How to Repair Golf Cart Tire

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Whether you use your golf cart on the course or in your community, it's always disappointing to suffer a flat tire. While some issues with your cart may sideline it for days and cost top-dollar to fix, repairing a tire is not one of them. Patching a tire is something you can do on your own with only a few tools.

Things You'll Need

  • Jack
  • Wood chocks
  • 3/4-inch socket wrench
  • Water
  • Soap
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Patch kit
  • Air compressor
  • Safety glasses

Instructions

  • Park your golf cart on a level surface and place wheel chocks in front of the front wheels to prevent rolling. Use a jack to lift the cart so the damaged tire is completely off of the ground. Remove the lug nuts holding the wheel on to the body, using a 3/4-inch socket wrench. Take the wheel off of the cart.

  • Remove any nails, screws or other sharp objects embedded in the air-filled tire. Use needle-nose pliers. Sometimes the item will have fallen out, leaving just a small hole. The best way to locate a hole is to wet the tire with soapy water and fill it with air. You should see some bubbling action near the spot of the leak.

  • Repair all small holes using a rubber patch kit. Patch kits fill the gap in the tire using rubber cement and a repair strip. These kits can be purchased at most major auto retailers.

  • Fill the tire with the proper air pressure and check to make sure the leak is closed. If so, attach the tire to the body again with the lug nuts.

  • Lower the cart to the ground and remove the wood chocks. Test the tire out at slow speeds for safety purposes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always wear safety glasses while working on your golf cart.

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