How to Repair Your Golf Cart TiresAugust 31, 2018
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How To Repair A Golf Cart Tire: Step By Step Instructions
Wear and tear is a regular part of any vehicle ownership, so it’s important to know how and when to replace or repair parts that aren’t functioning efficiently.
Today, we will specifically look at golf cart tires and how you can repair them yourself!
If you’ve owned a golf cart for a while, chances are, at some point, you’ve had to have some tire repair performed or had your tires replaced completely. Running over nails, screws, or other sharp objects can puncture your golf cart tire and render your cart useless until it can be repaired.
We know that making repairs or buying replacements isn’t very high on your “Fun things to do” list. However, with the instructions in the video and the steps below, repairing your golf cart tires can be much simpler than you initially thought!
The safest option when fixing a golf cart tire is replacing the entire tire. However, an E-Z-Go tubeless tire repair kit may be a good option if you are looking for a short-term fix.
If you have a nail in your golf cart tire, this video by E-Z-Go can help you plug your tire.
The steps below will guide you step by step on how to replace your golf cart tire.
- Gather your tools
- Follow Safety Practices
- Position your Floor Jack
- Remove Lug Nuts
- Remove and Replace the Tire
1. Gather Your tools.
Gathering your tools before starting a project is always the best practice. This allows you to work faster and more efficiently.
If you are replacing the entire tire, you’ll need a socket, ratchet wrench, floor jack, and replacement tire.
Tip: If you don’t have a replacement tire contact our repair shop! They have years of experience and are dedicated to our customers.
2. Follow Safety Practices
We can’t emphasize this enough. While this is a simple repair, safety should always be your top priority! Before replacing your tire, make sure your golf cart ignition is off, in the park position, and on a flat surface. To reduce the risk of accidents, have the following items on.
- Safety Glasses
- Protective Footwear
- Protective Gloves
- Protective Apron
Once you have your tools and safety gear, you are ready to start!
3. Position your Floor Jack
Start by placing your floor jack correctly under the axle of the golf cart. Avoid placing the jack under the body, as it will damage the cart.
4. Remove Lug Nuts
Remove the wheel cover carefully so you can access the lug nuts. Once removed, use the proper socket and ratchet set to loosen the nuts. Don’t take the nuts off completely. Use the floor jack to raise the cart, so the tire is slightly off the ground. Now you can remove the nuts.
Tip: Place your lug nuts in a container to keep them from walking off.
5. Remove and Replace the Tire
Carefully remove your tire from the axle and place it to the side. You may want to recycle or trash the tire later.
Safety: Wear protective gloves when grabbing the tire. It will also keep your hands clean from any tire grease.
Now, insert the new tire on the axle. Once the new tire is on, grab your lug nuts from the container and lightly screw them on. Next, lower the jack until the tire touches the ground to reduce slip. Use your socket to finish tightening your lug nuts. Lastly, lower your cart completely, remove the jack and replace the wheel cover.
You are all done!
We hope this helped you repair your golf cart tire. If you need additional support repairing your golf cart, contact Garrett’s Golf Cars service and repair department.