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Monday, March 14, 2016

The Process of Making Your Golf Cart Street Legal

Being able to drive your golf cart on the street offers convenience and excitement. However, it does not come without following a certain protocol. Here is a look at all of the areas that need to be addressed before your golf cart can be considered legal to drive in the street. 

Paperwork

When you buy a golf cart you will need the proper documentation, which includes all the pertinent information you will need to make it legal. There will be an ID number issued, which is similar to a VIN number on a motor vehicle. There will also be paperwork provided by the golf cart manufacturer which states its speeds. That is a requirement to classify it as a low-speed vehicle since that is how it will be registered. 

Safety Functions

Headlights are required as they provide safety at night, dusk, damn, and during times of bad weather. Taillights are also a must as they alert any vehicles travelling behind the golf cart of its presence on the road. Turn signals are another requirement, just as they would be in any other kind of motor vehicle. Seat belts are one more safety function that is mandatory. There must be enough seat belts for each passenger, which generally tops off at four. 

Visibility 

In order to be considered street legal, golf carts have to be equipped with side view and rear view mirrors. There also has to be a windshield installed, one that is durable enough to maintain the safety of the passengers while also providing clear visibility for the driver. 

Brakes

Front and rear brakes are required and they must also be independent brakes. This will ensure that the golf cart will be able to stop on its own, without the assistance of another vehicle or object. A parking brake is also required to ensure safety when the vehicle is immobile. 

Road Rules

Certain municipalities and communities have restrictions on street legal golf carts. Check with your local branch and learn about any qualifications or restrictions that may apply. Also remember that you are expected to adhere to the rules of the road and can be ticketed by police just as you would be when driving a car.

Carolina Golf Cars offers a large selection of street legal golf carts for sale. And if you need some kind of accessories to add to your used golf cart, our vast supply of inventory has you covered. For the very best in golf cart sales and golf cart repair, visit the professionals at Carolina Golf Cars North Carolina

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ways to Upgrade Your Golf Cart

Make your golf cart your very own is all part of the fun. With some upgrades you can better tailor your cart to your needs and desires, whether they be functional or aesthetic. Not all golf cart upgrades require major engine or body work and not all upgrades have to cost a fortune. Here is a look at some affordable upgrades that can change the entire look of your golf cart from Carolina Golf Cars of Charlotte.


Lift Kits

Having a lift kit added to your golf cart is an easy way to make a bold statement. By raising the body of the golf cart further from the ground you will gain more ground clearance. This means there is less risk of bottoming out and potential damaging your carts, especially when driving off-road or on uneven terrain. Lift kits are also beneficial to those operating a street legal golf cart, A.K.A low speed vehicle. The added height a lift kit creates will make the golf cart more visible to regular motor vehicles, certainly those with their own lift kits.


Hubcaps and Rims

The selection of hub caps and rims for golf carts is just as extensive as it is for cars. Turbine hubcaps or chromed rims are just a couple of varieties that can really make your golf cart stand out from the rest of the pack. http://carolinagolfcars.com/parts-accessories/ has a variety of hubcaps, rims, and tires to select from.


Seat Cushions

Deluxe seat cushions can provide your golf cart with a completely different look. These are available in a wide array of colors. Brightening up the inside if your golf cart is a cheaper alternative to getting a custom paint job. But combining colored seat cushions with a custom paint job will really enhance the look of your cart.


Steering Wheel

There are lots of different steering wheels you can incorporate to your golf cart. A wood-grain steering wheel can provide a more elegant look while camouflage steering wheels go great with off-road custom golf carts used for hunting. Steering wheel covers are also available in wide varieties.


Custom Paint

Why settled for any ordinary color golf cart when your cart can truly stand out? Custom paint jobs are pretty much unlimited. If you can think it, someone can paint it. This is not only limited to color, but it extends to designs as well. If you want a golf cart with flames on the side, there is no reason you cannot have it.


Carolina Golf Cars has the capability to provide you with the golf cart of your dreams. Whether you are looking for a used golf cart, street legal golf carts or Yamaha golf carts, there is something for everyone in our showroom. Carolina Golf Cars also offers golf car repair and accessories from all the industry leaders.


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