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Spring Maintenance

May 17th, 2024

Spring is a great time to ensure your golf cart is in top condition for the upcoming season. Here are some maintenance tips to consider:

  1. Clean the Cart: Start by giving your golf cart a thorough cleaning. Remove any dirt, debris, and grime from the exterior and interior. Clean the seats, floor mats, and any other surfaces.
  2. Check the Batteries: Inspect the batteries for corrosion, leaks, and loose connections. Clean the terminals with a battery terminal cleaner and tighten any loose connections. Consider having the batteries load-tested to ensure they are holding a charge properly.
  3. Inspect Tires: Check the tire pressure and inflate as needed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Inspect the tires for signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or bulges, and replace them if necessary. Don’t forget to check the tread depth as well. Need new tires? Check out the many Car Club Options.
  4. Inspect Brakes: Test the brakes to ensure they are functioning properly. If you notice any squeaking, grinding, or sponginess when pressing the brake pedal, it may indicate a problem that needs to be addressed.
  5. Grease Moving Parts: Lubricate the steering components, suspension system, and any other moving parts to prevent wear and ensure smooth operation.
  6. Check Lights and Signals: Test all the lights and signals, including headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and hazard lights. Replace any bulbs that are burnt out and ensure that the wiring is intact.
  7. Inspect Electrical Components: Check the wiring harness, connectors, and switches for signs of damage or corrosion. Make sure all electrical components are functioning properly.
  8. Test Drive: Take your golf cart for a test drive to ensure everything is working as it should. Pay attention to any unusual noises, vibrations, or handling issues that may indicate underlying problems.

By following these maintenance tips, you can help ensure that your golf cart is ready for a season of smooth and trouble-free operation on the course.

Why switch to a Lithium-ion Battery

April 30th, 2024

Lithium-ion batteries offer several benefits compared to traditional battery technologies such as lead-acid batteries. And now here at Golf Cars of Coastal Carolina, we have added lithium-ion batteries to our product line as an option for new and used electric vehicles.

Lithium-ion offers the following features and benefits:

  1. Maintenance free. No checking or adding water to the battery cells.
  2. Longer overall life. Average 8-10 years, depending on usage and charge cycles.
  3. Longer daily run time. Up to 30 miles on a fully charged battery.
  4. Shorter charge time. Typically 2-4 hours as compared to 8-10 hours on lead acid batteries.
  5. Longer warranty. Most manufacturers’ warranty is 5-8 years, compared to 1- 2 years on lead acid batteries.
  6. Reduces the overall weight of the golf car. Which allows a 30%, increasing the efficiency of the golf car performance.
  7. Storage/sleep mode: Provides minimal battery discharge for longer periods when golf car is not in use.

Overall, a lithium-ion battery can be a smart choice for those who need a reliable, high-performance battery for their golf car vehicle.  Find out more about this new option.  Contact Golf Cars of Coastal Carolina today to learn more.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR WHEELS 

April 1st, 2024

Upgrading your Club Car golf car wheels can improve performance, durability, aesthetics, and customization options, providing you with a better overall driving experience on the golf course or other terrains.

Let’s look at the variety of wheels Club Car offers. For more information contact us at https://golfcarsofcoastalcarolina.com/contact-us/

ATLAS WHEELS

Searching for a stylish and rugged look? You’ve come to the right place! Meet our Atlas wheel. 

https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/atlas-wheels

ATLAS II WHEELS

All new Atlas II wheel design takes its cue from the original Atlas wheel, but new machining gives this gloss black beauty a slightly more refined quality.

https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/atlas-ii-wheels

MERCURY WHEELS

Our most popular wheel design to date – the Mercury wheel has style for miles! Aluminum alloy, gloss black finish, and available in 10″, 12″, or 14″ sizes

https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/mercury-wheels

AERION WHEELS

Designed for lifted vehicles, the Aerion wheel provides a sleek, versatile look. Offered in 14″ size, multiple finishes, and available mounted with our Kraken® or Morpheus tires.

https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/aerion-wheels

ZEUS WHEELS

Designed for lifted vehicles, the Zeus wheel provides a rugged look that will look great at a standstill and also in motion. Offered in gloss black finish, 14″ size, and available mounted with our Kraken® or Morpheus tires.

https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/zeus-wheels

ATHENA WHEELS

This model truly is the best of both worlds with three striking color options and an eyecatching design that gives a refined and rugged look, while also providing you with the durability and power you need. Offered in 12″ and 14″ sizes to compliment your lifted golf cart, and available mounted with our Kraken® or Morpheus tires.

https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/athena-wheels

HELA WHEELS

The Hela wheel recalls classic styling with a modern twist. Available in traditional bright chrome, trendy black chrome, and new hyper silver and hyper black finishes.

https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/hela-wheels

NOKKEN WHEELS

The flashy Nokken wheel allows for a wide range of customization. Keep the classy chrome inserts that come standard on the wheel, or work with your dealer to mix it up and get a custom insert color. Offered in 14″ size, and available mounted with our Kraken® or Morpheus tires.

https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/nokken-wheels

CUSTOMIZE YOUR RIDE pt 1

March 21st, 2024

Riding around in your Club Car is always a fun time.  But customizing your Club Car can make the ride even more enjoyable.  Let’s take a look at a few of the interior upgrade options. 

ONWARD PREMIUM FLOORMAT: Our premium floormat with the Onward logo imprinted into the custom-designed drainage channels to whisk away water, is all-weather, UV-protected, heavy-duty, and custom-fit to the Onward floor. https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/onward-golf-cart-floormats

ONWARD ENCLOSURES: Cruise in comfort and style, rain or shine, with a versatile, custom-fit, and durable enclosure. Protect yourself and your Club Car. https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/onward-golf-cart-enclosure

LED INTERIOR LIGHTING KIT: Canopy-mounted LED light kit for interior overhead illumination. Includes custom color control and multiple light modes. https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/golf-cart-led-lights-roof-mounted-kit

PREMIUM SOUND BAR: New Premium Sound Bar features a sleek design, exceptional sound quality, Bluetooth technology, waterproof design, and more. https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/golf-cart-bluetooth-sound-bar

LOCKING GLOVE BOX: Our new locking glove box comes with all the features and benefits you can expect with Club Car’s proprietary .design https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/locking-glove-box

CLUB CAR 5-PANEL MIRROR: Extra wide design maximizes your field of view. Simple no-drill installation means less fuss. https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/golf-cart-rear-view-mirror

CLUB CAR CONNECT: Drive your personalized golf car on your neighborhood course with Club Car Connect.https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/personal/golf-new/club-car-connet

CANOPY HANDLES: Integrates seamlessly into existing canopies, providing comfortable hand placement for your journey. https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/canopy-grab-handles

HOMELINK® GATE / GARAGE DOOR OPENER: Boasts two programmable buttons, waterproof construction, and works with 99% of garage door systems. https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/homelink

STEERING WHEEL COVERS: Comfortable neoprene steering wheel covers are now available in a variety of colors and feature Club Car and Onward logos.https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/steering-wheel-covers

DASH LINER INSERTS: These dash liners help lighten up the dash area, making it easier to see items placed there.https://www.clubcar.com/en-us/club-car-accessories/personal-golf-cart-accessories/golf-cart-dash-liner-inserts

Battery Care

February 1st, 2024

Customizing your Golf Car

January 2nd, 2024

Custom wraps for golf cars can add a personalized and eye-catching touch. Whether you want to showcase your style, promote a business, or make a statement, a custom wrap can transform the appearance of a golf cart. Here are some ideas and considerations for custom wraps:

  • Themes and Colors:
    • Choose a theme that reflects your personality, interests, or the purpose of the golf car. Themes could include sports teams, favorite colors, or hobbies.
  • Graphics and Artwork:
    • Incorporate graphics, logos, or artwork that resonate with you or your brand.
    • Consider working with a graphic designer to create a unique and visually appealing design.
  • Branding and Business Promotion:
    • For golf cars used in a business or commercial setting, use the wrap to promote your brand.
    • Include the company logo, contact information, and any promotional messages. An advertising specialist will tell you the importance of making sure your brand awareness is strong and utilizing your golf car is a great way to do just that. 
  • Full vs. Partial Wrap:
    • Decide whether you want a full wrap covering the entire cart or a partial wrap that focuses on specific areas.
    • Full wraps provide a more immersive design, while partial wraps can be a more budget-friendly option.
  • Durability and Materials:
    • Choose high-quality, durable materials for the wrap to ensure longevity, especially if the golf cart will be exposed to the elements.
    • Consider materials that are resistant to UV rays, scratches, and other potential damage.
  • Matte vs. Gloss Finish:
    • Decide on the finish of the wrap. Matte finishes can give a subtle, sophisticated look, while gloss finishes provide a shiny and vibrant appearance.
  • Custom Text and Fonts:
    • Incorporate custom text using fonts that complement the overall design.
    • Ensure that any text is easily readable and conveys the intended message.
  • Photographic Elements:
    • Include high-quality photographs or images that add a personal touch to the wrap.
    • Ensure that the images are high resolution for a clear and sharp appearance.
  • Complementary Accessories:
    • Coordinate the wrap design with other accessories on the golf cart, such as custom seats, rims, or decals, for a cohesive look.
  • Installation and Professional Help:
    • While some wraps can be applied by individuals, for intricate designs or large surfaces, it’s often best to seek professional installation. Golf Cars of Coastal Carolina can assist you with this need.
    • Professionals can ensure proper alignment, eliminate air bubbles, and provide a smooth finish.
  • Regulations and Permits:
    • Check local regulations and golf course rules regarding the use of custom wraps on golf carts.
    • Some areas may have restrictions on the extent of customization allowed.

Remember to have fun with the process and create a design that brings joy and satisfaction to you and your taste.

Protecting your Golf Car

December 1st, 2023

Protecting your golf car involves various measures to ensure its safety, security, and longevity. Here are several ways to protect your golf car:

  • Secure Storage:
    • Keep your golf car in a secure and enclosed storage area when not in use.
    • If possible, store it in a garage or covered parking space to protect it from the elements.
  • Weather Protection:
    • Invest in a quality golf car cover to shield your cart from rain, sun, and other weather elements.
    • If your cart doesn’t have a roof, consider adding a canopy or enclosure to provide additional protection.
  • Anti-Theft Devices:
    • Install a golf car alarm system to deter potential thieves.
    • Use steering wheel locks or wheel clamps to prevent the cart from being easily moved.
  • GPS Tracking:
    • Consider installing a GPS tracking device on your golf car. This can help you locate your cart if it is stolen.
  • Secure Parking:
    • When parking your golf car, choose well-lit and secure areas.
    • Lock the wheels or engage the parking brake to prevent unauthorized use.
  • Regular Maintenance:
    • Keep your golf car well-maintained to prevent breakdowns and ensure it operates smoothly with professionals at Golf Cars of Coastal Carolinas.
    • Check and inflate the tires regularly and perform other routine maintenance tasks.
  • Battery Care:
    • If your golf car is electric, take care of the batteries. Charge them regularly and follow proper charging procedures.
    • Store the cart in a cool, dry place to extend the life of the batteries.
  • Insurance:
    • Check with your insurance provider to see if golf car coverage is available. Some homeowners or recreational vehicle policies may cover golf cars.
  • Educate Users:
    • If multiple people use the golf car, make sure they are aware of proper operating procedures and safety measures.
    • Establish guidelines for who is authorized to use the cart.
  • Be Mindful of Terrain:
    • Avoid rough terrain and challenging conditions that could potentially damage the cart.
    • Follow manufacturer recommendations for maximum weight capacity and usage guidelines.
  • Upgrade Security Features:
    • Consider upgrading the locks, ignition system, or other security features on your golf car for enhanced protection.

By combining these protective measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of theft, damage, and wear and tear on your golf car.

 

Golf Car Safety

November 1st, 2023

Golf car safety is essential to prevent accidents and injuries, especially since golf cars are commonly used not only on golf courses but also in communities, resorts, and other recreational areas. Here are some important safety tips to keep in mind when operating or riding in a golf car:

    1. Follow the Manufacturer’s Guidelines: Always adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for operating the golf car. This includes passenger capacity, speed limits, and any other safety instructions provided in the user manual.
    2. Seatbelts: If the golf cart is equipped with seatbelts, ensure that all passengers wear them properly. Seatbelts can prevent serious injuries in the event of a collision or sudden stop.
    3. Speed Limits: Observe and obey posted speed limits. Most golf cars are not designed for high speeds and can easily tip over, especially on uneven terrain.
    4. Avoid Overloading: Do not exceed the maximum passenger and weight capacity specified by the manufacturer. Overloading a golf cars can affect its stability and handling.
    5. Stay on Designated Paths: Golf cars should be used on designated paths or areas meant for their use. Avoid main roads and high-traffic areas where golf cars may not be allowed or safe to operate.
    6. Be Cautious on Hills: Golf cars can tip over on steep slopes. If you must drive on an incline, drive straight up or down the hill, not across it. Reduce speed and use extra caution.
    7. Yield to Pedestrians: Always yield the right of way to pedestrians. Slow down or stop if necessary to allow pedestrians to pass safely.
    8. Avoid Distracted Driving: Just like when driving a car, avoid distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, or engaging in other activities that can divert your attention from the road.
    9. Be Mindful of Weather Conditions: Golf cars are not designed for inclement weather. Avoid operating the car during heavy rain, snow, or strong winds, as these conditions can impair visibility and traction.
    10. Inspect the Car: Regularly inspect the golf car for any signs of wear and tear, such as worn-out tires, faulty brakes, or malfunctioning lights. Promptly repair or replace any damaged or faulty parts.
    11. Use Signals and Lights: If your golf car is equipped with turn signals and lights, use them to indicate your intentions, especially when driving on public roads.
    12. Alcohol and Drugs: Never operate a golf car under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Impaired judgment significantly increases the risk of accidents.
  • Golf Car Maintenance: Keeping your golf car in good running order by having regular maintenance checks can prevent breakdowns which in turn helps the driver and passengers ensure a safe experience. Golf Cars of Coastal Carolina offers a complete maintenance program.  Reach out to them today to learn more. 

By following these safety guidelines, both operators and passengers can enjoy a safer golf car experience.

How to Repair a Flat Tire on Your Golf Car

October 26th, 2023

Fixing a flat tire on a golf cart involves a process similar to fixing a flat tire on a car or a bicycle. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you repair a flat tire on a golf cart:

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Jack or Lift (if available)
  • Lug Wrench
  • Flathead Screwdriver or Pry Bar
  • Pliers
  • Tire Repair Kit like this one on Amazon.com

Steps to Fix a Flat Tire on a Golf Cart:

  1. Safety First: Ensure the golf car is on a level surface and engage the parking brake to prevent any movement. If possible, wear gloves and eye protection during the repair process.
  2. Lift the Car: If you have a jack or lift, raise the golf car so that the flat tire is off the ground. This step is essential for easy tire removal.
  3. Remove the Lug Nuts: Use a lug wrench to loosen and remove the lug nuts securing the flat tire. Keep the lug nuts in a safe place; you’ll need them later.
  4. Take off the Flat Tire: Carefully pull the flat tire off the wheel hub. If it’s stuck, gently tap it with a rubber mallet or a block of wood to loosen it.
  5. Inspect the Tire: Inspect the tire carefully to find the cause of the flat (such as a nail or sharp object). Also, check the inner part of the tire for any damage or debris.
  6. Repair the Tire: If the puncture is small (typically less than 1/4 inch in diameter), you can use a tire repair kit. Insert the reamer tool (usually included in the kit) into the hole to clean and enlarge it slightly. Then, insert the plug through the eye of the needle tool, coat it with rubber cement, and push it into the hole. Once the plug is inside, swiftly pull out the needle, leaving the plug in place.
  7. Inflate the Tire: Use an air compressor to inflate the tire to the recommended pressure as indicated on the sidewall of the tire.
  8. Check for Leaks: After inflating, spray the repaired area with soapy water. If you see bubbles forming, there might be a leak indicating an incomplete repair. In that case, you need to redo the repair process.
  9. Mount the Tire Back: Carefully mount the repaired tire back onto the wheel hub. Hand-tighten the lug nuts onto the bolts to secure the tire.
  10. Tighten the Lug Nuts: Use the lug wrench to securely tighten the lug nuts in a diagonal or star pattern. This ensures even pressure on the wheel.
  11. Lower the Cart: If you use a jack or lift, gently lower the golf car back to the ground.
  12. Final Check: Double-check the lug nuts to make sure they are properly tightened.

Your golf car tire should now be fixed and ready for use. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with any step of the process, make sure to reach out and seek assistance from a professional like Golf Cars of Coastal Carolina.

Why have Golf Cars Become so Popular?

October 2nd, 2023

Golf cars are popular for several reasons, and their popularity extends beyond golf courses. Here are some of the key factors contributing to their widespread use:

  1. Golfing: Golf cars are a common sight on golf courses, providing golfers with a convenient and efficient way to move around the course, carry clubs and other equipment, and reduce the physical strain of walking long distances.
  2. Transportation: In many communities, resorts, and large properties, golf cars are used as a means of transportation. They are ideal for short trips, such as going to the grocery store, visiting neighbors, or commuting within gated communities.
  3. Environmental Benefits: Golf cars are generally electric vehicles, which means they produce zero emissions, making them an eco-friendly transportation option compared to traditional gas-powered vehicles.
  4. Cost-Effectiveness: Golf cars are relatively affordable compared to regular cars, making them an attractive option for people looking for a cost-effective and practical way to get around, especially in areas where short trips are common.
  5. Low Maintenance: Electric golf cars have fewer moving parts than traditional cars, making them easier and less expensive to maintain. They also tend to have a longer lifespan, provided they are well taken care of.
  6. Customization: Golf cars can be easily customized and modified to suit individual preferences. People often add accessories, change their appearance, and upgrade performance features to create unique and personalized vehicles.
  7. Recreational Use: Beyond practical transportation, golf cars are used for recreational purposes. They are often seen at campgrounds, resorts, and beach communities, where they are used for leisurely rides.
  8. Accessibility: Golf cars are often used by individuals with mobility challenges or disabilities due to their ease of use and low entry height. They provide a convenient and accessible way for people with limited mobility to move around.
  9. Community Regulations: Some communities and neighborhoods have regulations in place that encourage or require the use of golf cars for local transportation, further boosting their popularity in these areas.
  10. Fun and Social Aspect: Driving a golf car can be a fun and social experience, especially in communities where neighbors often interact while driving around. It fosters a sense of community and connection among residents.

Overall, the versatility, affordability, and environmental benefits of golf cars contribute to their widespread popularity in various settings, ranging from golf courses to residential communities. Let us help you with your golf car purchase today.

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