Frequently Asked Questions – Golf Buggies


What electric golf buggy brands do you repair?

Hillside Buggies fix most models of golf buggies, from Autocaddy to Teemate , and everything in between. Here is a list of the common electric golf buggies we repair:
Autocaddy: Breeze, Ace, Bantam, Jockey.
Hillbilly: Compact, Compact Plus, Terrain.
MGI: Ryder R75, Hunter R200, Coaster R300, Venturer G400, Navigator G800, SL50, SL100, SL300, SL500, NVR700, SL150c, SL350c, SL550c, NVR750c, SL100i, SL300i, SL500i, NVR700i. iBuggy.
Motocaddy: S1 Digital, S3 Digital.
Powakaddy: Classic, Freeway, Freeway 2, Touch, Sport.
Teemate: Leader, Link.

Where are the buggies made?

Parts for all electric golf buggies are sourced from around the world. The cost savings that have thus been achieved by using the highest quality parts are reflected in the prices we offer the units for.

Will my buggy fit into the boot of my car?

All buggies we sell are designed to either be folded or dismantled into a smaller size, thus allowing them to fit into most car boots. With the latest materials used in all electric golf buggies, they are incredibly light weight and easy to handle when folded or dismantled.

Will any golf bag fit?

There is no need to purchase a bag specifically designed for electric golf buggies, as they are all designed to carry a wide variety of golf bags.

What is the advantage of a light weight machine?

Light weight machines are great for those with injuries or are unable to lift heavy weights. The majority of buggies that we supply are manufactured with aluminium frames and hardened plastics to not only keep the weight of the buggy down, but also increase the strength of each component.

My mate has got a remote control buggy. Do you supply remote controls?

We know they are fun. But isn’t that what golf is supposed to be? The majority of electric golf buggies are not supplied with the remote control options, as this adds significantly to the price. (Golfers need their clubs with them don’t they?). With the advances in remote control golf buggies we are able to offer a couple of these, including the latest MGI Navigator buggy.

Do the buggies make much noise?

The majority of electric golf buggies use worm drive gearbox’s which are virtually inaudible.

What type of battery should I use for my electric golf buggy?

We recommend that either a lithium or sealed lead acid battery be used as there is no maintenance to be done. The battery should be rated to at least 16 amp hour capacity.

Do you recycle old batteries?

Yes, drop off your old lead acid and lithium batteries and we will ensure they get properly recycled in an environmental way.

How long will a battery last?

The latest lithium batteries are rated to last 1,000 rounds. These batteries frequently last longer, and many factors such as the course played, charging regime, buggy types all contribute to battery life. A deep cycle rated sealed battery should complete 18 holes for at least 200 rounds. Manufacturers warranty periods are strictly adhered to and little can be done in these cases if the warranty period is exceeded before a problem is reported.

How do I charge the battery?

The battery should be put on charge as soon as possible after your game. Never leave a battery partially discharged as it will reduce the long term life of the battery. Check and follow the charging instructions as set out by the battery and charger manufacturer.

How soon will the battery be ready to use again?

The battery should be charged for no less than 8 hours before re-use.

What type of battery charger should I use?

With any type of battery (lead acid or lithium) the charger must be an approved automatic type for warranty to be valid. Before buying a charger, please call for detailed information as there are chargers on the market which are sold as automatic, but are not suitable for the lead acid or lithium batteries supplied with electric golf buggies.

How long should i charge my battery?

The charger should be left on continuously. Leaving the charger operating continuously will not damage the battery.

What if i am planning a long break from golf?

Lithium batteries can be left off charge for up to 3 months at a time (provided they are fully charged before hand), whilst lead acid batteries can only be left off charge for 2 weeks. Charge after use as normally, then disconnect from the charge and store in a cool (not COLD) place.

How long should I charge my battery after a round of golf?

As soon as possible. battery left partially or fully discharged commences deteriorating at that time. The sooner it is re-charged, the longer life the battery will have.

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