Video: How to Install an E-Z-Go ignition switch

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Jan 14, 2019 10:49:00 AM

The ignition switch in an E-Z-GO golf cart is what enables the vehicle to start when you turn the key. If you're having a problem getting your golf cart to start, it's possible you have a bad ignition. Fortunately, it is very easy to install and replace the switch. It is both inexpensive and quick (around ten minutes). There are just four steps: Get the right equipment, prepare the golf cart, remove the console and the existing ignition switch, and lastly, install a new ignition switch and replace console.

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How to Install EZ-GO Shock Absorbers

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Sep 21, 2018 2:57:53 PM

Shock absorbers are an important part on any motorized vehicle, but are especially important if you're planning to go off-roading or need your golf cart to handle quick turns.

Essentially, shock absorbers work alongside the springs in your vehicles suspension system to make sure your cart is able to handle sharp turns and rough terrain without slamming the body of your cart into the ground.

They also keep your drive nice and comfortable by absorbing the impacts from the springs in your golf carts suspension system.

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Video: How to repair your golf cart tires

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Sep 6, 2018 10:22:25 AM

Wear and tear is a regular part of any vehicle ownership, so it's important to know both how and when to replace or repair parts that aren't functioning at full efficiency any longer.

Today, we will specifically look at golf cart tires and how you can repair them on your own! 

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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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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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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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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR ATV WON’T START DURING A COLD SNAP

Posted by Tara Ann Garrett on Dec 14, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Winter is a great time for ATV owners to get out and have fun! Even in South Carolina's mild winter climate, you may find yourself able to do some "dashing through the snow"... and even if you don't, the cool temperatures make it easy to stay out and enjoy the day for longer!

It's not unusual to have trouble getting your All-Terrain Vehicles to start up when the temperature drops below 30 degrees. Since we've already gone through one cold snap here in the Upstate, we thought it'd be a good time to take a look at what to do when your ATV won't start.

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3 Steps to Avoid ATV Breakdowns

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Sep 20, 2017 8:53:07 PM

Textron Off Road's ATV offerings are solid, durable machines that can help out around the farm, handle serious hunting or fishing trips, and take you way off the beaten path for a camping trip.

All this wear and tear could lead your ATV to get a little noisier over time, with the occasional squeak turning into a regular annoyance.

When you start to hear those squeaks, rattles, and unusual growls coming from your machine, don't just shrug it off as another little "quirk". Even an occasional squeak could be the first sign of a potentially serious issue that needs immediate attention. 

Here are the three biggest "red flag" noises to keep in mind when trying to avoid ATV breakdowns.

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Don't Overlook These 3 Golf Cart Maintenance Tasks

Posted by Katherine Faulk on Aug 31, 2017 11:23:00 AM

One of the best reasons to buy a new golf cart (or to pick up a preowned one) is the simple ease of owning them!

Golf carts and ATVs provide an invaluable service to their owners, and they don't ask for much in return — just a little preventative maintenance and the occasional tune-up at our Service Department should keep them going strong for years to come.

Today, we'll look at the most important basic golf cart maintenance tasks you shouldn't overlook.

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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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