What Are the Most Common Problems With Electric Golf Carts?

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Aug 17, 2017 1:48:33 PM

If you're the type to keep the environment in mind or you're interested in saving on fuel costs, an electric golf cart may be the solution to your golf cart needs!

They generally run more quietly than gasoline-powered golf carts and ATVs do, and keeping them moving is as simple as keeping up with preventative maintenance and maintaining a full charge.

However, electric golf carts do have their share of unique concerns and potential issues that you'll want to keep an eye out for. Most of these problems can be prevented with regular tune-ups and following our storage guidelines during the winter.

Today, we'll look at the most common problems with electric golf carts, and how you can prevent or repair them.

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Topics: Repairs

Dreaming ABout a Weekend Getaway in the Mountains?

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Aug 10, 2017 12:13:35 PM

It's Back to School time for us, which means our day-to-day is even busier than usual, with a mix of buying school supplies, planning out the change in schedule, plus our three Go With Garrett's Golf Cars and Specialty Vehicles locations.

It's just the middle of August and we're thinking we could use a vacation! 

If you've been thinking about a weekend getaway in the mountains to recover from all that summer fun coming to an end, we are totally right there with you. 

Here are three of our top picks for a long weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Topics: Life in South Carolina

Should I Finance a Golf Cart Purchase?

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Aug 1, 2017 8:11:52 PM

Whether you're interested in purchasing a brand new golf cart right off the line or you're looking at preowned golf carts, you may be wondering about how to pay the total cost upfront. The truth is, you don't have to — golf cart financing is available at Go With Garrett's Golf Cars and Specialty Vehicles!

Wondering about how financing a golf cart purchase works, and whether it's the right choice for you?

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Topics: Advice on Buying

Golf Course Etiquette 101

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Jul 26, 2017 1:08:06 PM

When you head out for a day of golf (or just a morning, to make sure you're back before the heat of the day), you may choose to use the golf carts provided by the course you're visiting — or maybe you like to bring your own customized golf cart!

Whichever you choose, it's important to know basic golf cart etiquette to ensure you're kind to the course, kind to other golfers, and kind to your cart. Check out our six rules of etiquette below.

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice, Life in South Carolina

3 Essentials Golf Cart Customizations For Summer

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Jul 19, 2017 2:49:30 PM

While the summer heat is driving us all indoors to enjoy some cool, refreshing A/C, it doesn't have to ruin your golf game — or keep you from enjoying your golf cart or ATV however you see fit!

Rather than put your golf cart into storage until cooler days prevail, why not pick up a few perfect-for-summer customizations that can help you enjoy your E-Z-Go, Textron Off Road, or Cushman golf cart all year round?

We've put together a short list of our favorite golf cart customizations designed to keep you cool when the thermostat climbs.

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Topics: Customization

Should I Install a New Golf Cart Windshield?

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Jul 12, 2017 11:21:45 AM

Even when a golf cart or ATV comes equipped with a windshield at purchase, it may not be the right windshield for the work you have planned. 

Installing a new golf cart windshield is sometimes necessary to keep your golf cart street-legal. But even drivers who primarily use their golf carts or ATVS off-road may wonder if they should have a windshield installed — and DIY types might want to do the installation themselves.

How can you know if installing a windshield on a golf cart is the right choice for you?

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Topics: Customization

3 Ways Golf Carts Are Good For Business in South Carolina

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Jul 6, 2017 2:56:32 PM

U.S. News recently reported on the growth in golf cart sales in South Carolina, particularly in the Upstate. Overall, golf cart sales for 2016 were nearly double that of 2015, and things are looking bright for 2017, too!

With large companies continuing to move into our beautiful state and many new residents coming to retire, start a family, or search for their ideal career, there are lots of opportunities for starting a new business or finding your perfect job here in S.C.

One thing that business owners and corporations are finding to be an essential purchase is golf carts! A golf cart can play an integral role in a large business's operations. Here's why golf carts are good for business:

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice, Life in South Carolina, South Carolina Business

4 South Carolina Summer Heat Safety Tips You Need to Know

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Jun 28, 2017 10:06:00 AM

No matter what you use your golf cart or ATV for — huntingfishing, working on the farm, heading to and from the community pool or neighborhood park, shopping the Farmer's Market, or tooling across the sand near the coast — you're bound to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer!

Our home state may be beautiful, but the South Carolina summer heat (and humidity) can lead to serious injury or worse if you don't follow basic safety precautions.

Today, we'll look at four important ways to stay safe throughout the hot summer, no matter where in South Carolina your golf cart or ATV takes you!

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Topics: Customization, Life in South Carolina

Do Your Golf Cart's Tires Need To Be Replaced?

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Jun 21, 2017 11:27:18 AM

When you realize that your tire has a serious air leak or your tread is wearing down, you take your car in for tire replacement, right? Driving on thinning or older tires can be unsafe and lead to serious safety risks.

The same is true of golf cart tires.

While you're not likely to go spinning off the road into a ditch as a result of worn-out golf cart tires, that doesn't mean you should ignore the problem.

Basic maintenance like tire replacement, battery upkeep, and making sure you bring your cart in for a tuneup now and again can help keep you and your family safe — whether you're out on the golf course or just cruising around the neighborhood.

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice

4 Tips to Improve Your Summer Golf Game

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Jun 15, 2017 11:37:12 AM

Summer fun isn't just for kids. While South Carolina's high temps may have you seeking cooler spaces in the afternoon, early morning is perfect for a round or two of golf before the sun really starts heating things up.

Today, we'll take a quick look at four tips to improve your summer golf game, whether you're visiting one of the Upstate's beautiful golf courses, you're playing a round or two near Columbia, or you're golfing near Charleston's ocean views.

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice, Life in South Carolina