Whether you own a single golf cart or are managing a garage full at a golf course, chances are flat tires and uneven golf cart tire wear have made you wonder how to save money on golf cart tires when it comes time to replace them.
The best way to save money on golf cart tires is to do everything you can to ensure you get as much life out of a tire as possible, but there are a few different reasons why your golf cart tires might be wearing down well before the end of their lifespan.
In this article, we’ll help you identify some of the common causes that might be wearing down your tires and what steps you can take to save money on repairing or replacing them.
Uneven Tread Wear
Uneven tread wear is annoying.
You buy a new tire, get it mounted up, take it for a spin and everything seems fine.
Then, just a few months later, you notice you’ve already worn out half of the tread… in one spot.
So in one section we’ve got hundreds if not thousands of miles to go while in another… we’ve got steel belts showing…
Once one area has gone bald, traction suffers, and the tire starts looking like a liability.
Depending on where in the tread your golf cart is showing signs of uneven tire wear, there can be a couple different culprits to this issue. Take a look at your tires and note where you’re losing tread.
Uneven Tread Wear On One Outside Section
Golf carts spend a lot of their lives going over uneven terrain, riding on and off sidewalks, and yes, occasionally crashing into trees, poles, other carts, and similar obstacles.
If your tire is showing wear on either the inside or outside of the tread, but not on both, chances are you’ve got an issue with camber.
Camber is the measurement of how far inward or outward a wheel and tire are angled, and while we aim to keep camber as even as possible, coming into contact with obstacles and uneven terrain can cause our wheels to bend in or out of alignment.
If you’ve got an issue with camber, your cart will need to have its alignment adjusted, just like you would on a car or truck.
Whether you leave that up to a professional or tackle it at home yourself, getting your alignment back to where it needs to be will help you get as much life as possible out of your golf cart tires.
Uneven Tread Wear On Both Outside Edges OR The Center Only
If you’re showing signs of increased wear on the center of the tread, or on both outside edges of the tread, chances are you’ve got a problem with your golf cart tire pressure.
Golf cart tire pressure has a huge effect on the life of your tires, and that goes for overinflated tires as well as tires that are underinflated, or don’t hold air reliably.
If you’re having issues with golf cart tire pressure, it’s likely due to either a leak in the seal at the bead of the tire, or due to a puncture or other damage in the tire tread.
If you’ve got a tire pressure problem, there’s an easy solution that doubles as a great answer for how to save money on golf cart tires: Just use Stan’s Sealant.
Rather than run the expense of replacing one or more of your wheels and tires due to an air leak, adding Stan’s Sealant to your tires will both repair any existing leaks caused by bad seals or punctures, and go on to protect the tires in your golf cart from future punctures and leaks for up to two years with a single application.
What’s even better, golf cart tires treated with Stan’s Sealant will also maintain a steady pressure much more reliably, which means you don’t have to worry about constantly checking and adding pressure to your tires to ensure you get as much life out of them as possible.
Golf carts are outdoor vehicles by nature.
That means they spend a lot of time in a variety of weather, and an especially high amount of time in direct sunlight, which can damage or degrade the rubber in your tires over time, leading to a loss of pressure or a poor seal at the bead.
If your golf cart tires are struggling to hold air and are showing signs of weather damage like graying, weather checking, or cracking and rippling around the sidewalls, chances are you’ve got an issue with weather damage.
But don’t throw those tires out just yet, especially if they’ve got plenty of tread life left to live.
If you’re wondering how to save money on golf cart tires damaged by weather, look no further than (you guessed it!) Stan’s Sealant once again.
That’s because once our natural latex formula has been injected inside your tires, it goes to work coating all surfaces inside the tire and wheel, forming an airtight seal and repairing any leaks in the tread as well as the bead.
With Stan’s inside your tire, even weather-checked tires can go on holding air reliably for up to two years with a single application.
What Makes Our Sealant Special
Stan’s Sealant is the one-size-fits-all solution for 99% of flats, and what’s even better, Stan’s isn’t just for your golf cart.
The same Stan’s Sealant that keeps your golf cart rolling season after season works in just about every other piece of equipment in your shed. Add Stans to your lawn mower, ATV, UTV, side-by-side, wheelbarrow, hand truck, or tractor to get the same quality protection in all of your utility equipment, all season long.
Don’t Let Flat Tires Happen To You!
Here at Stan’s, we make the best tire sealant in the world, and every bottle we make is produced right here in the USA at our facility in Big Flats, NY (ironic, we know).
If you want the best sealant on the market, specially formulated for the hard work you and your equipment need to get done, look no further. But don’t wait for a flat tire to happen to put Stan’s Sealant to work for you.
Stan’s Sealant is formulated for whatever lies ahead, so get proactive about your tire protection today. Pick up a bottle or two today in convenient 16 ounce and 32 ounce sizes and know that a flat tire will never come between you a game well played again.
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