The most common type of Golf carts are battery powered. They use the power stored in the battery for its running. These batteries are rechargeable and it is one of the most important parts of the vehicle. It is no different from the batteries used in commercial vehicles. Hence maintenance of the battery is essential. In some cases you need to replace a weak battery.
The Golf cart uses the energy from the battery is get started, to run and all the other functions. But the battery can run down if it is not maintained properly. The battery can run down if the lights are put on for a long time, if the vehicle is left in the on state without being run or even if the Golf cart is not used for a long time. In some cases recharging the battery will be enough but in certain cases it needs to be replaced.
Battery is not just used for starting and running the cart. Most of the functions of the cart use its charge. The audio system of the cart, GPS receiver, fans and many other operations utilize the energy from the battery. Modern Golf carts come with a plug in socket so that you can charge your mobile phone or your ipod directly from it. This can be very helpful as you don't have to worry about them getting out of charge.
The battery of the vehicle uses rechargeable cells. It has a facility to be plugged into any electric source and can recharge by itself. You can leave your vehicle for charging, while you are not using it. This enables your cart to be fully charges for its next operation. Charging of the battery might a few hours and the range of its operation depends upon it.
If you won't be using the vehicle for a long period, make sure you remove the battery from the cart and store it in a safe place. This prevents the battery from discharging and also preserves its health. It also keeps the battery in a ready to use situation. Always keep a spare battery in case of emergency.