How to Properly Clean Your Golf Cart

You’d be surprised at how much routine cleaning of your golf cart can extend its life. Let’s get started!

There are a few things you want to be mindful of before getting your hands dirty. Remember that – just like cars – golf cart exteriors are covered with clear coat, so you want to avoid abrasive cleaning products. Unlike cars, golf carts have more exposed wiring avoid that as much as possible and don’t blast your hose or spray water for any extended periods. You will also want to avoid soaking the seats. If the cushions get wet, they could mildew. No one wants that!

Ok so, here is another helpful tip. Cleaning your battery every month or so can extend its life. You will want to use a baking soda and water mix. Leave on for about 10 minutes. Then rinse while avoiding any electrical components. Use protective gloves, goggles and a bristle brush to remove any corrosion.

Then remove any trash or extraneous items from the interior. Also remove anything that shouldn’t get wet…GPS units, portable heating units, removable floor mats and seat covers…you get the idea. Check for dirt build-up under the cart. Use your hose to knock off any debris from the bottom and give your cart a quick rinse before you sponge the exterior with soapy water. The tire brush you use on your car will work great on your golf cart tires. Rinse and hand dry.

Shake out and vacuum mats. Clean seat covers according to manufacturer instructions (Some can be placed in the washer.) Clean your windows with window cleaner. Wipe down vinyl seats and the dash with a damp cloth and then details with interior polish and a clean rag. Tire polish is also a nice touch.

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