How to Change a Golf Cart Tire
Golf carts are not exempt from getting flat tires. This could happen due to wear and tear or if you accidentally run over something sharp. Learning how to change a golf cart tire can save you time and money. Follow these step-by-step instructions below to get your golf cart back on the course in no time.
What You’ll Need
- Golf cart jack or floor jack with stands
- Lug wrench or socket set
- Spare tire
- Optional: Wheel chocks or blocks
- Find a safe spot to change the tire away from traffic and on flat ground.
- If available, use wheel chocks or blocks to prevent the golf cart from rolling. Place them in front and behind one of the opposite tires.
- Locate the lug nuts. There are typically four or five of them, securing the wheel to the axle. Use the lug wrench or socket set to loosen the nuts, but don’t remove them just yet.
- Use the golf cart jack or floor jack to raise the side of the golf cart with the flat tire. Follow the jack’s instructions for proper placement and lifting.
- Once the golf cart is lifted, fully remove the lug nuts and carefully take off the flat tire.
- Place the spare tire onto the axle and align the bolt holes with the studs.
- Tighten the lug nuts by hand as much as possible. Then, use the lug wrench or socket set to securely tighten them further. Make sure to tighten them in a diagonal pattern (e.g., lug 1, then lug 3, then lug 2, and so on) to ensure even pressure.
- Lower the golf cart using the jack and remove it. Make sure all the lug nuts are tightened once again.
- Finally, perform a quick test drive to ensure the tire is properly installed and secured.
Knowing how to change a golf cart tire is an essential skill for any golf cart owner. By following these simple steps, you can avoid unnecessary stress and expenses. Remember to always prioritize safety when working with jacks and lifting heavy objects. With practice, changing a golf cart tire will become a quick and easy task, ensuring you can get back to enjoying your golf game without any interruptions.