Category: Golf Cart Stuff

Golf Cart Rentals Things to Know

Pete’s Golf Carts offers a limited supply of late model custom golf carts for short term or long term rentals. Whether you are in need or looking for a Two passenger, Four passengers, Limo carts, Utility carts or just a nice late model golf cart to play a few rounds while in town.  We always have numerous golf carts available – subject to availability. Book Yours Now!   Things to Know
  1. Pete will require a valid driver license to rent any cart whether for on or off road use.
  2. Liability Insurance is required ( Can be purchased thru your car insurance company) You will be adding Pete’s Golf Carts as “additional insured”.
  3. Prior to pick up or delivery your rental agreement must be pre-paid in full and a credit card placed on file for any possible damages found on pick-up or return.
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Things To Know Before Buying A New Golf Cart Battery Charger

We get phone calls and messages all the time from prospective customers wanting to know what is the best golf cart battery charger and how can they determine which one will work in their golf cart. So Pete asked me to write this short but informative guide and why I have titled it – Things To Know Before Buying A New Golf Cart Battery Charger. Things To Know Before Buying A New Golf Cart Battery Charger Basically the key features of a golf cart charger are they need to re-charge the batteries in your golf cart. So in order to be able to plug in a charger to do so it will need to be of the same operating voltage and the connector style must be the same. Depending on what brand of golf cart you own will  determine the style connector you will need.  For example – An Ezgo Golf Cart uses either a Crowsfoot connector on its older 36 volt carts, or the D36(TxT Style) connector which is rectangular shaped on the end, rounded on one short side with two pins inside two square holes. Newer 48v Ezgo carts use the triangular shaped 3 pin RXV connector. Yamaha golf carts use either a two pin Nabson style connector which looks kinda like a toy pair of binoculars , the Newer Style Yamaha carts have a three pin connector with people can say it looks like a triangle shape, or three leaf clover because the corners are formed by a radius. Then we come to the all and ever popular Club Car. Club Car Golf Carts older than 2000 can be 36v or 48v systems and will have either a crowsfoot connector or a round three pin connector. All club cars newer than 2000 usually have the round one. Though two different types of chargers use the round three pin connector. You will need to determine the year and model of your club car golf cart. You can look at the vin# on the cart. Usually found above the pedal assembly below the dash on a white sticker with a bar code or on the passenger side floor post facing the drivers seat. The first 5 or 6 letter/numbers will determine the year. Example A9905 = a 1999 Club Car DS manufactured in the 5th week of production that year.  Club Car golf carts newer than 1995 have what is known as an OBC “Onboard Computer” and if this is still functional in your golf carts charging circuit you will require one style charger that uses the three pin connector and if you club car is older than 1995 or if someone bypassed the OBC you will need a different one. If you ever need some technical direction to determine the correct charger for your application you can give Pete’s team a jingle at 772-247-GOLF and they will be more than happy to help guide you in the right direction in purchasing the correct charger. Pete’s team is always standing by to help you. Follow this thread to shop all our Golf Cart Battery Chargers.

When looking into buying a golf cart there are numerous things to consider. If going about it rationally and intelligently that is. Pete’s Team is ready to build the golf cart of your dreams for usually less than you thought. call 772-247-GOLF or Click here to build your own custom golf cart today. Golf Cart Builder You will find below a basic build sheet we use when any customization is going to be performed on a golf cart. First things first, we always go thru our carts to make sure things are operating as they should and in good order. This could cost a few hundred bucks to fix any minor problem because we only use late model golf carts to start with vs. buying an older golf cart that has started to corrode away, used a lot more causing things to wear out or be destroyed by lack of maintaining the cart. This type of cart purchase could cost you thousands more in repairs to just get operating properly before you even begin the customization. We recommend installing new batteries and replacing the battery charger on electric models to insure the heart of your carts electrical system is in good health. Then we will begin any transformation  desired. We can build anything you can imagine.  “From mild to wild… Pete has the cart for you!” That’s us… We ask Pete about his philosophy on building a golf cart … Pete says “My grandfather once told me “”Son, Always buy the best car, boat, house – Whatever it might be you can for the money.”” My grandfather made his living in the automotive service industry, Owned Gas stations and auto repair garages, car dealerships, and was a avid car guy “Restorer and collector for 70 yrs of his life.” I think his meaning was this “Make an informed purchase or acquisition based on facts. Just like you might on any large purchase within your business or household. Learn about the product you are looking to or needing to purchase. Ask questions to self to narrow down what you want vs need. Look into maintenance, storage, operating costs, resell value, etc… then once you have compiled some information you can now analyze and make that informed decision. Though most people when buying and selling something it becomes personal. And depending on how strong you feel about the object you are trying to buy or sell will determine the actual amount receive or that you paid or signed up to pay over time. So called the phrase “Impluse Buy!!!! This is the candy bar by the teller at the checkout in any store. Golf Cart Rentals Things to Know Ezgo 2006 4 seater Front Custom Golf Cart For Sale WM When purchasing a golf cart you might want to ask questions like: What do I need it to do? How many passengers do I intend to transport? How does it need to perform under these circumstances? How good I want it to look or sound while doing these things? Pete’s Team is ready to build the golf cart of your dreams for usually less than you thought. call 772-247-GOLF or Click here to build your own custom golf cart today. Golf Cart Builder Custom Caddy Golf Cart For Sale South Florida Golf Cart Dash and Console Parts Golf Cart Dash Cover Club Car Precedent Carbon Fiber Install Golf Cart Floor Mat RHOX Rhino Mat PGC Golf Cart LED Light Bars Custom Caddy Golf Cart For Sale USB Phone Charger 2016 Club Car Golf Cart Custom Fuel Injected Model Side View WM 2016 Club Car Golf Cart Custom Fuel Injected Model Side View WM 2016 Club Car Golf Cart Custom Fuel Injected Model Side View WM Pete’s Team is ready to build the golf cart of your dreams for usually less than you thought. call 772-247-GOLF or Click here to build your own custom golf cart today. Golf Cart Builder Next you set out into the market either locally driving to a shop or dealer to touch and feel one. Kinda try it on for size like you might a pair of shoes. But buyer beware… just like anything mechanical especially electrical. You get what you pay for… I personally always fell comfortable buying a old car or piece of machinery because I know how they work and really nothing electric on them to break or repair so usually if it is running well when you purchase it. It will remain being able to do so for a long, long time if maintained properly and taken good care of it. A golf cart is only slightly different because basically it is mechanical in nature but has some electrical systems that proved motive power to the golf cart. So attention is due and needs to be understood to enjoy and reap the benefits of golf cart ownership.
When you are ready to actually buy a golf cart….
Buying a golf cart should be fun and not stressful… Nor should you settle for just any cart that just seems to fit the budget. This is why we do what we do… You know you are getting a golf cart that will perform as it should or better with reliability, your ability to choose and personalized looks and touches, add any variety of accessories to perform a specific task or just add to the enjoyment of owning a golf cart. Like this new Golf Cart Bluetooth Sound bar.
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How To Install Your New Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray From BatteryPete

Have you purchased an older model Ezgo golf cart recently? Are you just finding out on the latest battery replacement that the factory battery bracket is rusting out? Whatever the scenario the situation is usually the same. The Ezgo battery tray is usually a rusted mess if it is a decade or older. From the factory the Ezgo battery rack is made of low quality steel components. Buy your new Ezgo Battery tray Now Solution – Battery Pete’s All Aluminum replacement Ezgo golf cart battery tray. We will start by disassembling the golf cart to allow for removal of the old Ezgo golf cart battery tray. The following images are in chronological order for illustration purposes of the removal process. Tools required – Standard and metric socket set with ratchet. Torx bit set, cordless impact/drill, large flathead screw driver, ( Pro-level installation Plasma cutter or Air dremel with cutting disk) Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray InstallEzgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install
  • Step 1 –  This installation will require the removal of the golf carts roof and rear roof struts.  We will also need to remove the seat back and upright struts the seat back is mounted on. Next will be the removal of the rear motor access panel. (Requires small torx bit)
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  • Step 2 –  After the removal of the aforementioned Ezgo golf cart body parts and panels the image on the left shows what state your Ezgo golf cart should look like.
  • Step 3 – remove the batteries. ( Note – take a picture of the wiring of the battery bank for future use when installing the new golf cart batteries. )
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  • Step 4 – After the batteries have been removed we will be removing the old OEM Ezgo golf cart battery rack. (Some are easier than others – depends on how bad the corrosion damage is on the original battery tray – I have seen them so bad the customer didn’t even know until they hit a bump and a battery fell out the bottom – Opps!!!)
1.) Images 2 and 3 – I am pointing to the bolt locations that secure the battery tray to the inside battery hold uprights that give the rear body panel additional support. They will need to be removed. (Pro-Level InstallationYou can just cut the old bracket right before the upright and bolt location with a air dremel and cutting disk or a plasma cutter. Once cut you can step on the battery rack to have a clean angle to cut bolts. ( This is sometimes required because the corrosion is so bad you cannot get a wrench or socket on the bolts anyhow. This step will also allow you to bypass the next two steps and save some time)  Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install 2.) Remove the floor sill plate to be able to lift the rubber floor mat. Under the floor mat you will find two (2) Torx screws on the opposite sides of the golf cart. These screws hold the battery rack in place. Remove screws and then you will need to maneuver the tray out from under the body panel. ( This is why we usually cut the old one out with a plasma cutter – Time saver step! ) Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install 3.) Next step you will need to remove the bolts holding the rear body panel support. Images above from left to right show three bolt locations that need top be removed. Once removed take your flat head screw driver or pry bar to separate the two pieces of angle iron that make up the body panel support. Then you can bend down the original battery tray hangers to complete the removal of the old Ezgo golf cart battery tray. See Images Below Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Once you have removed the old Ezgo Golf cart Battery tray we are not ready to clean up the area a little bit and install the new All Aluminum BatteryPete Ezgo Battery Rack. Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install - Old Ezgo Battery rack removal Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install - Old Ezgo Battery rack removal Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Install Step 5 – Now that we have removed the old OEM metal battery tray we can begin the prep to install BatteryPete’s All Aluminum Ezgo Battery Rack. (Image above right shows a comparison between the OEM style mounting position and mounting section of the tray compared to Petes Ezgo Battery Tray. Pete says they have fine tuned this process because they have replaced so many he wanted to save time and energy doing so. Literally you can have the new one in in 5 minutes from this point. ) Note –  Now is a good time to clean up the area and paint anything you might want to spray or if you are adding 12v accessories like Golf Cart Light kits, stereo, or even a battery level indicator gauge for the dash, etc… Makes it alot easier to have space to move around to mount a voltage reducer and run wires to the desired accessories and locations.   So now with the removal process complete we will stop catch are breath. Drink a beer or something refreshing if you like and then we will continue with the installation process of your new Ezgo golf cart battery rack. Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray InstallationEzgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation

Installation – Process

Step 1 –  Grab the New Battery tray and angle it into the battery hold area of your golf cart with the pilot holes for the rear hangers facing down. Position it in rear end first and then align the front tabs with the mounting holes in the lower section of the body support uprights. (Special Note – BatteryPete’s most recent revision to his battery tray is now all models have a slotted mounting hole at this location to allow for installation of this Ezgo battery rack on similar models with minor if any modifications. Not just the TxT models) Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray InstallationEzgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Step 2 –  Once battery rack is positioned correctly and the slotted holes are lined up with existing mounting holes in golf cart frame. You will need to install a 5/16″ or 3/8″ bolt into the front tabs and secure with washers and lock nuts. Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray InstallationEzgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Step 3 –  Now we will move our attention to the rear section of the battery hold area and secure the battery tray hangers to the golf cart frame and connect them to the battery tray itself. Make sure all the thru bolts have been removed from the rear angle frame rail so you can easily pry them apart with a screwdriver. ( Most people over look the center bolt) Pry the two angle iron cross members apart just enough to slide the rear battery tray hangers into position. Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Installation   Step 4 –  Now we will grab the provided Stainless Steel flat head bolts and lock nuts to secure the hangers to the battery rack itself. Once this step is complete then you will move on to secure the upper cross member again with the factory screw bolts. Lastly you will re -install the seat back and rear roof strut upright brackets. ( Note – they are not always universal – Some are left side and right side specific) Additional Note – Added accessories.  Rear Seat Kits or Utility / Truck Bed Installation – Now is the opportune time to install these accessories because no disassembly is required. You can begin with the rear upright support systems included with the respective kits. Both these kits have different support systems and would require removal of the OEm struts and supports. At this point (after installation of respective upright support systems for the accessories on your golf cart and all bolt locations have been secured) you have completed the installation of your new Ezgo golf cart battery tray and can proceed with the installation of your batteries and wiring. Need assistance – continue reading to step by step battery installation guide. Buy BatteryPete’s Ezgo Golf Cart Battery Tray Please feel free to leave a comment if you found this article helpful. Pete always likes to get feedback from customers and golf cart guys alike. Should you have any questions regarding anything golf cart related. Feel Free to call us today! Pete’s team is always standing by to help you. (772) 247-GOLF