As the owner or manager of a golf course, you have a lot on your mind – and it’s hard to juggle it all. While it’s easy to put in an order for a replacement or fixed golf cart tire when one is punctured, you may not think of how to prevent the cart from being out of commission in the first place by replacing the tires proactively before they get to the point where you have no choice but to replace them.
Ask the Experts
Contact a Blockbuster Golf Cars Inc. representative and ask about golf cart tire replacement. A lot depends on the model and condition of your carts as well as how much use they see. However, you can rest assured that ordering the tires in bulk online from the right supplier will prove more affordable than you might expect, regardless of the make and model.
Watch for Wear
A punctured tire is easy to see, but there are other signs of wear, such as treads that get worn and gradually deflating tires. If adding more air to the tire doesn’t help or the tire deflates again shortly thereafter, there may be a microscopic puncture you can’t easily see and it’ll be far easier to replace the tire than fix it. If you don’t immediately notice a tire losing air, stand back and look at the cart and see if it leans in one direction on a flat surface. Worn treads can’t be repaired and balding tires must be replaced. Tests tread depth with a gauge or even with a coin.
Every Few Years (or More Often)
Even if you don’t see signs of wear, there could be less visible signs. Regardless, treads become worn and the cart’s ability to stop quickly becomes impacted. Make a habit of fully replacing the tires every few years – or even once every year if the carts see a lot of use. If there’s any chipping in the rims, consider replacing those as well. Make sure the carts get a regular tune-up so you know if any other parts need replacing as well; replacing parts proactively is more cost effective than buying new carts every few years.
By repairing a flat golf cart tire, you can get more mileage out of a single tire, but when it comes to the safety and comfort of your clientele, it’s best to be cautious and replace the tire entirely. It’ll lend the golf carts a more polished, professional look in any case, and appearances are essential to a golf course’s success.