Contractor Tips Blog

Oct
4

5 Golf Cart Safety Tips

Posted in Golf Carts

Golf carts may be smaller in size and go slower than many motorized vehicles, but they still need to be driven with care. Injuries can happen when you do not follow the correct safety procedures when you are using a golf or utility cart for transportation. To ensure you have a safe ride, keep this five safety tips in mind before you get behind the wheel of your golf cart.

  1. Never stand while the golf cart is in motion. It only takes a slight bump to throw off your balance if you stand up in a moving golf cart. The driver and passengers should remain seated whenever the cart is in motion.
  2. Follow speed limits and recommendations. Although golf carts are not speedy vehicles, you should still adhere to the recommended speed limits. Going too fast can lead to tipping around corners or endanger pedestrians.
  3. Adhere to weight and passenger limits. Your golf cart has weight and passenger restrictions for a reason. Too much weight can impact the performance, especially when you need to turn or brake.
  4. Follow driving rules and regulations. Signaling, sober driving, seatbelts and eliminating distractions are all rules that need to be followed when driving a golf cart. If you are on the road, adhere to all the same laws and regulations for vehicles and drivers.
  5. Keep your golf cart maintained. Just like any vehicle, proper maintenance on your golf cart is important for safety. Make sure you have the tires and brakes inspected, and tune-ups performed as specified by the manufacturer.

Golf carts are an economical, eco-friendly form of transportation that can be safe when you follow these tips. Talk to your local golf cart service company to schedule ongoing maintenance and to get more tips on safety.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Dec
30

Top Customized Options for Your Golf or Utility Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

You wouldn’t be satisfied with a base model car or truck, so why accept less for your new golf or utility cart? There are so many options to make your cart personalized for your comfort, style and taste. Before you buy a standard golf cart, consider some of the bells and whistles that are available at quality golf cart dealers.

  • Heaters/fans. Keep warm or cool off with options to keep you comfortable when you are out tooling around in your new cart. The heater can be wonderful for early morning golfers or hunters heading out in the woods. Enclosures are also available.
  • Customized bodywork or paint. Trick out your new ride with flames or specialized bodywork. There are many ways to update the look of a standard golf cart.
  • Wheels. Like all vehicles, golf carts with stylish wheels are very popular right now. Consider Mag wheels or choose from many different types of rims to accessorize your new cart.
  • Lift kit or larger tires. Going out on rugged trails? Get your cart lifted and add larger tires to make sure you have the clearance you need.
  • Of course, adding a stereo is almost a necessity. Who wants to go anywhere without access to music or at least a radio?
  • Street legal kits. In many residential areas, golf carts can be used on roads with the addition of a street legal kit.

Don’t settle for a basic golf cart model when you can customize your new cart for your lifestyle. Talk to your local dealer to find out all the options and features available for your new cart.

Posted on behalf of:
Action Specialty Carts
1891 McFarland Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 888-0892

Sep
9

5 Features to Consider for Your New Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Whether you are buying a golf cart for the course or for personal transportation, you want to ensure you get the right features for your needs. Just like any vehicle you buy, golf carts have a wide variety of feature options to make them more versatile and comfortable. From stereos and heaters to street legal options, you can customize your golf cart to meet your expectations. Here are five features to consider when ordering your new golf cart.

  1. Wheels. You have many options on the wheels and tires for your golf cart. If you want a customized look, low profile tires and custom wheels can transform the look of your cart. Going on trails or in the woods? Consider off-road tires for better traction.
  2. Street legal kits. Give your golf cart more versatility with a street legal kit that can transform your cart into an economical vehicle to use on the road.
  3. Custom paint. If you don’t want to settle for the standard golf cart colors, opt for a customized paint job that can reflect your unique style.
  4. Amenities. What will make you more comfortable in your golf cart? Fans, heaters, stereos and other amenities can make your new cart a joy to spend time in.
  5. Safety features. It may be just a golf cart but you still want to be safe when driving around the course, neighborhood or property. Rear view mirrors, extended windshields and other safety features can protect you and your passengers.

Get the golf cart that will meet all your function and style expectations. Talk to your local golf cart dealer about packages and pricing for adding the features that will make your new golf cart reflect your personality and needs.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Mar
13

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a New Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Are you planning to buy a new golf cart in the upcoming months? If it is your first time buying a golf cart or it’s been awhile since your last purchase, there are a few things to consider before you order your new cart. Here are three questions to ask yourself to make sure you get the golf cart that will meet your needs and expectations.

What will your new golf cart be used for?

Is this golf cart really going to the course or are you buying to hunt, for street use or for your business? How you are going to use your cart will determine the best type for your needs. For short daily use, an electric model is a good option while a gas-powered cart will work better for longer trips.

How much will your cart need to carry?

Golf and utility carts come in a large variety of sizes, from the small two-seated carts to large utility carts that can carry several people. The number of seats is important if you are using it for your business to carry groups from one place to another. Weight limits are also important when using the cart to haul heavy loads.

What accessories do you need on your cart?

Custom golf carts can now be ordered with countless accessories that can make them more functional and comfortable. Do you need a roof, a heater or mirrors? Do you need a street-legal kit added? Maybe you want a stereo or larger wheels? Look through the available accessories and make sure you get exactly what you want before your cart is ordered.

Once you know what you want, talk to your local golf cart dealer to place an order for your new cart. They can answer any questions you have to ensure you get the best cart for your needs.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Jan
6

Custom Options for Your New Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Are you in the market to buy a new golf cart? Whether you are buying it for using on the course or want a golf cart for easy transportation around your residence or business property, why settle for a standard vehicle? Golf cart customization has come a long way, giving you the option of creating a stylish recreational vehicle with all the amenities you have wanted for your utility cart. Here are a few of the popular customization options that are available:

  • Street legal. Want to be able to drive through the neighborhood in your new cart? There are street legal kits that can give you all the safety options like rear view mirrors, speed chips and turn signals needed to meet your local street laws.
  • Enhanced wheels. Many utility cart owners are opting for larger wheels and tires on their carts, including off-road 10” tires for enhanced traction.
  • Customized paint or wraps. Trick out your golf cart with a customized paint job or a wrap to make your cart out in the crowd. You can represent your business logo, favorite sports team or hot rod flames – don’t settle for a boring cart when you can personalize it with your own flare.
  • Luxury options. Make your golf cart more like your luxury vehicle by adding options like a stereo, heater/AC, customized steering wheel and much more.

What would make your new golf cart the best it could be? There are endless custom options available to make your golf cart into the ultimate recreational vehicle. Talk to your local golf cart dealer today to begin exploring all the custom features that you can add to your new cart.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Oct
26

Personalize Your Golf Cart with Customization

Posted in Golf Carts

Whether you want a golf cart for the course or as a tool to use for your business, you want a cart that reflects your personality. Why buy a standard golf or utility cart when you can have a customized cart that has the bells and whistles you want? Like any vehicle, golf carts can be customized any way you desire, from the wheels and paint to adding specialized options like stereos and street-legal kits. The only things limiting you is your imagination and your budget.

Golf Cart Customization Ideas

There are a few ways that you can make your golf cart stand out through customization. Though a basic model will get you where you want to go, why stop there? Here are a few ideas to create a cart that has all the features and options that you prefer.

  • Customized paint or wrap. Golf carts can undergo a customized paint job or even a wrap to get the look you want. Whether you want to match your cart to your company’s colors or reflect your love for your favorite sport’s team, you can create a personalized cart that won’t be easily forgotten.
  • Lifts, wheels and tires. Wheels and tires can make a big difference on your car or truck and the same is true for your golf cart. Lift kits are also a popular option to give more clearance and improve the aesthetics of the vehicle.
  • Personalized features. Almost any features or options that you can add to your vehicle can also be added to your golf cart. Stereos, A/C, leather upholstery and many other options are available to stylize your cart.

Don’t settle for a plain golf cart. Make a statement with a customized cart that will be as unique as you are.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Jul
25

Customizing Your Golf or Utility Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

If you already own a golf cart or are considering buying a new model, there are many options available to customize your golf or utility cart. The basic equipment of most golf carts can be upgraded to include many options that can improve the comfort, look and functionality of your cart. Whether you want better protection for inclement weather or want your golf cart to reflect your personal style, there are many features available to make your cart function and look more like a recreational vehicle versus the standard golf cart. 

Utility Cart Customization Options

Whether you use your golf cart on the course, in the woods or it’s used for your business, there are many options to add function and a little luxury to your cart. From stylish wheels to improved cover, these features are becoming very popular for utility cart owners to personalize their vehicles. Some of the most popular customization options include: 

  • Stereos. If you spend a lot of time in your utility cart, a nice option is adding a stereo to give you access to your favorite music and radio shows.
  • Enclosures. Don’t get soaked the next time inclement weather rolls in while you are out in your cart. Enclosures give you better protection from rain and wind.
  • Wheels and tires. Larger tires and Mag wheels are popular options to improve the look and function of your utility cart.
  • Heat and cooling options. Whether it is hot or cold outside, you can improve the comfort of your golf cart with the addition of a heater and cooling fans. 

Your local golf cart dealer can educate you on all the incredible features that are available for your golf or utility cart. Upgrade your cart for a higher level of style and comfort.

Posted on behalf of:
Action Specialty Carts
1891 McFarland Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 888-0892

Dec
7

Custom Golf Carts

Posted in Golf Carts

People customize their homes, their clothing, and their baggage – so why not customize their golf carts, too! Golf carts have been a means of transportation since the 1930s. What originally started as a means of transportation for those with disabilities, golf carts gained wide use and acceptance from golfers and residential homeowners. Electric golf cars are used in many communities as the main source of transportation, and it is no wonder that custom golf carts are the latest rage among owners. 

Custom golf carts are a way for people to express themselves, their personalities, and their loyalty. Whether it is support of a favorite sports team, the showing off of a favorite color, or just a person or family’s way to express themselves, custom golf carts can be a reflection of a person or family. Customized options for golf carts include paint jobs, lift kits, large wheels, off-road wheels, rear view mirrors, safety features, speed chips, street legal kits, and more. Basically, if a person can dream it (and has the money to spend) s/he can have it in a golf cart! 

There are several companies offering custom golf carts across the United States. Finding one that meets the criteria of your customization requires a little research. Knowing what you want is important, and a custom golf cart supplier can offer a unique and personalized approach to your golf cart. A simple search on Google can provide endless ideas for a custom golf cart design. If you are interested in having a golf cart customized, begin your design search and enjoy the ride!

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Apr
8

Street Legal Golf Carts

Posted in Golf Carts

As the cost of gasoline continues to increase, many people are finding golf carts a viable means of in town transportation, where allowed by local traffic laws.  Many states across the United States have passed laws to permit and regulate the use of low speed vehicles, which how golf carts are classified, on public roads.  In general, these laws regulate these vehicles by defining the type of roads they may be used on, the required equipment and the requirements of the driver. 

Typically, the states where golf carts or low speed vehicles are allowed, limit their operation to streets and roads where the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less.  In general, these laws will allow a road with a higher posted speed limit to be crossed, as long as the low speed vehicle is only crossing thru an intersection. 

Most laws also dictate the required equipment for the golf cart to be equipped with to legally operate on the street.  Typically equipment includes headlights, stop lamps, turn signal lamps, tail lamps, reflex reflectors, parking brakes, rear view mirrors, windshields, seat belts and vehicle identification numbers. 

Most jurisdictions require that the operator of the low speed vehicle have a valid driver’s license, with the license being in their possession at all times when the vehicle is being operated.  In addition, the low speed vehicle will more than likely need to be registered and insured as well. 

Each state is different, so it is advisable to look the individual requirements of each state and city, prior to committing to a low speed vehicle.  Low speed vehicles are an affordable and viable option for many people who really do not need a car for a majority of their travels.

Posted on behalf of Action Specialty Carts

Apr
25

Using Golf Carts Off the Course

Posted in Golf Carts

For some the current “must have” pleasure craft is an ATV, motorcycle, or even a scooter.  Given the continuously rising price of oil, everyone is looking at smaller, cheaper, modes of transportation, regardless of speed. Enter the new fad to hit some markets: “The Cart Craze!” 

In addition to purchasing a new golf cart, you can now easily purchase used golf carts from dealers that specialize in used and refurbished golf carts. You can even have your golf cart personally customized to meet your specific individual needs.

Most golf cart companies carry all the major manufacturers that you are already used to driving on the golf course. You can usually find your favorite cart in either gas or electric.  You can make your golf cart a reflection of yourself, order it in your favorite color, and have it delivered.

Today the traditional golf cart is being used in so many different ways than originally intended. Golf carts have residential and commercial applications, serving specific needs even in apartment buildings. Any venue that requires a bit of walking such as sporting events, warehouses, some senior living facilities or even hunting events, can be usefully served with the customer service provided by golf cart availability.

Call your local golf cart equipment and supply company to see if they can meet your specific needs. Most companies will also provide expert service technicians. Perhaps you already own a golf cart and it is in need of a tune-up, reconditioning, or a complete overhaul, you can be sure that the service techs at a local golf cart dealer will do a top quality job at a fair price. Some companies may provide trailers for service repair pickup and delivery.

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