What Does a Solenoid Do on a Golf Cart?

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Mar 15, 2018 2:57:52 PM

Every golf cart, regardless of whether it is gas or electric, uses a small but powerful device called a solenoid.

Solenoids are constantly working in your golf cart, and are what allows the electrical current from your battery to provide power to the rest of the vehicle.

Because solenoids are responsible for so much, they are one of the more common parts on a golf cart that will need to be replaced. Let’s take a closer look at what exactly a solenoid is, and why it’s so integral to keeping your golf cart functioning properly.

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Topics: Repairs

How to Repair an E-Z-GO Speed Controller

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Mar 7, 2018 10:08:53 AM

Every EZ-GO golf cart comes equipped with one of two kinds of speed controllers, a precision drive system or a drive control system.

All modern golf carts (Including any cart that is sold by Garrett’s) use the precision drive system or PDS, whereas older carts made before 1994 will use a drive control system.

These devices control the acceleration and overall speed of the golf cart, so when they’re not working properly it’s important to know what to do.

When your golf cart’s speed controller isn’t operating correctly, your cart will show it by running erratically or failing to drive at one constant speed. If your cart starts showing these symptoms, the first thing you should look at is your speed controller.

Here are 5 steps you should follow for a DIY fix to your golf cart's speed controller.

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice, Repairs

Get Ready For the Garrett's Easter Giveaway!

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Mar 2, 2018 9:34:25 AM

Easter is one of our favorite holidays, and we'd like to help everyone celebrate the holiday in style! We are having a limited-edition E-Z-GO Grizzly cooler give away!

Every customer that purchases a golf cart in the month of March will have their name placed inside of a plastic Easter egg, which will then be stored inside the Grizzly cooler.

On Saturday March 24th at 3:15 pm, the manager of each location will draw an egg, and one lucky individual will win the cooler!

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Topics: Life in South Carolina

Spring Is Coming: Is Your Golf Cart Ready?

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Feb 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM

It’s coming, can you feel it? While it’s still technically winter, the temperatures in South Carolina are already warming up. Spring is almost here!

That means it’s almost time to break your golf cart out of storage and get it ready for a joy ride around the neighborhood, or a relaxing 18 holes on the course.

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

What Can Cause Motor Burnout on a Golf Cart?

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Feb 12, 2018 8:30:53 AM

Don't Get Stuck With a Burnt-Out MotorTechnology is great... when it works. That statement is never truer than when you’re driving down the path in your golf cart on the way to pick your kids up from the pool and all of a sudden – nothing. Your golf cart just stops and you can’t get it to start back up again.

When this happens all sorts of things can be running through your mind. Why won’t my golf cart move? How am I supposed to pick up my kids? How am I going to get this cart back home? When things don’t work the way they’re supposed to it can be really stressful.

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Topics: Repairs

Prevent Golf Cart Theft With These 5 Tips

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Feb 8, 2018 12:00:00 AM

While golf carts may not seem an obvious target for theft, you'd be surprised at how often it happens.

To help you avoid the headache, hassle, and costs of hunting down a stolen golf cart, we’ve put together a list of 5 tips you can use to prevent golf cart theft.

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice

Do I Need to Do Anything Special When Cleaning My Golf Cart?

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Jan 26, 2018 4:38:22 PM

Odds are good that you wash your family's vehicles regularly. It's not surprising to see lines at the car wash that back right up into the main road!

People take pride in how shiny and eye catching their freshly cleaned cars are, and we love to see that our customers take the same pride in their golf carts!  

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice

Heading Out on an ATV Adventure? Here's How to Make Things Fun for the Whole Family

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Jan 19, 2018 2:00:00 PM

TOR_Stampede X_Lifestyle_Jagged Mountains CC.jpgDriving an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) can provide the ultimate family-friendly adventure.

Whether it’s on a mountain, through the forest, or right in your own back yard, ATVs can provide a full day’s worth of fun for you and your whole family.

Thinking about taking a spin on your own ATV adventure? Here are some tips on having fun (and keeping safe) for the whole family!

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Topics: ATVs, Safety Tips

4 Ways to Use a Golf Cart That Don't Involve Golfing

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Jan 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

If you asked us what the number one myth about golf carts was? We'd say it's the idea that they're only good for golfing. Maybe it's just that it's already there in the name, but while golf carts are great for getting around the golf course, we've found them useful for many other activities, too!

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Topics: Garrett's Golf Car Advice

Must-Have Hunting Essentials You Never Knew You Needed

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Jan 5, 2018 11:18:45 AM

Now that Christmas is over, you can finally take stock of what hunting equipment you have and what you don’t. Hopefully you got everything you had on your hunting wish list, but we have a few ideas for items that you might not even realize are South Carolina hunting essentials. 

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Topics: ATVs, hunting