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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


Tips for Choosing a Utility Cart for a Sportsman

Posted in Golf Carts

If you want a new utility cart for hunting or fishing, you are going to want a cart that can handle more than what is on the average golf course. Backwoods trails are harder to navigate than the manicured green lawns of the course. If you are shopping for a utility cart for yourself or your spouse to take into the woods, here are some tips for getting the right cart for the active sportsman or sportswoman.

  • Electric versus gas. In most cases, rugged terraine is better handled by a gas engine than an electric cart. However, electric engines are quieter for those headed into the woods to hunt. You will also want to consider how far and how long you will be using the cart; you don’t want to get stuck in the woods because the batteries run out of their charge.
  • Tire tread. For rough, muddy roads or traveling off-road, you will need tires with deeper tread and a cart with higher clearance. Larger wheels with rugged traction tires are a must for some areas.
  • Weather. If you will be using your cart in cold, wet weather, you may want to invest in some weather protection. You will need a roof and weather enclosure, plus a heater can be needed after a long, cold day in the woods.
  • Weight capacity. If you plan on hunting large game and bringing back your prize with your cart, consider the load and towing capacity. Two or three hunters and a deer on the back will require a large load capacity!

Make sure to talk to your local dealer about how you will be using your new cart. They can help you find the right cart for your sporting needs.

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


Thinking About Buying A Golf Cart?

Posted in Golf Carts

There are many reasons to purchase a golf cart beyond a love of the game. Golf carts can be an excellent way for homeowners to stay mobile, including getting around your property or even the neighborhood.  Business owners also use these versatile carts to transport customers and employees on large properties. Whatever the reason for your interest in buying a new golf cart, there are a few choices you will need to make before settling on a final purchasing decision. 

Gas, Diesel Or Electric?

Many models of golf carts come in both gas or electric powered options, while some of the larger vehicles use diesel. Determining what type of cart to choose will depend upon how you intend to use your cart, the average duration of expected use and your refueling or charging options. A typical electric golf cart can go an average of 30 miles on a full charge, making it perfect for shuttling people around a property that’s only a few acres in size.  However, for those looking for a cart which will be used for longer trips, or in areas where recharging is not feasible, gas or diesel may be a better option. 

Size Will Matter

Golf carts come in a wide variety of sizes, from small one-seat carts to larger utility carts capable of hauling several people at one time. Your smaller carts will have weight maximums of around 800 pounds, where larger carts may boast a load capacity of more than 1,600 pounds. 

New Or Used?

Just like any vehicle, you have the choice of buying new or saving some money by purchasing a used cart. Many used carts are still in excellent condition, but buying new does provide you with the protection of a warranty and the peace of mind which comes from knowing you are not buying a cart that has been used roughly or was poorly maintained. 

Quality golf cart retailers offer a wide variety of golf carts to suit any specifications, and can help you determine the best model to meet your needs.

Posted on behalf of Action Specialty Carts  

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