The Club Car Starter Generator Belt is an essential item for several reasons. Let's talk about the top two. First and foremost, it starts the car. The belt loops around a pulley on the starter, which runs off of the battery only at first. When you hit the pedal, the pulley starts to spin. When this happens, the belt turns the clutch and starts the engine. At this point, the engine is not spinning the starter. Instead, it's the other way around. This makes it generate power to recharge the battery. You can see how low the initial charge could make this a problem if it were too low. Letting your belts get stretched out will put you in that boat.This golf cart belt is an item that should be replaced yearly. I know, this is probably the first time you have ever done it. You made it this far! Why should you do it so often? Once you get the Club Car generator belt replaced and saw the difference in performance, you will understand. Call Buggies Unlimited and get one coming today.