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A Golf Cart with Cargo Space?

Cargo SpaceA golfer would probably contend that their cart has plenty of storage. They have a place to strap in their clubs and a basket to put their bags. They even have compartments to hold their golf balls and small holes to insert their tees.

But what if you want to store something other than golf equipment? We here at DIY Golf Cart are all about repurposing and customizing golf carts because we know how useful they can be for other types of transportation.

If you’re using a gold cart for hunting, how are you planning on bringing the prize back home? If you’re using a golf cart on a construction job, what would you do if an emergency called for supplies to be delivered across the site? Assuming your cargo isn’t shaped like a golf bag, you’re going to need a little something extra.

Fortunately, adding cargo storage to a golf cart is as easy as any other golf cart modification. You can choose between many different options. Some might spring for a mesh cargo box, mounted on the back portion of the cart. Others might need a storage rack for the top of their cart. Even a simple rear basket might do the trick for those who need to transport smaller tools and supplies.

We hear about new, inventive uses for golf carts all the time. They can get to places where larger automobiles can’t, and they cost a small fraction of the price to operate. But when you need to get more than just yourself from one place to another, it’s time to invest in a little extra cargo space.

Browse the DIY Golf Cart website to build the perfect golf cart for whatever work you need to get done.

 

A Camo Golf Cart Enclosure is Perfect for Hunting Season

Golf Cart for HuntingDIY Golf Cart offers a Universal Deluxe 4-Sided Camouflage Golf Cart Enclosure, and it’s ideal for use on golf carts used on hunting grounds.

When you want to take your golf cart off-road and into the woods, especially during hunting season, you don’t want to stand out– you want to blend in. Nothing’s worse than an animal you’re trying to shoot seeing a bright white golf cart headed its way. However, the camouflage golf cart enclosure DIY Golf Cart sells will help you (and your vehicle) blend in with the woods and nature with its natural colors.

Meanwhile, what do you do when you’re out hunting and it starts to pour rain? If you don’t want to get totally drenched with cold rainwater, having the golf cart enclosure is a godsend, keeping you dry and somewhat warm during a storm. The enclosure is also nice to have when entering areas with standing water/mosquitoes. An enclosure helps keep the bugs off of you.

DIY’s golf cart enclosure can fit over any golf cart with a 60” top or shorter. It’s made of heavy duty vinyl, with double-stitched seams and reinforced edges, so it’s durable. Plus, it has a zippered design allowing you to roll up and down six panels independently– that way, it’s like having a house on wheels with an open PVC “window” as needed.
When you’re not using the cart and it’s in storage, the enclosure doubles as a cover to keep the dust and dirt off the cart’s interior. Or you can store the golf cart enclosure in the free bag that comes with your order from DIY Golf Cart. Every golf cart owner who hunts should own the Universal Deluxe 4-Sided Camouflage Golf Cart Enclosure.

Three Products to Take Your Golf Cart to the Next Level This Summer

Summer is officially in full swing. Whether you use a golf cart to hit the links or you’ve outfitted it for another purpose, there’s no better time of year to navigate the terrain in an open air vehicle, with the sun beaming down and a nice, cool breeze blowing through as you drive.

Wouldn’t this summer also be a great time to outfit your golf cart with a new part or accessory? The great thing about golf carts is that they can be constantly upgraded, whether for style, performance, or just plain fun. Here are three great products that will cover all three bases.

For StyleRealtree Camouflage Steering Wheel Cover

For just a few bucks, you can add a little camouflage flair to your hunting golf cart. This cover isn’t just for looks though. It also repels water and dirt, keeping things clean and keeping you steering straight. It’s just one of multiple great steering wheel covers to choose from.

For PerformanceTuned Exhaust

No matter which brand of golf cart you have—Yamaha, EZGO, or Club Car, we have the tuned exhaust system for you. Most original golf cart exhaust systems are quite restrictive for a variety of reasons. If performance is a priority, however, a tuned exhaust system is one of the best ways to increase the power of your golf cart.

For FunOverhead Golf Audio System With Console

Can you imagine surviving without a radio or CD player in your car? Then why do you settle for not having one in your second most important vehicle? This audio system fits all brands of golf carts, placed just above the driver’s seat. It also features the latest technology, including MP3 compatibility.

Even if these particular products don’t strike your fancy for a summer golf cart upgrade, be sure to check out our website. There are enough possibilities—many of which you’ve never imagined—to take your golf cart experience to the next level.

 

Get Your Golf Cart Ready for Hunting

Golf Cart AccessoriesGolf carts are well known on golf courses, but did you know you can outfit them to go hunting? With hunting season coming up sooner than later, now’s the time to think about buying and installing some golf cart hunting accessories to use your cart for the hunt.

Who really wants to walk for miles in the wilderness? If you do, more power to you. For others, though, it’s a lot more convenient to take a golf cart out into clearings, the woods’ edge, and along trails in order to get to where the hunting is good.

Did you know you can literally camouflage your golf cart? How cool is that? DIY Golf Cart’s website carries everything from camouflage steering wheels to seat covers and even wheels. The ever popular DIY body camouflage system includes removable vinyl sheets to wrap your golf cart. If you want to roll up upon your prey without them realizing you’re in a golf cart, camouflage the whole thing and see what happens!

DIY Golf Cart also sells gun racks made for golf carts. And seeing as you’ll need supplies while hunting, consider a lightweight-yet-hard plastic cargo box for your flip seat cart, or perhaps a basket for the back or roof storage rack. Hey—it beats carrying all the stuff on your back.

Whether you drive a Yamaha, E-Z-GO or Club Car, know that DIY has the golf cart hunting accessories you need, at the lowest prices on the net, to properly prepare your cart for “the hunt.”

What to Look for When Buying a Used Golf Cart

Used golf cartsGolf carts are more versatile than ever. Not only are they used on golf courses (naturally) but also in retirement communities, around vacation spots, and at public, outdoor events. They serve many uses, including transporting people and supplies.
Some people are the type to always buy new, no matter what they purchase, and then there are those who buy used. If you’re thinking of buying a used golf cart, there are certain things to look for, including whether it’s powered by gas—or electric batteries—and what features it offers that match your needs.

If you plan to use your golf cart for short periods of time, electric carts may be the way to go, as they require battery charging after each use. Electric carts are quiet. Gas carts, on the other hand, may be a little noisier, but they can go for longer periods of time, and instead of waiting to charge a battery, all it takes is putting gas in the tank from a pump, and the cart’s ready to continue on its way.

Once you’ve decided on gas or electric, the next thing to notice are a cart’s features—are they in decent shape, to your liking? Some of things to look for include: windshields, a radio, a horn (for use on public roads, especially), headlights, side and rear-view mirrors, and the condition of its seats.

Also take into consideration where/how you’re going to store the golf cart when it’s not in use. Do you have a good space to keep it?

Looking over a used golf cart, look for tires with deep treads and a canopy roof without damage or rust. Inspect the body to find scratches, dents or faded paint. Ask how old the battery is (if it has one). Most batteries last about five years. Also ask the seller if he or she will provide a warranty.

Of course it’s a good idea to take a used golf cart for a test ride of 15 minutes or more.

Should you buy a used golf cart and come to find you need any replacement golf cart parts, DIY Golf Cart’s website is packed with thousands of high-quality replacement golf cart parts that can be bought and shipped to your home quickly and efficiently.

A Golf Cart Snow Plow Can Save You Time – And Cash!

Snow Plows for Golf CartsMany golf cart owners who are looking into modifying and discovering new uses for their vehicles ask of a good place to start. Of course, it depends on your preferences and day-to-day needs. For those who live in a temperate climate that delivers harsh cold winters to counteract the days of perfect golf weather, the commonsense answer is not a flashy one. Easily converting your golf cart into a snowplow may not boost your car’s performance on the golf course, but it can save you tons of time and money at times when golfing is the last thing on your agenda.

Nothing will make your neighbors more jealous than watching you effortlessly clear your home’s driveway of snow as their teeth chatter in the freezing cold. A golf-cart snow plow is not only easier than a tedious shovel, it also spares you the strain on your back—and even more crucially, your heart. If you want to be a real nice guy, you could take a quick spin next door and lend your desperate neighbor a hand.

When shoveling is tedious enough to hire an outside service, a golf cart snowplow can lighten the load and save you the costly expense. Whether you have a large lot at home or you’re the owner of a business, a golf cart snowplow might be a less expensive and more convenient alternative to purchasing a full size one.

Even if you already own a snow blower, they’re not always the most reliable machines, especially if you’re snowed in with an empty canister of gas. It makes more sense to ride, especially if you already have a working golf cart on your hands.

The best part about golf cart snowplow accessories is that they put your golf cart to use when it would otherwise be collecting dust in the back of the garage. If you’re ready to make use of your golf cart year-round with a snowplow attachment, visit DIY Golf Cart and browse our impressive selection today.

Why Your Golf Cart Needs a Sun Top

Sun CapsHave you ever been on a boat ride without any protection from the sun? It can be brutal! Not only do you get sunburned, but you also feel totally drained and tired out from overexposure to the intense light and heat of the sun. The same thing goes for golf carts.

It’s a smart idea to have sun tops for your golf cart for a number of reasons, chief of which is that they serve as protection from the sun’s hot rays. If you’re out on a golf course, sometimes the only break from the sun is the time you’re in your golf cart riding to the next hole, under the cover of a durable sun top.

Too many people today are getting skin cancer, so you need to protect yourself from too much sun. Having a golf cart sun top also comes in handy should it rain while you’re outside. Rather than be caught in a drenching downpour, soaked to the skin, you can seek refuge in your covered cart. Also, it’s nice to have a cart with a roof to avoid falling excretions from birds overhead.

DIY Golf Cart is a company that sells a good variety of golf cart sun tops and sun top supports at reasonable prices. Choose from 80”, Club Car, EZGO, and Yamaha tops and supports, and know that DIY Golf Cart offers online videos to help show you how to install them.

If you have questions about golf cart sun tops and supports, call 855-DIY-GOLF or 855-349-4653.

Gas Golf Carts vs. Electric Golf Carts

11036110_SSummer is here and the golf courses are busy with people who dream of making birdies. Athletes, professional or beginner, are hitting the green to perfect their swing or simply have fun in the warm weather. However, no trip to the course is complete without the proper equipment. Every golfer needs clubs, tees and of course, a golf cart! Golf carts can make all the difference in your golfing experience but not everyone knows there are different types of carts to choose from. Gas and electric are the two main types of golf carts to enhance your golfing experience. Which cart is right for you? We have combined a list of the main differences between gas and electric.

First, understand that gas-fueled carts are very similar to cars – they need gasoline to operate. On the contrary, electric golf carts utilize rechargeable batteries that require charging after use. In this case, gas golf carts will be able to run longer than electric. They can also be used again immediately as opposed to electric where you must wait for a battery to charge.

Since electric golf carts don’t necessitate the regular input of gasoline, there are minimal annual costs. In addition to being cost efficient, they are better for the environment compared to gas golf carts. On the other hand, gas carts are more powerful than their counterpart. They possess a horsepower ranging from 10 to 12 whereas electric carts only have a three to five range.

Lastly, gas carts are noisier than electric and they require far for maintenance than the other option. Just like a vehicle, they require oil changes and other replacements. Also, when gas prices are high, the cost to run your golf cart is high. Similarly, replacement batteries for electric carts can cost an upwards of 600 dollars.

Of course, golf carts can be used for an assortment other reasons, including for professional purposes, property maintenance and many other endeavors. Once you decide on a cart, you can add various accessories to it to make your experience that much more enjoyable. From heaters to stereos, you can build your dream cart with just one click. Browse our site for all of the options available. Happy golfing!

How Businesses Can Benefit From a Golf Cart

Golf CartsA golf cart is a small, lightweight, low-upkeep vehicle.  But on the golf course is not the only place you should find it.  It’s there in the first place because golfers have to get from point A to point B fast and frequently.  It’ll run no more than 30 mph, but do so with elegance and ease.  If the golf cart was an expensive vehicle, then every golf course you go to wouldn’t use them.  They’re awesome, underrated vehicles.

Every model is different, but in general you’re looking at a decent 25 mpg for gas golf carts.  Now, even though a car might get you more mpg, consider the fact that a top-notch golf cart can cost around $4,000, while a top-notch car can run you, well, a lot more.  They are safe and efficient at going up hills.  For your business, they could be the ultimate leisure or necessity.  Do your employees or clients need to cover large on-site distances everyday? The golf cart is the obvious answer.  Chauffeur your clients around.  Make an impression with the golf cart.  It not only shows you care about your clientele, but can make the right economic decisions when it comes to leisure and style.

 Many towns across the country are allowing golf carts to run in the streets.  In Minnesota and Texas, for example, a golf cart is a legal road vehicle, with it’s own section of street laws.  This means in certain areas you might be able to take your golf cart off-site as well.

One thing to consider is if you want a gas golf cart vs. an electric one.  In general, the gas cart is superior.  One gas golf cart can get more mpg than an electric one can get out of a charge, and you’re in this to save money — right? However, a gas cart will produce much more noise than an electric one, which is silent.  Decide what’s more important to you.

Choose a golf cart today.  Buy them used or new, but either way you’ll be impressed with their convenience and efficiency.

If you need help selecting the right parts and accessories for your golf cart, please contact DIY Golf Cart today.

Are People Racing Golf Carts?

racing-flagThese days, browsing the internet can make you feel that if something can be done, it’s probably already happened. Because of an innate “need for speed”, it seems that people are racing just about any type of movable object they can get their hands on, including golf carts.

Some golf cart racing enthusiasts are fixing up and customizing their carts to be able handle speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. That’s much faster than most of our customers need to go, and we obviously don’t encourage people to make unsafe changes to their vehicles. However, it’s interesting to hear about the lengths that drivers go through to “soup up” their golf carts.

To begin getting a golf cart ready for a race track, owners typically stock up on the kinds of things race car drivers use. It’s not uncommon for carts to need bigger, faster, stronger engines (to handle racing), as well as top-of-the-line clutches, tires and suspension systems. Some people even invest in roll bars.

In Florida, there’s even a national golf cart racing association with dozens of race participants and large crowds of spectators cheering them on.

Golf cart racers find that the cost of “tricking out” a golf cart is a cheaper way to do what they love. Cars are more difficult and expensive to “improve” and maintain, while golf carts make racing more affordable and more accessible to many people. The sport is especially popular in the southeastern United States, where the warm weather helps make for good race conditions most months of the year.

If you’ve taken an interest in customizing your golf cart to be faster, flashier, and even safer, visit DIY Golf Carts to check out our wide variety of upgrades and accessories. You may not need to go 90 miles per hour, but you’ll certainly enjoy a little “tricking out” of your own.

 

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