Onward™: Bringing Family Together

Administrator : June 21, 2017 10:33 am : Golf

Club Car is providing a fresh, new perspective for fun! Onward™ is bridging the gap between families. 

Stop by our showroom and discover how a PTV can benefit your family!

A Vehicle for the Whole Family

Onward™ comes with customization opportunities like you’ve never experienced before! You can choose from custom specifications online or in our showroom. Make it yours with the personal touch of your family, a favorite color, and various new accessories. 

Every day, people are making decisions that affect their golf cart and its lifespan. That’s why we are a proud carrier of Club Car. Club Car® consistently provides expertly engineered vehicles for the whole family. Gator Golf Cars is proud to carry these brilliantly manufactured vehicles built with you in mind. 

Onward™, in particular,  exemplifies Gator Golf Cars and Club Car® values. These cars have adapted to fit a modern need that’s been ignored by other companies. Superior comfort can be found within plush seats, flexible suspension systems and motion control components. 

Experience a smooth, confident ride from Onward™ six models:

  • Four-Passenger Lifted Gas and Electric
  • Four-Passenger Gas and Electric
  • Two-Passenger Gas and Electric

Gator Golf Cars is here to help you make the best, most informed decision for you, your family, and your community. If you’re thinking of purchasing a golf cart, one of the decisions you will have to make is whether or not you’d like your cart to be Gas or Electric. There are pros and cons to each so Gator Golf Cars is giving you the ins and outs so you can make an informed, efficient decision. 

Gas Golf Carts

Pros

Gas powered carts simply go faster, they are easy to refill, and can carry heavy loads. It’s fast in speed and long distances. These fast speeds can allow some gas powered carts the ability to drive on roads where Low Speed Vehicles are welcome. Gas powered carts are easily changed and customized. More features and accessories can be added to these carts making it desirable for the golf cart rider that truly wants a one of a kind ride.

Cons

As great as gas powered carts are, they don’t come with a few cons as well. The fuel and emissions needed to power a gas cart makes it harmful to the environment. It’s also quite loud, so not ideal in neighborhoods where this would bother the community. They also require more maintenance than their electric counterparts.

Electric Golf Carts

Pros

Electric golf carts are environmentally friendly, release no emissions, and are much quieter than gas powered carts. Electric golf carts are also cheaper than most gas carts as they are much more standardized. As a result of their ease, electric carts also cost much less to maintain.

Cons

The major con of electric carts is in their battery. While useful and efficient, you have a cart that’s run out of power, you will need to be towed to your destination. Battery charging takes significantly longer than filling up a tank, thus creating a longer period in between use.

Making the Decision in Southwest Florida

No matter what cart you choose, Gator Golf Cars is here to help. Contact us today to discuss your needs and your options. Regardless of the Gas or Electric cars, our team provides the maintenance and annual checks each cart needs:

  • Pressure wash car and undercarriage
  • Battery Check
  • Break Inspection
  • Tire pressure adjustments
  • Oil level check
  • Steering
  • Suspension lubrication and inspection
  • Top up water levels in batteries

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Preparing Your Cart for the Summer

Administrator : May 16, 2017 11:09 am : Electric Golf Carts, Gas Golf Carts, Golf Cart

While most of the country is soaking up the spring air and relishing in warmer weather, southwest Florida has hopped over spring and jumped right into summer. It’s only May but temperatures are heating up, seasonal residents are heading home, and eager students are looking forward to their summer vacation. 

As temperatures climb, more residents are focusing on the outdoors and summer plans. For many, this includes their favorite golf course! Others are saying goodbye to southwest Florida for a while and are focusing on tying up loose ends. Whatever your summer holds, it means a few things for your golf cart. 

Prepare your cart for the summer and bypass the worries of consistent maintenance or risk of malfunction. A few well-timed practices will ensure a long and happy summer. 

Care and Maintenance Fit for the Long Run

Just like you would service your everyday vehicle, your golf cart also needs monthly and annual check-ups. No matter what cart you have, stay current and safe with these regular check -ups:

  • Pressure wash car and undercarriage
  • Battery Check
  • Break Inspection
  • Tire pressure adjustments
  • Oil level check
  • Steering check
  • Suspension Lubrication and Inspection
  • Inspect and fill water levels in batteries if needed

You can even accessorize your cart to make it a comfortable ride. Our vehicles say a lot about us; what we do, what we like, and how we want to present ourselves to the world. Golf carts have most of the accessory options that you would expect for any vehicle. Create a car that reflects the Florida lifestyle, including sun visors, plush seat cushions, and much more. Club Car® Onward™, in particular, comes with a host of design and features to choose from. Browse through these design opportunities and cruise in style!

Take It to the Streets! 

Golf carts are one of the most common forms of transportation in communities and neighborhoods. Some communities and cities even allow golf carts to be driven on the road. However, for your cart to qualify there are some street-legal requirements that must be met in Florida.

  • Head Lamps/Stop Lamps
  • Turn Signal Lamps
  • Tail Lamps
  • Reflex Reflectors
  • Parking Brakes
  • Rearview Mirrors
  • Windshields
  • Seat Belts
  • Vehicle Identification numbers

Street legal carts are the ideal method of transportation in gated communities, close-knit neighborhoods, and even some smaller towns! Before you hit the road, ensure that your cart adheres to all safety requirements and brush up on your local road rules. 

Safety First

The most important thing to remember concerning your cart this summer is to stay safe! Golf cart safety is imperative to the well-being of you and those around you. Remember to follow these safety tips:

  • Always drive responsibly with arms and legs within the vehicle and seat belts fastened.
  • Only carry passengers that you have seats for.
  • Never drive recklessly. Obey vehicle traffic laws and the rules of the road.
  • Never drive intoxicated or under the influence of any drug or narcotic.
  • Use hand signals to indicate upcoming turns in tandem with your turn signals.
  • Avoid excessive speeds, sudden starts and stops, and avoid sharp turns at fast speeds.
  • Avoid driving in inclement weather.

Speaking of inclement weather, watch out for those lightning storms. Living in Florida, we are accustomed to intense storms and the lightning surge that comes with summer. If you get caught in a storm while on the golf course it’s important to know what to do. Flash storms strike quickly in our state, which is why it’s important to know the right steps to golf cart safety during a lightning storm.

Black, Gold, and Great All Over 

Gator Golf Cars is a Certified Black and Gold Award Club Car Dealer and we have been honored three years in a row. This extreme honor is given to a select number of Club Car dealers specifically because of their high level of customer satisfaction. That’s right, our reputation is all about how we treat you—our valued customer!

Enjoy the summer and time spent in your golf cart. Always drive responsibly and give us a call for your maintenance, service, parts and accessory needs! 

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Deciding If a PTV Is Right for You

Administrator : April 18, 2017 12:39 pm : Electric Golf Carts, Gas Golf Carts, Golf Cart, Southwest Florida

Deciding If a PTV Is Right for You

Spring is here and summer is not far behind it. Expand your horizons and invest in a new way to cruise the course and your neighborhood. Golf Carts are no longer limited to the golf course. Today, many families, communities, and tight-knit neighborhoods are choosing to cruise the streets with golf carts. Easy, fun, and environmentally-friendly, it’s easy to see why golf carts are becoming the #1 choice for safe streets. Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV) are built with you in mind. These vehicles, made for personal use, come in gas-powered or electric and travel at safe maximum speeds of 20 mph.

Before committing to a PTV it is imperative that you check with your neighborhood or community laws beforehand. PTV’s are not classified as motor vehicles and are regulated by state and/or local governments.

Design, Details, Color–Oh My!

Gator Golf Cars and Club Car® is helping you put the “Personal” in Personal Transportation Vehicle (PTV). Just because it’s a little smaller than your usual vehicle, doesn’t mean that it can’t be personalized.

Our vehicles say a lot about us; what we do, what we like, and how we want to present ourselves to the world. Golf carts are no different. What many people don’t realize is that there are dozens of style opportunities for golf carts. Club Car® ‘s Onward™, in particular, comes with a host of design and features to choose from.

So, sit back, relax, and make every ride one to love!

Accessories Galore

There is freedom in choice, but there’s also a little bit of anxiety. What will be right for you and your family? What is the best color to choose? The best features?

Daunting as it may be, each choice should be approached with the same creativity and excitement of any vehicle.

Gator Golf Cars has identified some key areas to focus on to style and design a custom cart. Let’s get started!

Best Seat in the House

The seat is the first thing many people choose to upgrade. After all, you’re sitting the entire time you operate you cart, why not be comfortable! Club Car® offers seat cushions in solid or two-tone colors. These plush seats are design for maximum comfort.

Enjoy the best seat in the house!

Color Me Happy

Add a splash of your favorite color and really make your Onwards™ part of the family. Choose from five strong colors with a sixth to come in Fall 2017! Each color is available in Club Car® ‘s famous metal flake paint and applied with precision. Long-lasting, durable looks fit everyone’s style.

Spread Out with Space

The most common complaint that we hear about golf carts is, “But they’re too small!”

Not with Club Car® accessories they’re not! Make the most of your space with custom storage options including cup holders, overhead storah, and a lockable trunk.

Enhanced Experience

Club Car® ‘s Onward™ delivers an enhanced experience with a 360 degree perspective. From entertainment option to safety features, Onwards™ has alternatives that tackle everything.

Cruise the couse with the best wireless sound system that golf carts have to offer, make the most of your work with a trailer hitch receiver, and make the ride a little safer with adjustable side mirrors.

Every feature enhances every ride.

One Smooth Ride

To be the best you need to roll with the best. Club Car® offers Kenda™ Kraken and Loadstar tires for one smooth ride. Select from two unique styles in three special sizes. Top off your ride with a unique sun-shielding canopy, noise-softening windshield, and rain deflecting fender flares to make each journey enjoyable.

A PTV Committed to Excellence

Club Car® continuously provides superbly engineered products. Gator Golf Cars is proud to carry brilliantly built vehicles with you in mind. Club Car® has a commitment to excellence that’s rarely seen today. They design with three things in mind; safety, comfort, and quality.

Onward™ exemplifies Club Car® values. These cars have adapted to fit a modern need. Dynamic Stability & Predictable Handling minimizes wheelbase movement for a smoother, more confident ride and easy turns. Superior comfort can be found within plush seats, flexible suspension systems and motion control components. Club Car® is also committed to environmental excellence with UV-tested components.

If you would like to know more about how golf carts can enhance your Florida experience, come talk to our friendly staff at our Gator Golf Showroom. We’ll be happy to discuss your golf cart future and any concerns you may have. Contact Us directly from our website!

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Summer Golf Cart Safety Tips

Administrator : March 15, 2017 3:58 pm : Golf Cart, Golf Cart Safety

Summer Golf Cart Safety Tips

Spring may have just sprung but it’s feeling more like summer! Summer in southwest Florida is a time to thrive! Get those golf carts ready and make the most of your golf experience. However, fun should never outweigh safety.  

According to the National Golf Foundation, there are 1,050 courses in Florida and every year there are over 13,000 golf cart-related accidents that require emergency room visits. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission found that 40% of those golf cart accidents involve children under the age of 16. 

Summer is a time to enjoy beautiful southwest Florida but your safety should never be compromised. Before you hop on your cart and cruise the course, brush up on these safety tips that may save your life.

Golf Cart Safety Tips

  • Always drive responsibly; arms and legs should always remain in the vehicle and seat belts fastened.
  • Only carry passengers for the amount of seating that you have, never squeeze in passengers. 
  • Never drive recklessly or joy ride. 
  • Never drive intoxicated or under the influence.
  • Avoid distractions while operating your golf cart like texting, or reading while driving, reaching for objects, applying makeup or eating.
  • Never allow anyone to stand in the vehicle or on the platform located in the back of the vehicle and never put the vehicle in motion until all passengers are safely inside the vehicle and buckled in.
  • Always use hand signals to indicate upcoming turns as well as your turn signals. Turn signals may be small or go unnoticed by vehicles behind you.
  • Always check your blind spots!
  • Avoid sudden stops and starts, fast speeds, and turning violently. 
  • Adapt and reduce peed depending on the driving conditions and environment. Always slow down on inclines and declines, blind corners, and yield to pedestrians.
  • Do not leave keys in golf cart while unattended and always make sure to set the parking brake.
  • Use extreme caution in inclement weather. Golf carts are prone to lightning strikes. 

Safety in Southwest Florida

Get up and move! There’s no place like southwest Florida. Sunny days and gulf breezes make Naples, Fort Myers, and Estero the place to ride!

If you would like to know more about how golf carts can enhance your Florida experience, come talk to our friendly staff at our Gator Golf Showroom. We’ll be happy to discuss your golf cart future and any concerns you may have. Contact Us directly from our website!

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Live Onward™ with Club Car®

Administrator : February 15, 2017 12:12 pm : Golf

Live Onward™ with Club Car®Club Car® is synonymous with golf cart. A smooth ride, satisfaction guaranteed, and quality mechanics make Club Car® the choice for personal and professional rides. 

Founded with you in mind, Club Car® isn’t done putting their mark on the world of electric and gas-powered carts. Recently, Club Car® has announced a brand new line of carts that are fun for everyone.

Onward™ is a brand new line of personal transportation that’s gliding you from point A to point B.

“What’s the big deal?”

What sets Onward™ apart from other Club Car® golf cart alternatives is new features, new standards, and a whole new way to ride. Club Car® has a host of quality vehicles under their belt, each one built to high-standards, but the process of time means that carts need to adapt.

Onward™ is the result of adapting to the latest safety standard and redefining design with comfort and on-the-go lifestyles in mind. It’s built with the latest safety standards in mind, including front LED headlights for a more focused view, clear turn signals, and armrests!

The latest Club Car® innovation is putting the “Personal” in Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV)!

What is a PTV

Golf Carts are no longer limited to the golf course. More families and communities are choosing golf carts for neighborhood transportation. PTVs, as they’re known as, is built for personal use. They can be either gas-powered or electric and travel at a safe maximum speed on 20 mph.

Before committing to a PTV it is imperative that you check with your neighborhood or community laws beforehand. PTV’s are not classified as motor vehicles and are regulated by state and/or local governments.

Check Florida’s laws here.

Design, Details, Color–Oh My!

The opportunity for customization is key to feeling comfortable in your vehicle. It’s human nature to want to add a touch of “You” to your belongings. Club Car® kept that in mind when creating Onward™.

Onward™ comes with accessory opportunities like you’ve never seen before. Choose from custom specifications with the online design tool at ClubCar.com. Make your new cart your own with custom metallic colors, Kenda™ exclusive tires, polish, grill inserts, and clear or tinted windshields.

A Commitment to Excellence

Club Car® continuously provides superbly engineered products. Gator Golf Cars is proud to carry brilliantly built vehicles with you in mind. Club Car® has a commitment to excellence that’s rarely seen today. They design with three things in mind; safety, comfort, and quality.

Onward™ exemplifies Club Car® values. These cars have adapted to fit a modern need. Dynamic Stability & Predictable Handling minimizes wheelbase movement for a smoother, more confident ride and easy turns. Superior comfort can be found within plush seats, flexible suspension systems and motion control components. Club Car® is also committed to environmental excellence with UV-tested components.

Experience a smooth, confident ride from Onward™ six models:

  • Four-Passenger Lifted Gas and Electric
  • Four-Passenger Gas and Electric
  • Two-Passenger Gas and Electric

Ever Onwards

Get up and move! There’s no place like southwest Florida. Sunny days and gulf breezes make Naples, Fort Myers, and Estero the place to ride!

If you would like to know more about how golf carts can enhance your Florida experience, come talk to our friendly staff at our Gator Golf Showroom. We’ll be happy to discuss your golf cart future and any concerns you may have. Contact Us directly from our website!

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4 Reasons You Should Commit to Golf in 2017

Administrator : January 18, 2017 2:32 pm : Golf, Golf Cart, Southwest Florida

Golf is as much a part of living in southwest Florida as the sunshine. Really commit to a better, brighter you in 2017 by dusting off those clubs and hitting the course. 

Gator Golf Cars is helping you get back up on your feet in the New Year! Check out these tips and benefits of playing golf. This is the year to swing a hole-in-one! 

Get Fit in 2017

There’s a wide misconception that golf is more of a sedentary sport. No, you’re not running up and down a football field or tackling your opponents, but golf is still a physical game. It’s more of a warm-up than a work out. Golf focuses on a few vital parts of the body, including your core. Swinging a golf club dozens of times gets pretty tiring. Surprisingly it’s not your arms that suffer, though it may feel like it, but your core. Your core is where the power of your swing comes from. Finding the sweet spot of your swing will build your core, improving your balance and flexibility. 

Soak Up Vitamin D

Even in the Sunshine State we could use a little more sunlight. Not receiving enough sunlight can severely decrease your Vitamin D, leading to a deficiency that can cause bone pain, muscle weakness and even cognitive impairment. Take some time out of your day to make the most out of the day! Grab a couple of your buddies 

Great Networking Opportunity

Playing golf is an excellent networking opportunity! Some of the biggest sales and partnerships didn’t happen in a boardroom but out on the course. In business, golf is an essential tool, said golf instructor at Penn State University, Brian Short. I have about 80 percent business students. I wouldn’t say it’s a disadvantage [not knowing how to golf], but it’s a great addition to what you’ve already learned.

More and more colleges and universities are offering courses to teach students how to play. Unsurprisingly, most of the registrar for the course is made up of business students. Doesn’t it sound nice to take business outside and into the great outdoors. 

Golf is Brain Food

Golf is a great physical workout as well as an excellent mental one. Playing golf can improve cognitive function on and off the course thanks to strategist methods of thought, concentration, and of course the adrenaline of the game!

Feeling a little out of your depth? The team at Gator Golf Cars is waiting to answer your questions. We are experts in all things Golf Carts! It’s not just a job, it’s our passion. So, stop by one of our showrooms today, browse, and feel a little more confident in your decision. Contact us today!

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New Year, New Cart

Administrator : December 20, 2016 10:58 am : Electric Golf Carts, Gas Golf Carts, Golf Cart, Southwest Florida

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The New Year is just around the corner. 2016 has been quite the ride and here at Gator Golf Cars, we think one should begin every year with excitement. Why not take your passions to the road with a new or used Golf Cart from Club Car.

Whether you want to dedicate some more time to the course, are looking for a more sustainable way to cruise the neighborhood, or just feel like surprising your family, a golf cart can bring that extra special something to your home.

There is a lot that goes into buying a new cart. You don’t want to skip a few steps and end up with a cart that becomes more effort than its worth. To ease the process, Gator Golf Cars has put together this comprehensive list so you cane make an informed decision.

The Choice: Used vs. New

Purchasing a used cart can be a real money saver but be smart about it. Older carts may cost that saved difference in new parts or consistent maintenance. Always ask questions; the cart’s history, its age, any current issues, and why it’s being sold. If you want to skip a potential headache and start fresh, a new cart is the way to go. Gator Golf Cars offers finance plans to make carts affordable.

Batteries, Batteries, Batteries

While you’re checking golf carts, used or new. cart, used or new, don’t forget to check the battery age of the batter. A golf cart’s battery is the beating heart of the vehicle. It can also be an expensive one. Before making your purchase, inquire the age. Anything over two years old may need replacing. A dead or damaged battery however, is what you should really keep an eye out for. While you’re at it, ensure that your cart comes with a charger.

Don’t Be Afraid to Test Drive

It doesn’t hurt to take a cart out for a test drive. In fact, it’s recommended. Every cart has a different feel. Get familiar with the vehicle before making any major decisions. The cart that your considering should always have a smooth ride, straight from the get-go! That means no jerking from side to side, no difficulty turning, and of course, you should never feel uncomfortable or unsafe.  

Finding Solutions in 2017

Feeling a little out of your depth? The team at Gator Golf Cars is waiting to answer your questions. We are experts in all things Golf Carts! It’s not just a job, it’s our passion. So, stop by one of our showrooms today, browse, and feel a little more confident in your decision. Contact us today!

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Your Guide to Southwest Florida

Administrator : November 15, 2016 9:54 pm : Golf, Golf Cart, Southwest Florida

It’s our favorite time of year here in southwest Florida! Temperatures are getting a little cooler, the family is coming down to visit, and the holidays are just around the corner.

November is a time of reflection, of thanks. Thanksgiving reminds us to count our blessing and show gratitude for those around us and our current place in life. We are always re-reminded how lucky we are to call this beautiful, ethereal place home.

During this time of reflection, let us all get a refreshed experience of this beautiful place. If you have family coming down from out of state, there’s no doubt that you will be showing them all the nooks and crannies of the area. Gator Golf Cars is just as passionate about southwest Florida, as we are of Golf Carts.

Check out these beautiful places to visit and “wow!” your friends and family. Whether you’re a seasonal resident or long-time Neapolitan, there’s something for everyone!

Beautiful Beaches

Southwest Florida is famous for sandy white beaches, picturesque blue water, and those sunny, sunny days. For Florida timers, the beach can almost be a daunting experience. Which one to go to first? Which beach is a priority? Well, we’re here to tell you a few things. First, on the Gulf Coast, most beaches are created equal. Resident’s may have their family favorites, but all of our beaches are beautiful sections of the Gulf of Mexico.

In the spirit of lists, though, here are a few of our favorite beach spots!

  • Vanderbilt Beach – Naples, Florida
  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park – Naples, Florida
  • Bonita Beach – Bonita Springs, Florida
  • Fort Myers Beach – Fort Myers, Florida
  • Sanibel Lighthouse Beach – Sanibel, Florida

Good Ol’ Fashioned Florida Fun

When you tell someone that has never been to Florida, that you are from Florida, there’s usually a universal question that’s asked; “Do you have alligators in your backyard.”

While the answer is a resounding, “No!” for most of us, there are plenty of alligators and other native animals to see! From Marco Island to Fort Myers all the way East and into the Everglade, you can find natural conservatories, preserves, and natural habitats for some of our most beloved southwest Florida animals.

Must-See Southwest Florida Attractions

If you’re feeling a bit sun sick, there are plenty of attractions with that southwest Florida twist! Make an appointment for a little retail therapy with your family and friends! Stop by and check out some of the hottest spots for shopping, dining, and fun in Naples and Estero.

Southwest Florida By Cart

Experience southwest Florida on the go!

If you would like to know more about how golf carts can enhance your #SWFL experience, come talk to our friendly staff at our Gator Golf Showroom. We’ll be happy to discuss your golf cart future and any concerns you may have. You can Contact Us directly from our website! Come on, you know you want to!

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Golf Cart Safety in a Lightning Storm

Administrator : October 12, 2016 6:31 pm : slides

Living in Florida, you grow accustom to intense storms. Lightning flashes. Grumbling thunder. It all becomes almost comfortingly familiar when you’re safe inside of your own home. But what happens if you get caught in a storm while on the golf course?

If it hasn’t happened to you already, and you golf in Florida, we’re surprised! Flash storms strike quickly in our state, which is why it’s important to know the right steps to golf cart safety during a lightning storm.

What Not to Do During a Lightning Storm

If you get caught in a storm while on the green, do not seek shelter in your golf cart. Just because motor vehicles are considered safe in a storm doesn’t mean your golf cart is, too. Unlike your car, truck, or SUV, golf carts are not entirely enclosed with metal. In fact, most golf carts are made of fiberglass, making you the “path of least resistance.”

What to Do When Caught in a Lightning Storm

Whenever a thunderstorm hits, the first thing you should always do is seek shelter. Go inside of a building if possible, or seek shelter in your car. Don’t wait for the storm to strike before taking action. If you see a storm rolling in, be proactive and head for shelter before it arrives.

Do not take shelter under trees, near bodies of water, or high ground. Move away from your golf cart and golf clubs, remove the spikes from your shoes if they are metal, and if you cannot find a proper enclosure, aim for lower ground.

If you feel a tingling sensation and the hair on your arms stands up, squat with your feet together and hold your arms in front of your knees. Keep at least fifteen feet away from other people. This will help lower your chances of being struck by lightning.

Questions About Golf Carts and Golf Cart Safety?

If you would like to know more about golf carts and golf cart safety, come talk to our friendly staff at our Gator Golf Showroom. We’ll be happy to discuss your golf cart needs and any concerns you may have. Or you can Contact Us directly from our website.

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Gearing Up Your Golf Cart for the Street

Administrator : September 22, 2016 5:31 pm : Electric Golf Carts, Gas Golf Carts, Golf Cart, Golf Cart Safety, slides, Southwest Florida

Today marks the first day of Fall! While southwest Florida may not have falling leaves and crisp winds in our future, it still is one of the most beautiful times of year! Temperatures will drop but you won’t need anything more than a light jacket!

Red and orange sunsets pull us out of our homes and make us want to explore! Don’t forget about Halloween, either! Soon your neighborhood is going to be decked out in spooky skeletons and grinning jack-o-lanterns.

If you’re lucky enough to own a golf cart, we bet you’re already feeling the itch to ride. Before you cruise though, you need to ensure that your golf cart is ready for the street!

LSV’s, or Low Speed Vehicle’s, are street legal vehicles fit for your neighborhood. Additionally, NEV’s, or Neighborhood Vehicle’s, can also be seen cruising the streets of your community. Before you get ready to decorate and ride though, there are regulations that your vehicle must be compliant with in order to be considered Street Legal.

Florida Statute 320.01(42) states that an LSV or NEV is characterized as any four-wheel vehicle that speeds are greater than 20 miles per hour, but do not exceed 25 miles per hour. Just like any other automobile, street legal vehicles are liable to a license tax. Additionally, LSV’s and NEV’s have requirements attached to regulation. Requirements for Street Legal golf carts in Florida include:

  • Head Lamps and Stop Lamps
  • Turn Signals
  • Tail Lights
  • Reflex Reflectors
  • Parking Brakes
  • Rear-view Mirrors
  • Windshields
  • Seat Belts
  • Vehicle Identification numbers

Street Legal Golf Cart’s in SWFL

Do you have a question about street legal golf carts? Perhaps you’re interested in owning one for yourself! If so, feel free to give us a call. We have locations available in both Naples and the Fort Myers/Estero areas! Gator Golf Cars both sells and services various brands and types of golf cars. We even customize them!

 

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