Whether it’s cruising around the neighborhood, the beach, or the green, golf cars are a leisure staple in the Myrtle Beach area. But no matter the quality of your golf car, the time will come when you have to replace the battery.
This can be an intimidating decision since there are so many different batteries on the market. That’s why we’ve broken it down here and made it an easy process. In this Q&A we’ll talk about your power options, their benefits and drawbacks, and we’ll help you decide which type of golf car battery is best for you.
What are the Different Battery Options?
Today’s leading options are lead-acid or lithium batteries.
How Do the Two batteries Compare?
Although lead-acid batteries are less expensive, they have a shorter lifespan of 3-5 years. They also need regular maintenance and must be filled with distilled water to run properly.
On the other hand, lithium batteries are more expensive. Many consider the higher price worth it, though, since these batteries have zero maintenance and a longer lifespan of 10-12 years.
It’s also worth mentioning that these two models are quite different in terms of run and charge time. A lead-acid battery will charge in 12-14 hours and run for 20-25 miles. Lithium batteries charge fully in 4 ½ hours and will give you 25-75 miles of service depending on the lithium pack used.
Which Golf Car Battery does Best Recommend?
Best recommends lithium batteries since they require zero maintenance, charge faster, and run longer. We also recommend choosing a higher amp hour battery since this means more power and a longer operating time.