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May
9

5 Creative Uses for Golf Carts

Posted in Golf Carts

Golf carts are not just for a day out on the course. These personal transportation vehicles can be used in a variety of ways, making life easier and more convenient. Most golf carts can be easily loaded to go anywhere you travel, making them wonderful for use at home and on the go. Here are five creative uses for your golf cart beyond a few rounds on the course.

  1. Camping. Want an easy way to travel around the campground? Bring along your golf cart so those with bad knees or limited mobility can quickly travel to the showers, water or camp store.
  2. Shooting events. Heading to the sporting clays course? A golf cart can make it easier to travel from each station and give your legs a break.
  3. Beach buggy. Many accommodations at the beach are still a good distance from the beach. Make it quick and easy to get to the beach by bringing along your golf cart for personal transportation.
  4. Neighborhood ride. Upgrade your golf cart with a street legal kit for residential street use. Golf carts can be an economical option for quick trips around the neighborhood.
  5. Special events. If you avoid going to some special events due to the amount of walking required, a golf cart can be a way to enjoy these occasions. Bring your golf cart to destination weddings and other events to give you the option to stay off your feet.

There are many ways to use a golf cart, especially for those who have a disability or mobility issues. These personal transportation vehicles can be a wise investment and improve your quality of life.

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

Jun
23

Be Green with a Street Legal Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Are you striving to make green choices in your life? If you recycle, reuse and try to conserve energy, a street legal golf cart might be just what you need to continue your green efforts. Golf carts can be a great way to run errands near your home or even use on vacation, saving money on fuel while reducing harmful emissions.

Golf carts can be used on most city streets that have a posted speed limit of 35 MPH or less and have been customized for street use. To be street legal, golf carts will need certain safety features such as turn signals, seat belts and other options. Regulations and laws differ depending on where you are using your golf cart so it is important to know what is needed to legally use your golf cart on the roads. 

Benefits of Owning a Street Legal Golf Cart

So why invest in a golf cart for street use? Golf carts that are for street use can usually carry 4-6 people, are available in gas or electric models and are affordable to buy and maintain. They use very little energy and save money on fuel. Some ways you can use these energy-friendly, economical vehicles include:

  • Quick trips around your neighborhood
  • Transportation when vacationing at large resorts or campgrounds
  • Great for retirement communities
  • Use for special events
  • Easy transportation for those with injuries or disabilities

If you are interested in saving energy or just need a convenient way to do short trips around your home, consider investing in a fun street legal golf cart. It is a great way to be green and get where you need to go!

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

Oct
26

Benefits of Owning a Street Legal Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Golf carts are no longer just for the guys wearing bright colored pants on the course. You see them in airports, at amusement parks and at almost any business that has a large amount of property. One other place you are beginning to see more and more of these small utility vehicles is on the street. Street legal golf carts are becoming more popular for quick transportation that is green and cost effective.

Uses of a Street Legal Utility Cart

Street legal golf or utility carts have a few different features than a recreational model. They are equipped with additional safety features like windshields, seat belts and even rear view mirrors. They also must be able to travel the speed limit of a residential area, usually about 35 MPH. Each state and municipality may have different laws on what golf carts must have to be considered street legal.

So what can you use a street legal cart for and what are the benefits? Here are a few reasons people invest in these versatile vehicles.

  • Neighborhood vehicle. If you live in a neighborhood or community that has amenities like a club house, store or pool that are blocks away from your home, a street legal cart is a great way to quickly get around the neighborhood.
  • College campuses. Going from one end of campus to another is quicker and easier with a street legal cart.
  • Green option. Golf carts are very energy efficient and are easy on the environment. They offer a green option for local transportation in areas with low speed limits.

For short trips, street legal golf carts can be a great way to get around. They are economical, easy to park and perfect for those who cannot walk for long distances. Just make sure to check the laws in your area on what features must be included on your cart to make it street legal.

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

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

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