How to Replace Golf Cart Tires

By Justin Obrien

Many golf carts these days have tires that are tubeless. For a person who has had some experience with tubed tires, fixing a flat usually used to involve a tire plug kit. With tubeless tires, you have to remove the tire from the rim to replace it with a new one. In this article you will get instructions on how to change your golf cart tires properly.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Slide the small floor jack under the chassis of the golf cart on the side. Raise the golf cart.
Step 2
Remove the lug nuts using the proper socket size.
Step 3
Pull the wheel off of the lug studs.
Step 4
Use the valve stem tool (as per package instructions) to remove the valve from the tire stem.
Step 5
Lay the wheel down on pavement and push the tire down as close to the rim as you can get. This will take a lot of force because you are trying to break the bead. You need to push down until the tire becomes unstuck from the rim.
Step 6
Place a piece of cloth on the rim where it meets with the tire.
Step 7
Use one tire iron as a lever to pull up a gap between the tire and the rim.
Step 8
Use another tire iron to pry the tire up and over the edge of the rim. You will most likely have to do this at least two times; once as described, and again on the opposite side.
Step 9
Wash the rim with soapy water, in the spray bottle, and a clean rag.
Step 10
Spray some extra soapy water on the rim and the new tire to assist in putting on the new tire.
Step 11
Use the tire irons as levers to push the new tire back over the rim's edge. This is just the opposite of what you did to remove the old tire.
Step 12
Replace the valve and inflate the tire using the electric pump.
Step 13
Replace the entire wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Lower the jack and remove it from under the cart.

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