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Here’s Why Wheel Spacers are a Good Idea For Your Golf Cart

Wheel Spacers When you’re out riding the course, you want a golf cart you can rely on to make it through both the back nine and the front nine. And this vehicle has to withstand different slopes, based on the course’s layout and terrain. Put simply, you’ll need a machine that is driven by its own performance and durability. Believe us when we say, one of the secrets is easy: wheel spacers.

A wheel spacer is a small, circular part made up of four bars, and can range between one and three inches. What it does is, of course, in the name: provide a much-needed space between the wheel and the axis. By having the spacers installed, your wheel will fit the cart’s axis more precisely, so you’ll be able to better maneuver your vehicle.

In addition, on the course, that’s a necessity, especially for your suspension. Having a solid grip on your wheels’ suspension is a driving principle of all automobiles, from a golf cart to a semi. It means that your golf cart can more sufficiently absorb shock from the different slopes we mentioned. So whether it’s the rough, the fairway, or even the sand pit, your golf cart will be ready to get over anything more smoothly and efficiently. In other words, suspension is a good thing.

The same goes for the golf cart’s brakes. With wheel spacers in place, your brakes’ usage will be enhanced, solely based on the renewed comfort between the axis and the wheel. Of course, we’re not saying that you’ll need your golf cart to be stopping short on the back nine anytime soon. But I think we can all agree: the harder the brakes, the better.

Put simply, wheel spacers are proven to be a safe, beneficial add-on to your golf cart; something that deserves to be invested in. At least for the sake of your ride.

 

 

Tips For Getting Your Cart Ready For Golf Season

Golf CartsGetting your golf cart ready for golf season after a long winter typically involves checking its battery and doing some other maintenance check-ups.

Most golf cart owners keep their battery connected to a charger over the winter months. A charger automatically monitors the voltage, charging the battery up if it should lose its charge. It’s a smart way to maintain the battery’s charge when the golf cart is not in use over a period of months.

Some golf cart owners remove the battery from the cart and let it sit in their garage without anything attached to it during the winter.

In order to “get back into the swing of things,” before you reattach the battery to get the cart going, you need to make sure the battery is fully charged. Also, consider that batteries need time to literally “warm up.” They’re used to running in warmer temperatures. When the weather outside is very cold, their runtime may decrease.

Springtime is the right time to perform maintenance check-ups on your golf cart. Before golf season starts you or a mechanic should inspect various components of the cart to make sure they’re in good, working condition.

First things first: how are the tires? Do they need more air? Does a flat one need replacing? Next, is the reverse warning buzzer functioning? How do the brakes feel? Is it time for new brake shoes? Are the spark plugs working well? Do bushings need replacing this year? Are there any cracks in the starter belt?

Each Spring it’s a good idea to check your golf cart’s filters to see if they need replacing. You or a mechanic should check the air filter, the fuel filter, and the oil filter. Also, consider when the last time you had the oil changed– it may be due for a change before this golf season starts.

Did you know that DIY Golf Cart ships quality golf cart parts from the manufacturer to your door? If you want to save money by not paying a repair shop up to $95 an hour, DIY Golf Cart also has an online mascot named Bobo who shows you how to “do it yourself” via instructional videos.

 

 

Common Sense Golf Cart Etiquette

Golf CartsGolf carts are a wonderful convenience both on and off the golf course. For most golfers, a cart on the course is a necessity. If you have plans to tee off in the near future, there are a few basics rules of golf cart etiquette so that you and your fellow golfers can enjoy the course.

Golf carts are not the same size as a regular vehicle, which makes them ideal for driving on a golf course. However, even though limited space is needed for maneuvering, you should still be mindful of walking golfers and other carts.

Review the cart rules for the course you plan on playing. Not all country clubs are run the same. For example, you will want to know ahead of time if you can or can’t drive on the fairway.

Drive on designated golf cart paths and keep within 10 yards of water hazards and bunkers.

After a rainy day, the course might be wet and muddy. Steer clear of mud pits along the course as golf carts can easily get stuck in the mud.

Golf carts have a purpose and on your own time in your own territory, joyriding is something you have a right to do. On the course, however, you should respect the purpose of the golf cart.

If you own a golf cart and are in need of repairs or golf cart parts and accessories, contact DIY LLC today. We are experts in golf cart repairs and maintenance.

 

 

Why Flip-Up Windshields Are Ideal for Golf Carts

Flip Up Windshields Could you imagine driving a car without a windshield? Maybe if it was 1899, but the reality of today’s modern society is that people need proper protection when they’re in moving vehicles.

At DIY Golf Cart, we sell American-made windshields for golf carts which all come with the necessary hardware for easy installation. Whether you have an EZGO TXT, Marathon, RXV, Medalist, or ST350 Workhorse golf cart, know this: a flip-up windshield is a vital and excellent thing to have on the cart.

With folding/flip windshields, perhaps the best benefit is its flexibility. If it’s a hot summer day and you want the breeze, flip the window down so you’re not suffocating. If it’s a cold, miserable weather day, the windshield can be flipped up to protect you from the elements. Also, on particularly windy days, when all sorts of objects are hurtling through the air, a flipped up window is going to protect you from getting hit in the face with God knows what.

FYI: most windshields for golf carts are made of either polycarbonate or acrylic. If cost is an issue, go with an acrylic windshield. It’s somewhat scratch resistant and a common material used for golf cart windshields. If, however, you want the kind of windshield that can handle a direct hit from a golf ball and not break, go with a polycarbonate one.

DIY Golf Cart offers folding/flip-style windshields in a clear or tinted form; they’re DOT-approved and certified street legal. Check this link to see what great deals we’ve got on golf cart windshields: http://www.diygolfcart.com/golf-cart-windshield-s/273.htm

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Did you Know You Can Add a Radio to Your Golf Cart?

snippyOne thing about most people is that they always want to know the score of a game. When they’re out on the golf course, they’re playing their own game but wondering how their favorite baseball, basketball or football team is doing. That said, did you know you can add a radio to your golf cart?

Having a radio in your golf cart means you can listen to sport games (and scores), news and talk shows like Rush Limbaugh, and/or music during the time you’re out on the golf course, staying informed and entertained. And even if you don’t use a golf cart to play golf, but, rather, to get around a resort town or festival event, it’s nice to have a radio to help pass the time in a pleasant way.

For under $500,DIY Golf Cart sells a fine roof mount weather resistant stereo radio for golf carts. It includes a high quality AM/FM antenna, as well as a CD player. You can also connect your portable devices directly thru the system’s front AUX input. It’s small enough not to be getting in the way, but big enough to do a good job of playing sound for the people in and near the golf cart. The unit even includes a foam kit to suppress rattling.

Modern day cars and trucks almost always come with factory-installed radios, but not all golf carts do. Should you want to add a radio to your cart, the option is now yours.

Check out the radio for golf carts here: http://www.diygolfcart.com/Roof-Mount-Stereo-Console-White-p/rmt-wht.htm

Preparing Your Golf Cart For Winter

Winterize your Golf CartSome of the best golfing in the world is in places that don’t have to worry about cold, harsh winters. It must be nice, right? For those who live in more temperate regions, the cooling air is a warning that it’s time to prepare for the winter. It may not seem like it needs much protection, but year after year, winter can start to eat away at your golf cart in many ways.

The first element working against you is time. While sitting in storage, any dirt or grime on your golf cart will remain, potentially damaging its exterior. Your first step should be to clean it from top to bottom, inside and out, over and under the hood. Just be careful to use the right type of cleaner in sensitive areas.

Next, you’ll need to winterize the batteries. After cleaning, fill them with distilled water, just a little bit over the plates. Disconnect the batteries from the cart to give them a winter’s rest.

Then, decide where you’ll be storing your golf cart for the winter. You’ll need to keep an eye out for different threats depending on whether it’s inside or outside. Inside, dust can build up, while outside, violent weather and extreme temperatures are the most common culprits. This just means you’ll need more outer protection.

Once the golf cart is in its right place, turn it off, put it in neutral, and engage the tow switch. You’ll also want to disengage the brakes and place heavy blocks in front of the tires to make sure the golf cart doesn’t roll away on you.

Give your golf cart a pat or a kiss on the hood and say goodbye until springtime (actually, it’s a good idea to check on it from time to time). It might be difficult to let go, but you’ll thank yourself when your golf cart and its parts last for a long, long time.

Winter is also a great time to make adjustments and improvements to your golf cart. We’ve got everything you could possibly want or need right here at DIY Golf Cart.

 

The Benefits of Stainless Steel Golf Cart Accessories

Stainless SteelDIY Golf Cart sells many stainless steel accessories for use with golf carts, and the reasons you’d want stainless steel accessories for your golf cart are numerous.

 

Stainless steel gives you the best deal for the lowest price– it’s a durable, low maintenance material that looks good and resists corrosion in both high and low temperatures. Stainless steel is made of iron, chromium, carbon, nickel, molybdenum and small quantities of other metals. The rich content of chromium in stainless steel makes it highly corrosion resistant, and therefore popular for many uses.

 

As a fairly common material, stainless steel is easily cut, welded, formed and fabricated into all sorts of golf cart accessory pieces which end up being solid and strong (but not bulky or too heavy) and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

 

Because stainless steel doesn’t easily corrode or stain, doesn’t require much maintenance, and has a familiar lustre people like, it is used for many applications, from cookware to cutlery, household hardware to major appliances, and, even, golf cart parts and accessories. Should dirt, grime or fingerprints get on stainless steel, you can simply use a damp cloth to clean it.

Available in a variety of surface finishes and easily cleanable, stainless steel accessories for golf carts include kick plates, grille guards, wheel spacers, and front/rear bumpers. DIY Golf Cart offers golf cart owners a plethora of stainless steel items to choose from.

 

Try typing “stainless steel” into DIY Golf Cart’s convenient website search bar, and you’ll discover three pages worth of high quality stainless steel items currently available for your golf cart(s). And if you have any questions, call us at 1-855-349-4653.

Reasons to Own a Golf Cart

Golf CartsWhy own a golf cart? Well, if you are a regular golf player and don’t want to walk the entire 18-hole course, and you’d rather not deal with the hassle of renting/using other’s carts, it’s nice to have your own golf cart for your games.

Golf players can customize their carts with all sorts of “add-ons,” including windshields, ball cleaners, cooler trays and lift kits. Indeed, golf carts are becoming more versatile these days, used not only for golf games, but also for getting people and things around communities and more.

For those in warm weather climates, a golf cart can function as transportation around their community. Older people in retirement communities in places like Arizona and Florida often own a golf cart to go from their house to the community center, pool, park, and, in some cases, the post office and local stores. People in tourist towns also own carts to get around town.

In the wintertime, if your area gets light snow, a golf cart can actually be transformed into a snowplow with the addition of a golf cart snowplow.

Do you live or work on an island, at a resort, amusement park or gated community where the use of motorized vehicles is discouraged or not allowed? Golf carts can replace loud, noisy, polluting cars in many places.

Hunters can utilize an off-road golf cart to transport themselves and their gear to hunting areas– it beats walking and having to carry a whole bunch of stuff on your back. Minor modifications like suspension upgrades can turn a plain cart into one that can take on rougher terrain.

Golf carts are small, quiet and able to go places other vehicles can’t. For golf cart parts, accessories and more, DIY Golf Cart is an online store where you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for.

 

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.

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