touch screen cleaning agent 
steps
  1. Turn off the device before cleaning it
    • Minimize risk of damaging unit 
    • Smudges, dirt, and debris are easier to see when the backlight is off
  2. Using a microfiber cloth, brush it across the screen in small, concentric circles. 
  3. If any dirt or smudges remain, dampen the cloth with a 50/50 mix of distilled water and vinegar or a commercial touch screen cleaning agent. 

Disinfecting the Touch Panel

supplies
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Isopropyl Alcohol  > 75% (bottle or wipes)
     
steps
  1. Turn off the device before cleaning it
    • Minimize risk of damaging unit 
    • Smudges, dirt, and debris are easier to see when the backlight is off
  2. Dampen a microfiber cloth with 75% or > Isopropyl Alcohol  and gently wipe the screen in small concentric circles.
    OR 
  3. Using a presoaked 75% or > Isopropyl Alcohol pad, gently wipe the screen in small concentric circles. A microfiber cloth may be needed to gently buff the screen after applying the alcohol. 
     
use caution
  • Do not apply any liquid directly to the screen itself, only to the cloth. 
  • If using an alcohol pad to disinfect, make sure not to squeeze an
    excess amount of liquid out of the pad onto the screen.  
  • Do not using any paper products or abrasive/rough rags.

 

For more information specific to your vehicle, please see your Owner's Manual.