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10,000 E-Z-Go and Yamaha Golf Carts Get Recalled

Safety Recall June has not been a very good month for either E-Z-Go or Yamaha.

There have been two different recalls on golf carts and personal transportation vehicles. The safety issues involved has made it so that more than 10,000 of these are being recalled.

According to WPTV in West Palm Beach, E-Z-Go is recalling 8,200 golf shuttle and utility vehicles.

There have been issues with the gas tanks leaking which could pose as a fire hazard. These vehicles were sold nationwide from January to May. If you have one of these vehicles you should immediately contact your E-Z-Go dealer for a free repair.

While this is going on, Yamaha has also had about 2,000 golf carts and PTV’s recalled. Users have been facing possible injury or even death because the front wheel hubs have been cracking and causing the front wheels to detach.

This recall is for 2015 and one of the 2016 model golf carts and vehicles sold from April to June.  They should also contact their Yamaha dealer for a free repair. Thankfully no injuries have been recorded as a result of these two recalls.

Both of the websites for these two companies have information on the recall and what you can do in order to make sure your personal transportation vehicles are in working order.

Sometimes you just want to fix your golf cart or personal transportation vehicle yourself! If you are looking for part for your personal transportation vehicle, DIY Golf Cart is the answer!

Get Prepared for Hunting Season

Golf Cart AccessoriesWhen hunting season comes back around, you want to make sure you’re fully prepared so that you don’t miss out on any precious time. Though for many of you this is a routine hobby, there are several big and small things that might be easily forgotten. There are many things you need to remember when doing any type of hunting, and a few things that are specific to the type of animal you are looking for.

Hunting Reminders:

  • Make sure your firearms are not illegally loaded while traveling to your destination
  • Make sure your license is valid and on you at all times
  • The night before your hunting excursion, remember to wash with all with non-scented items such as: shampoos, conditioners, body washes, soaps, or lotions – animals can easily sense human smells
  • Make sure you are able to set up your tree stand as well as getting into it safely and sturdily (if you use one, you may want to practice this prior to your hunt)

What to Bring:

  • Tic repellant
  • Thick boots that will protect your feet against all elements
  • Guns, spears, or arrows with all of the proper supplies
  • Knife
  • Hunting cart
  • Camera – if you want to catch a picture of you and your prize!


DIY GOLFCART is a company that specializes in do-it-yourself work and supplies for most small carts. They offer a variety of supplies to build, fix, or mend your cart such as: color tops, windshields, heaters, seatbelts, bumpers, and more. Specifically for hunting, DIY GOLFCART offers a variety of accessories and supplies will help to spruce up your hobby. From gun racks and storage baskets, to driving accessories that come in a camouflage pattern, so that you, along with your cart, will blend in with nature, DIY GOLFCART has it all!

Products to Add to Your Cart to Make Golfing More Enjoyable

Golf Cart Accessories DIY Golf Cart sells a good variety of golf cart accessories, including locking glove boxes, golf cart coolers and mounts, and ball and club washers.

Most golf carts are pretty basic, so it’s nice to add on some additional features. Having a locking glove box, for instance, is a smart idea because you can then put your wallet, phone and other valuables in the locked box when you’re not at your cart. Rather than worrying about having valuables exposed to whomever could steal them, storing them in a locked glove box makes sense and gives peace-of-mind. Plus, a glove box can also be used to store gloves, paperwork, pencils, bug spray, suntan lotion, tissues and other things you’d like to bring with you while using your golf cart.

When you’re out “on the land” away from the bar, snack shack or club restaurant, wouldn’t it be nice to have a nice cold beverage? DIY Golf Cart offers golf cart coolers and mounting brackets so you can having your own “mini fridge” away from your homebase. A six-pack of beer, some bottles of wine, cans of soda pop, and/or finger foods will stay nice and cold inside your golf cart cooler. Truth is, if it’s a hot day outside, nothing beats a cool drink, for sure!

Finally, consider adding ball and club washers to your golf cart, as you never know where you’ll be when your balls or clubs get so dirty that you can’t even use them. Sand, dirt, rain and other things can easily interfere with your golf game. How convenient would it be to have your own ball/club washer with you on your golf cart? Don’t get stuck on the course with a muddy club. DIY’s ball and club washers are state of the art and designed to take care of any sticky situation.

Browse DIY Golf Cart’s website to see many handy golf cart accessories available to you.

Golf Carts can be a Major Asset to Communities

Golf CartsAt DIY Golf Cart, it’s safe to say we love golf carts. In fact, we might be borderline obsessed, but that’s OK: we’re in the golf cart business. And what a great business it is to be in.

As we’ve mentioned before, golf carts aren’t just for golf. They’re seen all over – in small communities, at the beach, on the farm and in industrial and commercial environments.  Increasingly, golf carts as a means of transportation is a growing trend throughout the country.

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina for example, a husband-wife couple came up with an innovative idea. An idea with golf carts at the center of it all. Reid and Kirsten Hensley idea was to start a golf cart shuttle business for the small downtown of Winston-Salem.

Inspired by cities like Nashville and Denver that have similar operations, the couple took their idea to a city council member. The idea, which is a pretty simple, was to pick up and drop off passengers throughout the downtown area. Following all standard traffic laws, this transportation would not only help decongest the downtown area of cars, it would also provide a unique experience for visitors and natives alike. What makes this idea really great, especially for the passengers, is that it would be FREE. The Hensley’s planned to make money on selling advertising spots on the carts.

Starting small, Reid and Kirsten would start with one golf cart and see how things go from there. And while there are definitely safety concerns to consider, Kirsten Hensley said they would deal with people the same way bartenders might – refusing service to people who have had too much to drink or who act too rowdy.

As you can see, golf carts aren’t just for the golf course. Do you have an example of other towns or cities that use golf carts for “non-traditional” uses? Share them with us in the comments below!


Tips for Cleaning Your Own Golf Cart

Cleaning Your Golf Cart The upkeep of your golf cart is an extremely important part of your golf game. Generally, golf courses have a dress code (not too dressy, but presentable, dressy-casual, and classy.) So, your golf cart needs to also fit the bill. Or, if you’re using your golf cart to get to one place to another in your community, you want it to look presentable to the public. Rolling around in a golf cart that is dirty, messy, and disheveled will create an unwanted look for you. Keeping your golf cart in tip-top shape is essential to preserve its appearance and to prolong the life of its machinery.

Cleaning a golf cart is very similar to cleaning a car; all you really need is soap and water, and a sponge, of course. But, since golf carts are typically much smaller and more open (no doors), the care you have to take increases when washing a golf cart versus a car. Just like a car, golf carts are usually covered in a clear finishing paint or covering. Bleach and ammonia mixtures can be just as harmful to this coating on the golf cart as they are on any other vehicle. Also, abrasive sponges can be damaging to the smooth surface of your golf cart. Using a rough, abrasive sponge or cloth can easily lead to many scratches all over the surface of your vehicle.

DIY Golf Cart is a company that offers cleaning supplies, accessories, and parts to cleanse and/or fix your golf cart all by yourself. This company sells an enormous amount of diverse parts to either add onto or help fix your golf cart to greatly benefit your use of it. From basic parts such as windshields, tires, mirrors, and horns to more specific parts such as tune up kits, golf accessories, and golf cart seat belts, this company has it all!

Golf Carts Can Be a Major Asset to Communities

Golf CartsHillyard, Washington is a neighborhood in Spokane, Washington, which grew up with the rise of the railroad industry as it was a place where Great Northern manufactured, repaired, and refurbished locomotives. Today, however, there’s a new form of transportation that’s gaining traction in town: getting around in golf carts!

Why pay for the upkeep of a car or truck when you just want to go to a nearby post office or grocery store and you can use your convenient, money-saving golf cart? Indeed, Hillyard residents have taken to golf carting around town like white on rice. Cart owners have noted that they’re saving hundreds of dollars on gas each month.

For older residents with health problems, utilizing a golf cart beats having to walk places. Younger area residents find them to be a cool way to make a short commute to and from work.

Of course there are rules and in order for a golf cart to be street legal in Hillyard, it needs a permit (which costs $50), as well as reflectors, a rear view mirror, and a seat belt. Hillyard also asks cart owners to insure their carts.

Besides Hillyard, there are many cities, towns and villages where people use golf carts as an alternative to walking, biking and/or driving a gas guzzling car or truck. Golf carts are especially popular in resort towns.

For those of you who have already decided to use a golf cart as a car alternative, know that DIY Golf Cart provides its customers with high quality golf cart parts and accessories at extremely low prices. Specializing in parts for EZGO, Club Car, and Yamaha, as well as accessories for gas or electric models, DIY Golf Cart is typically able to ship products out within 24 hours and believes in providing top-notch customer service.

Safety Precautions to Keep in Mind When Operating a Golf Cart

Safety Whenever you’re operating a vehicle, regardless of how small it is there are always rules and procedures one must follow in order to ensure proper safety for all those involved.  Furthermore, in cases such as driving a golf cart, there are also rules and procedures of operation specific to the certain golf course you’re playing on as well.  Here are some good tips to follow in order to make sure you cause no harm to yourself or anyone around you.

First of all, always make sure that you drive responsibly.  Act as if you’re riding on a rollercoaster at a theme park, keeping your hands and feet inside the cart at all times.  If your golf cart comes equipped with seatbelts, it is in your best interest to put them on as well.  You should only carry passengers that you have seats for in a golf cart, you shouldn’t try to squeeze extra passengers in as this may put them in danger of getting injured.

As with any other vehicle, never drive while you are intoxicated.  It may just be a small golf cart, but the use of it under the influence of alcohol can still severely injure someone if an accident is caused.  Don’t allow for any distraction while driving either.  Make sure that your eyes are on the course and its surroundings, not your phone or the person you’re talking with next to you.

Golf carts are different than regular vehicles when it comes to inclement weather.  They can be prone to lightning strikes, especially with bags of metal clubs attached to the back of them.  Be sure to cover up your clubs as much as you can and if the weather becomes too severe where you might think there is an extreme risk of danger, don’t be afraid to pack it up and take a rain check.  Lastly, never leave your keys in the golf cart and make sure when you stop that the parking brake is on.  There is nothing worse than a runaway cart with no one to stop it.


Should I Walk or Ride When I go Golfing?

Golf CartsRemember when you were younger? It seemed like you had seemingly boundless energy. You took the stairs instead of the elevator. You didn’t mind walking to the local store or park. And it was easy to participate in sports.

Men and women of a certain age will tell you that it’s nicer to take the golf cart around a golf course instead of walking it. And why not? Golf carts make the game of golf easier and more enjoyable no matter what the age, as they’re fun to drive, they help carry the equipment, and, if it rains, they get you to shelter quickly or serve as small shelters in a storm.

Golf carts have pretty much taken over the golf courses of the world in recent times and very people actually walk the course instead. If you were to choose to walk a typical 18-hole golf course, you’d burn about 1,500 calories– so you’d essentially walk off a meal. That’s not bad, but keep in mind that swinging golf clubs is also a good way to get exercise on the golf course, so that can “count” for your “exercise for the day,” rather than walking all 18 holes.

Is walking a golf course the healthier choice? Sure. But let’s be realistic. Golf carts are cool, convenient, a place to chat with others on the course, and get you out of the direct sun when needed. They’re a true asset to golfing.

DIY Golf Cart sells high quality golf cart parts and accessories at extremely low prices. Specializing in parts for EZGO, Club Car, and Yamaha, as well as accessories for gas or electric models, DIY Golf Cart’s online store can conveniently supply you with what you need for your golf cart.

Golf Carts – They’re Not Just for Golf

Golf Cart AccessoriesSure the game of golf originated the awkward, slow and boring vehicle that looks like it has a folding table for a roof but that doesn’t mean you can only use golf carts for golf. It’s actually quite the opposite nowadays with many people using golf carts for alternate mods of short distance travel.

With gas prices being as expensive they are and cities as congested as they are why pay a ton of money to waste gas while your car sits idly in traffic? Obviously a golf cart has no place on the Highway but around town in tight urban environment, many people are opting for this form of transportation.  The government in many cases has incentives for purchasing an Electric Vehicle which most golf carts are.

Golf carts now a days are nothing like the ones of 10 or 20 years ago. As battery technology has improved so has the golf cart’s performance. Newer golf carts charge quicker, are safer, have better performance, and a longer mileage range.

Another use for golf carts are in a larger commercial environment. Many manufacturing facilities have extremely large or multiple buildings which can take several minutes to traverse. In case of plant/manufacturing emergencies any time lost is valuable time. Many of the facilities will also have tours from time to time for investors or chiefs of staff. What better way to shuttle around your newly anointed hardhat wearing folks than in a convenient and practical golf cart.

Another industry that is starting to utilize golf carts is the farming industry. Running four wheelers, tractors, and pickup trucks all the time can get quite costly when you factor in fuel costs and insurance. It’s fairly easy and inexpensive to turn a golf cart into reliable farm transport. There are brush guards, lift kits and knobby tires that can equip your cart.

DIY Golf Cart LLC realizes all the different possible uses of these versatile little electric vehicles so we offer a wide array of parts and upgrades so that you can customize your cart to meet you individual needs.

Why It’s Important to Keep Your Golf Clubs Clean

Clean Golf ClubsKeeping your golf clubs clean is a vital element to maintaining not only your swing, but also your clubs themselves. Dirty or soiled clubs can lead to a poor contact with the ball or excessive wear of your clubs, which can lead to you needing to replace them sooner. Here are some simple methods to make sure you’re playing at peak performance.

Simple and easy

One of the oldest and simplest means of keeping your club clean uses “tools” you already have in your bag – tees. Between holes, take the tip of your tee and use it to run through the grooves on the club head and remove excess dirt and mud. This method, as HaloGolf notes in its blog, isn’t a thorough method, but is a good option to keep clean on the course.

Deep cleaning

For a more thorough clean, you’ll need a few extra tools and a bit of elbow grease. To start, you’ll need a wire club brush, some soapy water (using a light dish soap or hand soap, no bleaches or heavy soaps), a towel and some rags. Golfsmith recommends you start by using the brush to scrub the heads of your woods and irons, soaking the clubs, if necessary, to soften up really caked on dirt. Then, using rags, scrub down the clubs, using a clean towel to dry each club to prevent rust. Last, dampen another rag to wipe down the grips on all your clubs, using a tee to help dig out any deeply embedded dirt that may be stuck on. Dry the grips after to prevent the moisture from causing issues with loosening or degrading the quality of your grips.

On the course

Many manufacturers also now offer cart-mounted options for cleaning your balls and clubs on the course. These all-in-one units contain brushes to scrub your clubs with a water reservoir to help loosen dirt and grime as well. DIY stocks a wide variety of these ball and club washers to help you keep your shots clean.



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