How to Restore a Golf-Cart Battery With Epsom Salt

    Step 1

    Put on protective gloves and eyewear.

    Step 2

    Remove the battery from your golf cart by disconnecting the battery terminals. Golf-cart batteries are generally found under the seat.

    Step 3

    Slide the tip of your flathead screwdriver under the battery cell caps. Pop off the cell caps and be careful not to get any battery acid on you.

    Step 4

    Use a turkey baster to remove half of the battery acid from your battery cell. Put the acid into a glass bottle.

    Step 5

    Mix 8 ounces of Epsom salt with 2 quarts of distilled water. Stir the mixture together with a spoon until the salt is dissolved.

    Step 6

    Fill the battery cells with the Epsom salt using your turkey baster. Replace the battery cell caps.

    Step 7

    Connect the battery to your charging station to charge the battery. Leave the battery overnight to charge the battery.

    Step 8

    Connect the battery to your cart and start the golf cart.


  • Always wear protective clothing when dealing with battery acid.


  • Never dispose of battery acid in the trash or pour it on the ground.
  • Check local laws on how to properly dispose of your battery acid.

Things Needed

  • Protective gloves and eyewear
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Turkey baster
  • Glass bottle
  • Epsom salt
  • Distilled water
  • Spoon

About the Author

Charles Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University. He started freelancing in college for local publications in Boone, N.C. and is continuing his career through online freelancing with a specialization in affiliate marketing, blogging and SEO.