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Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Golf Cart Selection Process

The evolution of the golf cart has introduced a vast line of options. This mean purchasing a golf cart can become a lengthy yet fun decision making process. Here’s a look at some informative tidbits that can be used throughout the golf cart selection process.

Customizations

There is no longer a reason to place limitations on golf cart sales. Prospective buyers can really have anything they want. These accessories include lift kits, stereos, upgraded motors, fender flares and more. Custom paint is also available as there is no such thing as a conventional golf cart anymore. When wading through the selection process, deciding on customizations is an integral step for buyers. What features, upgrades and accessories you want is an important question to ask.

Permissions

Not all golf carts are driven on golf courses nowadays. Some are used in communities while others are used on actual roads. It’s a good idea to check the township laws regarding golf carts. Those buyers not looking to play golf will need to purchase a street legal golf cart. These can also be defined as low speed vehicles, which means the max speed is around 25 mph. Certain municipalities define street legal golf carts as ones that are built that way and not standard models which have received upgrades. Check out all the rules and regulations while also making sure that the street legal golf cart has the necessary functions, such as headlights, turn signals etc.

Necessities

Being as though golf carts pose a threat to drivers, passengers and pedestrians, it is wise to purchase insurance. In the event of an accident, drivers could be held liable and that could lead to costly expenses. Some homeowner’s policies cover golf cart usage while there are also providers who offer the option of adding golf carts to an auto insurance policy. Furthermore, there are safety practices golf cart users should become acquainted with when driving. That pertains to using hand signals on turns, yielding to pedestrians, and reducing speed on hills and declines.

Carolina Golf Cars has the selection and experience to help customers buy the right cart for them. Featuring a large surplus of new and used golf carts for sale, Carolina Golf Cars and their team of professionals take the time to help each customer through the entire selection process.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Not So Commonly Facts About The Golf Cart

Golf Carts have been around for decades and there are lots of interesting facts most people do not know about this kind of low-speed vehicle. Here is a look at some not so commonly known tidbits about the golf cart.

Golf carts actually paved the way for the creation of other kinds of personal transportation vehicles, such as NEVs (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles). The low cost and easy maintenance were two major selling points, not to mention affordability.

Golf carts save a lot of time and effort. Golfers who use a golf cart instead of walking through 18 holes of golf save themselves a walk of approximately four miles.

The gas vs. electric debate has continued for quite some time. However, most experts believe electric golf carts are better for golfers or short cruises through a community. Gas-powered golf carts are considered to be the best option for longer trips.

Golf cart drivers can receive a DUI if operating their cart under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Golf cart laws differ from state to state, but causing damage while driving under the influence usually subjects operators to the same penalties they would suffer if they were driving a car.

The most common serious types of golf cart injuries are concussions followed by neck injuries. These injuries are brought about most often by hanging outside the vehicle or by putting the cart in reverse while going downhill.

Golf cart insurance covers a wide array of areas, including collision, damage liability, uninsured motorist bodily injury, and there is even the option of roadside assistance. It is becoming more popular for every golf cart owner to purchase an individual insurance policy for their cart.

Almost half of all golf cart accidents are caused by someone falling out of the cart. Turning a corner at just 10 mph is enough to throw someone from the golf cart. Every year, there are approximately 10,000 emergency room visits caused by golf cart injuries. It is important to remember that most of these accidents are avoidable if basic safety guidelines are followed at all times.

Carolina Golf Cars is the nation’s one-stop shop that provides every golf cart owner with everything they need. Prospective owners can also take advantage of the vast surplus of golf carts for sale at Carolina Golf Cars. When it comes to golf carts, there is no better provider than Carolina Golf Cars.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Maintaining Your Golf Cart

Like most vehicles, buying a golf cart is not an everyday expense as the process could come with a costly price tag. Regardless of how much is invested in a golf cart, it is important to keep it in proper working order. Here are some helpful hints when it comes to maintaining your golf cart.

Battery Maintenance

Maintaining your battery is an important part of keeping your golf cart running efficiently. However, be careful not to overcharge your battery since that could cause damage. Using an automatic charger is the best way to charge your golf cart battery because it automatically shuts down once the battery has received a full charge.
Monthly checking of the batteries’ water levels is extremely important to ensure that the batteries do not die prematurely. Always check and add to the water level when they are fully charged.  Distilled water is recommended by all major battery manufacturers.

Wash Right

Just like cars, golf carts are going to get dirty with normal usage. It is important to use an automotive wash instead of something like dishwasher detergent or an ordinary household soap. There’s a need to use some type of cleaner that is designed for an automotive wash. Waxing is recommended occasionally, but it’s a good idea to stay away from waxes containing abrasive compounds.

Other Monthly Checks

You do not have to be a mechanic to perform some important monthly checks on your golf cart. Check your battery for any sign of corrosion, which can be eliminated with baking soda. Air pressure in the tires should also be checked. There should be a reading of 18-20 psi in four-ply tires and 30-34 psi in six-ply tires.

Clean the Windshield

Windshields are generally made of acrylic or polycarbonate, although Windex should never be used on either kind. Stay away from using paper towels as well. A soft cloth is best to clean a golf carts windshields and it is recommended to blot a windshield dry instead of wiping it dry. There are also cleaners that can remove smaller scratches in the windshield.

Brake Cleanings

Brakes are integral to any vehicle, especially golf carts. Brakes should be cleaned twice a year. That means cleaning the cables, drums and pads. A low brake pedal or squealing noises are also two signs that it is time for brake replacement.

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When it comes time to find the right parts for your golf cart, Carolina Golf Cars has everything you need. Whether you own a custom or street legal golf cart, there are plenty of add-on features to enhance its look and functionality. Carolina Golf Carts remains the leading distributor of new and used golf carts for sale at affordable pricing.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Carolina Golf Cars adds Taylor-Dunn to its Commercial Product Line

Carolina Golf Cars has always been revered for carrying the top brands, parts and accessories that go along with golf cart sales. Now, there is another industry leader whose products can be purchased at Carolina Golf Cars. Taylor-Dunn has flourished for more than 60 years and Carolina Golf Cars is now an authorized dealer of Taylor-Dunn products.

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The multi-passenger and industrial vehicles produced by Taylor Dunn include tow tractors, personnel carriers, utility vehicles, stockchasers, burden carriers and more. Most of these products are electric-powered, some with a gas powered option, and with varying sizes and features.

Taylor-Dunn first opened its doors for business in 1949 and has continued to build dependable vehicles that can transport materials, people, and equipment. Its line of products includes standard and custom vehicles. These vehicles are not just for transportation, but also provide application specific solutions. That is applicable to various sectors including commercial, industrial and ground-support markets.

Federal Government Agencies also use Taylor-Dunn vehicles as the company has signed federal contracts, broadening the reach of its brand. However, these vehicles are not available for direct sale through the company itself. Taylor-Dunn products are available for purchase only through certified dealers all over the world. The company has become a global distributor with its products now being sold in more than 30 different countries.

Carolina Golf Cars in Charlotte has now joined that global contingent as customers have one more excellent option to choose from. Along with the sale of these products, customers can also come to Carolina Golf Cars for parts or service on their Taylor-Dunn vehicle. It is just the same as them bringing in any other kind of golf cart repair.

Warranties are offered on these Taylor-Dunn products, many of which have a life span of 15 years and longer. Additional options are also available on these Taylor-Dunn vehicles as customers can choose from things like enclosures, heating, air conditioning and much more. This line of vehicles is also environmentally friendly, providing yet another attractive feature.

Carolina Golf Cars, proudly partnered with Taylor-Dunn, Yamaha, Club Car, E-Z-GO, and Trojan, is ready more than even to be the Carolina’s premier golf car dealership. The No.1 choice for your golf cart needs, including street legal golf carts and custom golf carts for sale. With a vast supply of golf carts, parts and accessories from all the leading manufacturers, the choices really are limitless at Carolina Golf Cars.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Strict Guidelines for Golf Cart Owners

Golf cart operators are expected to adhere to certain rules and regulations, not much different from that of someone who operates an automobile. While certain rules differ from one municipality to the next, here’s a look at some basic guidelines golf cart drivers can follow.

While a license is not needed to operate golf carts, states have minimum age requirements. Most states require a driver to be at least 14 years of age and a handful of others have set that minimum age at 13.

Operators should also watch how much alcohol they drink before driving. In most states, operators can be arrested for a DUI. There have been numerous incidents all over the country in which drivers have been arrested for a DUI and suffered the same consequences as regular motorists. Simply because a golf cart functions at lower speeds does not mean drivers are exempt from obeying motor vehicle laws.

Basic rules should also be followed, such as no standing while the cart is in motion and keeping all riders’ arms and legs inside the cart while it is in motion. Failing to obey traffic signs can also lead to the issuing of a ticket. Golf cart operators in many states receive tickets for not stopping at a stop sign and some can even be penalized for not having the proper registration.

It is also important to note that most communities do not permit golf cart travel on its sidewalks. And when it comes to intersection crossings, golf cart drivers are expected to yield to motor vehicles as they have the right of way.

The bottom line is that golf cart owners have a responsibility to familiarize themselves with the rules of the road in their particular municipality. A failure to do so could lead to more than a warning, but costly fees and penalties as operators are not immune to moving violations.

Carolina Golf Cars has something for everyone including a huge selection of street legal golf carts. No matter where you are located, Carolina Golf Cars can provide you with the golf cart you have always wanted.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Golf Carts Making Headlines Across The Country

Individually owned Charlotte golf carts are becoming more popular even throughout the country and this has led to a rise in media attention. Every week, there are more and more stories popping up involving golf carts and here is a look at some of the latest storylines.

Golf Cart Parades

The city of Port Richey, Fla., has seen some of its citizens petition the city for the right to use their golf carts on their city streets. This is a city by city law in the state of Florida, which grants each municipality the right to choose how it regulates golf cart use and what it defines as a street legal golf cart.

But the Port Richey residents aimed to show how inspired they are to their cause.

There was actually a Golf Cart Parade held on Easter through the Suncoast Gateway Mobile Home Park. However, that was not the only parade to hit the state of Florida as others preceded it in Homosassa, Ocala and at the Sun City Center. Even Disney's Fort Wilderness community has started its own golf cart parading traditions as you can see in the fun video below.


Dangers of Charging Golf Carts Indoors

There was a recent public warning issued in the state of Connecticut in the town of Old Saybrook, which has 450 registered golf carts. The Old Saybrook Fire Department has been called to several homes where carbon monoxide detectors have gone off. The cause has been over-charged golf carts.

When an electronic golf cart is charged beyond capacity, it starts to give of hydrogen, which is a flammable gas. Inside a home, there is no way for that gas to escape. The hydrogen gas is without odor or color and is unable to be detected without a device.

In response, golf cart owners have been advised to follow manufacturer’s instructions when charging their batteries. They have also been urged to ventilate their garages, if at all possible.

Golf Carts as a Shuttle Service

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The city of Charlotte, N.C., now has a free shuttle service that will take people around the city in a golf cart. The service was launched Thursday, May 7th, by a company called Cruise Carts. There is no fare required by riders. The company makes its money through advertising as companies pay to have their logos painted on the outside of the cart.

These golf carts are not allowed on streets with speed limits over 35 mph. The carts are equipped with a lot of normal automotive features like head lights, tail lights, windshield wipers, seat belts and turn signals.

The free service is designed to aid foot travelers and is not intended as an alternative to taxi service.

When you find yourself on the hunt for golf carts for sale, look no further than Carolina Golf Cars. Specializing in new, customized and used golf cart sales, there is truly something for everyone at Carolina Golf Cars.

Resources:
http://www.wfsb.com/story/28996580/firefighters-warn-golf-cart-owners-about-over-charging-dangers
http://suncoastnews.com/su/list/news-pasco/golf-carts-can-now-share-some-port-richey-streets-20150507/
http://www.twcnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2015/04/16/new-golf-cart-shuttle-service-offers-free-rides-in-charlotte.html
https://youtu.be/Q2OdSomBq7c?t=22s



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tips For Buying A Used Golf Cart


Not all golf carts are created equal and that sentiment rings especially true with age. That is why it is important to be in the know when buying used golf carts. Older model or used golf carts for sale can still provide a lot of life, although there are certain things buyers should look for.

Refurbishing

Refurbished is a word buyers should really get to know. Many older model golf carts are refurbished and still run like new. However, other carts may not be modified as well. That is why it is critical to examine the level of refurbishment. First, ask for the extent of all repairs. Then, take the time to examine the cart. Grip the roof and give the cart a good shake. While doing this, listen for any strange noises. Also, examine the tread on the tires and try to find rust spots on the body. And be sure to check every feature on the cart while taking it for a test drive.

Brand names

Just as it is with making any other major purchase, certain brand names have more credibility. Some lesser known golf cart brands might seem to operate just as well as a more recognizable name brand, such as Yamaha Golf Carts. But think ahead to the future. If there is a need for replacement parts, Yamaha parts will be more readily available, making any repairs cheaper and easier.

Batteries

One of the most common and costly repairs to golf carts comes with having to replace the battery pack. Various models can require anywhere from four to ten batteries to power the cart. Check the level of fluid within each battery. A number of dry cells in the battery means that it is on the decline. Dark battery acid is another indicator that there is not many miles left on that particular battery. Also check the battery connections and stay clear of ones that are corroded or green in color.

Wear and tear

A good used golf cart will not show a lot of wear and tear. However, if the previous owner beat up that cart, it will show. The seat upholstery is a good sign of how well a cart was taken care of. And carts that have been kept outside will generally have rooftops that are faded. The thickness of the rubber on the gas and brake pedal is another sign of just how much a cart has been driven. Also, be sure to check the brakes and the parking brake. Carts that pull to one side when braking mean that it’s almost time for some break repair. A simply visit CarolinaGolfCars.com will allow you to order the quality parts you need or schedule an appointment at their service center.


Carolina Golf Car provides professionally refurbished and used golf carts for sale that still have lots of life left in them. Buying a used golf cart at Carolina Golf Cars comes with quality service, competitive prices, honesty and integrity. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Beating Breast Cancer in the Carolinas



Much has been said about breast cancer and the nightmare of a disease that it is. The mere mention of it can understandably elicit fear and panic. Incredibly, more and more organizations, foundations and charities are now trying to raise awareness of this global killer affecting nearly 1 in every 8 women.

Carolina Golf Cars is supportive of efforts to fight breast cancer and help provide answers to questions that have long baffled the sciences and the medical field. It is a proud sponsor of The Carolinas Kickin’ It Challenge – Unite in the Fight Youth Soccer Tournament, a signature club level soccer tournament in Rock Hill that focuses entirely on raising money in the fight against the disease.

In its newest charitable effort, Carolina Golf Cars has donated a customized golf cart for auction during the kickoff party on May 8th, 2015 at the Anne Springs Close Dairy Barn Fort Mill. Proceeds of the auction will go to the Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute that works to define the future of cancer care with innovations in research and treatment. The event is also for the benefit of Susan G. Komen Foundation Charlotte, a non-profit organization seeking to bring breast health education, support, treatment and related services to uninsured and disadvantaged people within the area.

Carolina Golf Cars Emphasizes Charitable Giving

Chartered in 1982, Carolina Golf Cars is committed to meeting customers’ individual golf car needs while giving them the most satisfying golf car rentals, repair, and related services. While aiming for an unwavering dominance in the industry, the company has embraced a corporate culture centered on philanthropy.

By partnering with charities, foundations and non-profits, Carolina Golf Cars does its share as contributors to society. The company recognizes that philanthropic efforts may essentially strengthen the community or help a specific organization promote its cause. Their help, in any way, can yield results as simple as a cleaner community to as far-reaching as breakthrough research after finally attaining difficult funding targets.

"We are very active in the community and sponsor numerous charities as we believe it is important to give back and help those who are less fortunate or in need," the company emphasized.

Learn more about Carolina Golf Cars, the leading golf car authority in the Carolinas with a strong commitment to always give back.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Carolina Golf Cars Unveils New Website; Full Speed Ahead for Golf Cart Sales, Parts and Accessories in Charlotte NC



Carolina Golf Cars, one of Charlotte, NC’s most recognized golf cart dealerships, has taken golf cart sales and service a notch higher with the recent launch of its website, CarolinaGolfCars.com.

CarolinaGolfCars.com offers more than just a sneak peek of what’s in store for anyone who wants answers to their golf cart needs; it presents a full selection of all available golf carts, golf cart parts and accessories as well as golf cart services, modifications and upgrades for both the enthusiast and the casual or professional inquirer.

Carolina Golf Cars, established over 30 years ago, prides itself in serving every type of client from all parts of the Charlotte and neighboring areas. Founded for the express purpose of buying, selling, maintaining and customizing all types of golf carts, utility vehicles, and personnel carriers; over time, the shop has grown to become one of the most trusted and authoritative providers of golf carts sales, services, rentals, maintenance and transportation.

CarolinaGolfCars.com enables established service providers to find an array of gas and electric golf cart choices for every type of use. Carolina Golf Cars proudly carries premier brands such as E-Z-GO, Yamaha, Polaris, Club Car and Trojan and clients can explore the website selecting the best product for their needs. For certain customers, used golf carts may prove to be the most ideal and economical choice and as such, the website showcases its portfolio of refurbished golf carts available for purchase. The company also transports an extensive selection of new and used carts – both raw and retail-ready – to dealers nationwide.

Clients in need of customized golf carts can also turn to CarolinaGolfCarts.com, which specializes in building and delivering cars that are tailored to meet the specific needs of their customers.


    “Whatever your budget, Carolina Golf Cars has something for you,” said the leading team of golf cart specialists. “We’ve made it our business to take a one-on-one approach with every customer... [so] you not only get a quality product, but a quality team working for you.”


As the most complete golf cart dealer in the Carolinas, Carolina Golf Cars does more than just sell or lease golf carts. They also maintain their own in-house repair shop to accommodate all requests for minor and major maintenance and support. To provide quick repair and replacement solutions, the Charlotte-based shop stocks nearly every available part and accessory from major manufacturers or can quickly order them should the need or desire arise. For clients who simply do not have the luxury of time to take their golf cart to the shop, the mobile team can come to you and pick up the vehicle from your location.

CarolinaGolfCarts.com was developed in a manner that ensures a simple and satisfying experience with each visit. The website offers a neat layout, making it easy for visitors to browse and find the golf cart, part, accessory, or service they need.

For more information, visit http://www.carolinagolfcars.com/.




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For over 30 years, Carolina Golf Cars has been the most trusted name when it comes to reliable golf carts. The Charlotte-based company is home to an extensive variety of new and used golf carts for sale along with parts and accessories as well as golf cart maintenance and repair services. Learn more at http://www.carolinagolfcars.com/.


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