· Matt Rogers

Common Golf Cart Problems

The old saying goes that the best two days of a boat owner's life are the day they buy the boat and the day they sell the boat. Luckily, this is not the same for golf cart owners. 

Inevitably though, your golf cart is going to need some level of service outside of the routine maintenance. When it comes to golf cart problems, typically they fall into one of three categories:Electrical, Brakes, and Throttle. 



For electrical issues, the most typical problems revolve around the battery and a lack of maintenance. It’s important to keep the cables to the battery tight and the battery dry. 

Additionally if you neglect your golf cart battery you’ll likely find corrosion just like on any other vehicle’s battery. Keeping the corrosion off of the battery terminals and cables will prevent battery connection issues as well as rust. 

Besides a failing battery, a bad connection is your most likely golf cart issue. 



When it comes to common golf cart problems, brakes are also at the top of the list. Golf cart brakes are some of the most simple parts of the machine, but given the frequent stops and starts it’s important to keep the brakes clean and make the necessary adjustments. 

Here’s a quick guide on how to do some of that maintenance. 



The throttle linkage adjustment is a standard problem seen in many golf carts. Many adjustments can be found with a little research, especially when it comes to the battery and brakes. When it comes to the throttle linkage, that often will require a trip into the shop. 


No matter how basic or advanced of a maintenance need you have, RMI can help. Visit our service page to set up your appointment.