Single Most Common Maintenance Mistake by Electric Golf/Utility Car Owners

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Overfilling batteries can cause damage to golf cars, batteries and property. Mission Golf Cars offers customers some solutions to avoid overfilling of batteries and safety issues.

Mission Golf Cars has been in the business for over thirty years. In that time they’ve learned, the most common mistake made by owners of electric golf/utility cars is overfilling their batteries; a maintenance mistake that can result in major damage to the vehicle. Mission Golf Cars wants to share with its customers easy preventative measures to save time and money on this unnecessary repair.

Overfilling a battery can cause all sorts of damaging results to customers’ golf/utility cars. Aside from the overall damage to the vehicle body, chassis, and battery racks, the corrosion can be especially harmful. Corrosion also drastically shortens the life of the batteries. With batteries running from $800-$1,200, customers want to extend battery life as long as possible. Corrosion can also have damaging effects on driveways and garage floors.

Mission helps customers with solutions to this problem by helping to prevent spillage from happening. Mission encourages the use of a single point watering system which features automatic refills with no spillage and a faster process. They also like to use a Water Boy that automatically stops filling when it is full. Overall, they encourage customers to be more careful when filling and stop exactly when the water level is reached. Battery water levels should be just below the bottom of the vent well, about 1/2 - 3/4 inch above the tops of the separators (plates). The level should never drop below the top of the plates.

Even more important than maintenance are the safety aspects of this mistake. In order to keep customers safe during this process, it is important to use distilled water, which eliminates mineral deposits from getting into the batteries. To avoid the dangers of acid splashes, customers should always wear safety goggles. To lessen the effects of corrosion, a mixture of baking soda and water can be used to rinse off batteries, cables and battery compartment in the event of a spill.

Customers with questions about their electric golf/utility car batteries can always contact the professionals at Mission Golf Cars at 210-307-4648.

About the Company:

With over 30 years in business, Mission Golf Cars has grown into one of the largest E-Z-GO dealers in the country. As a family owned and operated business, they dedicate themselves to providing customers with professional, courteous and personalized service. The experienced Sales staff and knowledgeable Parts and Service Departments are there to serve. There is no other company in Central and South Texas that can offer a better quality inventory of utility carts and golf carts for sale, in both new and used vehicles. Their five acre facility has hundreds of different models onsite and the new showroom displays over 40 vehicles. They also carry golf cart batteries and other golf cart parts.

In addition to the extensive line of Bad Boy, XRT, Cushman, Garia, Vantage and EZ-Go golf carts and utility cars, Mission also sell Yeti coolers, Costa Sunglasses and NuCanoe kayaks.

Please inquire about golf cart rental as well.

Mission is in the business of buying, selling, renting and maintaining quality products. They treat every customer the way they would like to be treated – with respect and honesty. This is the key to their success and the reason they have so many loyal customers. They look forward to serving you. Please visit the website at

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