An important part of your golf cart battery maintenance routine is making sure the water level in your battery cells is at the optimal height.
The water line in each cell should be above the lead element, and about an inch from the top of the cell.
If the lead element is right at water level or above, add some distilled water to bring the level up where it needs to be as tap water contains trace amounts of chemicals that can cause damage to your golf cart batteries in the long run.
You should aim to check the water level in your battery cells every at least once every two months to ensure that your battery isn’t ask risk of being ruined due to low water levels. The best time to refill the water in your golf cart batteries is immediately after fully charging your golf cart. By keeping the water at the right level after every charge, you’ll eliminate any worries that the level will be too low in the middle of a drive.
Allowing the water level to drop too low can be detrimental to the health of your golf cart batteries. If the water level in your golf cart battery is too low, the plates inside the battery will dry out and begin to flake off. When this happens, you will lose the ability to recharge your golf cart, and you will have to replace your battery altogether. Additionally, your battery can start to overheat and even catch on fire.