Do you charge sales tax?
Yes, we charge GST and PST on our cart purchases, unless the cart is delivered out of province by a third party shipper.
How should I care for my golf cart batteries?
Open the battery caps and check the water level. If the level is low, first fully charge the batteries, and then fill them with distilled water. No tap water for best battery life. Do not over fill and keep just below the inner indicator rings of the battery. When charging, the fluid heats and expands and you could have a boil over if you overfill. Be careful not to flush grass or dirt into the battery cell, and it is best to fill them AFTER you have cleaned the batteries. There may be acid residue on the surface of the batteries so do not touch your clothing. Wash your hands thoroughly when you are finished.
Cleaning your batteries and its compartment are important. Use a garden hose to flush the batteries off, wire brush the terminals, and use baking soda sprinkled on the top of the batteries to neutralize any acid residue. A mixture of dirt and acid can actually make an electrical connection between your battery posts that drains the batteries as if the cart is running. You should clean your batteries and compartment and check fluid every 30 days.
Your golf cart batteries should be charged with each use and not be allowed to fully discharge or “deep cycle” for longest life. If you use your cart all morning, consider a boost charge while you are eating your lunch for maximum battery life and range. An 80% recharge can be accomplished in 2 hours but the last 20% can take 6 hours or more
Should I buy a gas or electric golf cart?
This is perhaps the first question you should ask yourself and it has to do with your skill level, budget and cart usage.
Generally a gas cart is a few hundred dollars more than an electric until they reach about 15 years old then the electric cart retains more of its value as it is expected to have a longer life and far less repairs. We have many 30 plus year old electric carts still in operation.
Reasons to buy a gas cart:
- You have a large family and the kids are running the cart all the time.
- You are a mechanic and know nothing about electric systems.
- You do not have power available where the cart is to be stored.
- You are using the cart like a car and drive at least 10 miles one way to town.
- You only use the cart a few weekends a year.
Reasons to buy an electric cart:
Most people will find an electric cart a pleasure to own. Do not be swayed by the advice of others that say, “The batteries will cost you $1000 to replace and the electric is more expensive to own.” In fact, the operating cost of the gas and electric are virtually the same; the only difference is the gas car will nickel and dime you with fuel, filters, oil changes, belts, etc., whereas the electric vehicle will be trouble-free but you will face the large expense of battery replacement every 5 to 7 years.
All current production golf cars are 4-cycle and any older 2-cycle golf carts should be avoided as they are obsolete and parts have become a problem.
- You are not mechanical and want trouble free operation.
- You plan to drive less than 15 miles between charges..
- You want speeds in excess of 20 MPH.
- You would like to protect the environment.
- You enjoy the quiet operation.