Golf Cart Storage
If you’re an avid golfer, you already know how handy a golf cart can be on the greens. It lets you get from one hole to the next and conveniently carries all your golf clubs, so you don’t have to lug them around yourself. Not to mention cruising around a golf cart on a scenic course is actually pretty fun in and of itself! But even if you’re not a golfer, golf carts offer a unique and environmentally friendly way of getting around.
While owning one can be great, it won’t be all fun and games if you don’t know how to store your golf cart while it’s not in use. Whether you’re going out for town for a few weeks or bracing for the snowy winter months, you’ll want to take special care to ensure your cart stays in good condition.
We can give you a hand there. We’re the storage experts, which means we have all the storage tips you need to properly store your cart. Below, we’ve compiled some of our top golf cart storage ideas to help keep your golf cart looking and running its best.
Why Store Your Golf Cart?
Your golf cart needs to be in tip-top shape to properly cruise around the greens. But that may not be the case if you didn’t properly store or protect it during the off-season.
Maybe you left it out in the elements and a big storm rusted the cart’s metal parts and caused mold to grow. Mold can stain your interior and exterior; it can also wreak havoc on your cart’s electrical elements. Or perhaps a critter made a home in your golf cart, destroying the cushions and gnawing on the electrical wires. You definitely won’t want to take your golf cart for a spin after letting it fend for itself under these conditions. Not only will your golf cart look worse for wear, but it may be dangerous to drive, too.
Sun, rain, wind, hail, snow, and extreme temperatures (and pests!) do not do your golf cart any favors. These harsh elements can cause all sorts of damage, from erosion to discoloration. What’s more, they can kill your battery and interfere with the electrical system. If you want to prolong your cart’s life and keep it in pristine condition, then you’re going to want to look into golf cart storage options.
How Should a Golf Cart Be Stored?
When it comes to figuring out how to store your golf cart, you’ll first want to determine if you are storing it for short-term or long-term.
If you are only storing your golf cart for a short time, such as in between tee times, you do not have to go through all the steps of prepping it for long-term storage. Instead, we recommend making sure the floor and upholstery are clean and free of any food, dirt, and dust. Then charge your batteries, place a protective cover over the cart, and park it in your garage, driveway, backyard, shed, or local storage unit.
However, if you are wondering how to store a golf cart for the winter or off-season, you will want to follow some additional steps to help protect your wheels.
- First, you’ll need to know how to store your golf cart batteries. If you don’t properly care for your batteries, you may wind up needing new ones by the time you’re ready to use them again. Fully charge them and assess the cables and connections to ensure they are clean and in good condition. If there is any corrosion or damage, you may want to replace them.
- Next, using distilled water, refill the battery levels.
- Then, unplug the battery charger, and consult your owner’s manual to determine what mode to switch your golf cart to avoid further draining your battery. You may choose the “tow/run” or “maintenance/run switch.”
- Finally, disconnect the main and positive connections.
- Turn your attention to the tires. Inflate them if they are low. If possible, you might want to place your golf cart on jack stands to prevent the tires from getting flat spots while parked in the same place for an extended amount of time. If you don’t place your cart on jacks, make sure that the cart is secure and cannot roll, but do not engage the parking brake.
From here, you can follow the short-term storage recommendations. Be sure your cart is clean and check pockets and compartments for any perishables. Secure a protective cover over your golf cart and it should be good to go when you are ready to take it for a spin.
Stor-It’s Golf Cart Storage Options
While there are several places you can store your golf cart, we recommend choosing an indoor storage unit where your golf cart will be protected from outside elements.
Here at Stor-It, we offer convenient golf cart storage near you. With more than 16 locations around Idaho, you’ll have no trouble finding a storage unit for your golf cart right in your backyard. What’s more, our storage units are accessible 24/7, meaning you can park or pick up your golf cart whenever you like.
Our indoor storage units come in all sizes, including small, compact units and large, roomy spaces. Whether you want a unit specifically for your golf cart or to share it with your other belongings, you’re sure to find your ideal size. Not sure what size you need? Use our handy unit size guide.
Our indoor storage units feature drive-up access, so it’s easier than ever to get your cart in and out of storage. We also provide climate-controlled storage units that maintain a specific indoor temperature range, so your golf cart is not exposed to temperatures that are too hot or too cold. But if you’d rather go with an outdoor storage solution, we offer parking spaces for rent, too.
Ready to find golf cart storage near you? Contact Stor-It today to learn more and make your reservations.