Summer is almost here. We know you cannot wait to take your family out to the beach. So, now is the perfect time to check all your gear and gadgets to make sure they work properly. Today, we will share our beach cart maintenance routine you can easily do at home for your beach cart with large balloon wheels.
1. Do a Full Wipe
You may have covered your cart over the winter. But dust is usually inevitable. Therefore, take your cart out under the sun and gently wipe the frames clean with a dry towel.
2. Check the Axles and Do a Test Spin
The tires are what matter the most. Therefore, check your axles and do a test spin. Do the tires feel "rusty"? Do they feel like they're getting stuck? Depending on the brand of cart you have and the tires they use, you might need replacement tires, washers, or axles.
3. Balloon Tire Air Pressure
Balloon tires are generally low-maintenance, but they do require certain upkeep. Take a look at our guide on how to take care of your balloon wheels. Unless you notice leaking, you shouldn't need to replace them if you've only kept your cart away for one winter.
4. Umbrella Holder and Extension Arms
Next, check all your accessories and make sure they go in and out easily. Depending on the storage condition, sometimes dust and grease can build up in the accessory holders.
This is not a major fix. However, even if something feels too loose, usually, wrapping a paper towel around it could solve the problem.
5. Do a Test Pull
Before taking your cart to the beach, do a test pull in your driveway or on the grass in your yard. This lets you test your beach cart's overall performance. Pay attention to how it's pulling and rolling. Does anything feel out of balance? Does it feel like it's harder on your arms this year than before? You never know. Sometimes it might just be time to get a new one.
6. Clean the Liner and Put It Back In
If everything else seems good, clean your liner and put them back in. Winter tends to be cold and wet, so your liner may have absorbed a ton of moisture even if it doesn't show any damp spots. A thorough wash and dry would make it clean like new.
Take Care of Your Beach Cart After a Trip
Finally, don't forget to care for your cart after returning from the beach. The better you stick to a regular beach cart maintenance routine, the longer your cart will last.
After each trip, dust out the liner and let it dry fully before putting it back. Wipe off any water left on the frame and tires. When using your beach cart regularly during the summer, you don't need to worry about balloon tire air pressure. However, be careful not to over pump them when your first fill them up. That's the main reason why balloon tires get damaged.