Palm Beach County Golf Cart Rental | New Golf Cart Rental Locations

If you’re looking for a Palm Beach county golf cart rental, we’ve recently added multiple new locations to our wide range of rental, sale, and delivery cities. Each of the locations described below not only has its own website, but you can also use the linked text to be taken to the website’s Facebook page. On our Facebook pages for our various locations, we provide updates as to what golf carts are available for rental or for sale, a wide selection of our golf carts and accessories in our Facebook shops, and fast replies to inquiries that come through Messenger. Our Facebook gallery also displays multiple carts and accessories from many angles, just as our site gallery does. Use this link to view the Fort Lauderdale Golf Cart Rental site gallery, recently updated with multiple rental carts and America EV cart pictures!

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Juno Beach Golf Cart

palm beach county golf cart rental, new golf cart rental locationsBetween Jupiter and Riviera Beach – where our main store and showroom is located – is Juno Beach, right at the top of the Palm Beach Shores area on the beach. This area is filled with multiple golf courses, clustered right around Palm Beach Gardens. Golf courses and country clubs in and around Juno Beach include Seminole Golf Club, Lost Tree Club, and North Palm Beach Country Club. Off A1A are many access points to the beach, where you can park in a beach parking space just like a normal car, and enjoy the scenery of the beach. The golf cart is secured by the parking brake, either manually activated by stepping on the button on the brake pedal or pulling up a lever in the middle of the cabin (parking brakes vary by cart), or automatically activated if it’s an electronic brake.

Vero Beach Golf Cart Rental + Vero Golf Cart Rental

Vero Beach also has our newest store and showroom, and you can view some of the golf carts and golf cart accessories we have in stock by checking out our Google Places store.

Both locations are right next to each other, with multiple nature parks and golf courses scattered throughout the two cities. Lagoon Greenway is an example of one of Vero Beach’s hiking areas, with long, scenic trails and a path right to the lagoon. Nearby is the McKee Botanical Gardens, an 18-acre patch of native and exotic plants and trees. Along the edge of Vero Beach are the Spoil Islands, artificial islands accessible only by boat that were created by channel dredging in an effort to promote Florida boating and commerce. Many visitors use small shallow-draft personal powerboats, and other boating vessels such as kayaks, canoes, and sailboats are allowed as well, and available for rent in many areas around the Islands. Camping on the recreational Islands operates on a first-come-first-serve basis, and is free with no reservations required.

Boynton Beach Golf Cart Rental

palm beach county golf cart rental, new golf cart rental locationsRight by Boynton Beach is the Village of Golf, a small village built right on a golf course. Many more golf courses besides the ones clustered here can also be found in Boynton Beach, such as Westchester Country Club (open to the public!), Pine Tree Golf Club, and Indian Spring Country Club. Another nearby small town is Manalapan, a beach side community to which we’ve done several deliveries. Close by is Lantana, where our golf cart service center is actually located – if you’re in need of service for your golf cart, we can pick up and drop off once the work is done! Visit our service page to learn more about what brands of golf carts we repair.

Delray Beach Golf Cart Rental

palm beach county golf cart rental, new golf cart rental locationsDelray Beach is almost directly between two of our showrooms – our main Riviera Beach location, and our smaller store in Fort Lauderdale, and right below Boynton Beach. Golf carts are very popular in Delray – we’ve rented and sold many of our golf carts to customers in Delray. Interesting and noteworthy places to check out in Delray Beach include museums such as Spady Museum, with exhibits on African-American history, and Sandoway Discovery Center, a science museum where you can feed sharks and stingrays. Various nature parks lie along the side of the beach, and as mentioned before, golf carts can be parked in regular beachside parking spots just like a car. Several golf courses and country clubs are also dispersed throughout the city, such as Delray Beach Golf Club and Lakeview Golf Club. There’s even a miniature golf course for the kids – Putt’n Around right near Federal Highway (US-1).

Other New Locations

Our new locations aren’t all in the area of Palm Beach county golf cart rental – some are south and closer to our Fort Lauderdale location. These include Lighthouse Point Golf Cart Rental – close to Deerfield -, Southwest Ranches Golf Cart Rental – out southwest near Weston -, and a Miami location: Miami Gardens Golf Cart Rental. Check our rental rates for pricing information – we offer various packages for multiple days (3 days, 5 days, 7 days, etc.), and delivery and pickup is an additional fee. For more on delivery and pickup fees, use our contact page to get in touch with us, or use any of the links above to be taken to their respective Facebook pages and contact us on Messenger.

Street Legal Cart Rental | Recommended and Legal Streets in Fort Lauderdale to Drive a Golf Cart

A street legal golf cart, referred to as a low speed vehicle (LSV), can reach a maximum speed of 24mph, meaning it is allowed to be driven on roads with a posted speed limit of 35mph or less. There are several roads in Fort Lauderdale – where one of our store locations is – that are 35mph or less, and many that increase to 45mph, or are 35mph but just too crowded. If you’re coming to Fort Lauderdale for vacation and are interested in a street legal cart rental, especially if you’re from out of state, this guide is here to give recommendations for the safest, most effective, and street legal roads to drive a golf cart.

If you’re in any other south Florida city and are interested in renting a golf cart with us, use our rental application for a quote! We deliver and pick up!

street legal cart rental, fort lauderdale golf cart rentalLas Olas Boulevard: Allowed (and highly recommended!)

If you’ve been following the Fort Lauderdale Golf Cart Rental blogs, you’ll have seen our destination recommendation blog on Las Olas. Las Olas Boulevard is one of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular areas, filled with all kinds of shops, galleries, restaurants, and more. You’ll see quite a few golf carts here as well, since the speed limit in the main area goes between 25mph and 30mph, depending on where you are, and once across the drawbridge over the Middle River, it goes up to 35mph.

State Road A1A: Allowed

Also called 17th Street, State Road A1A goes all the way up the coast right next to the beach, and most areas are 30mph. You can park a street legal cart rental just like a car, and the parallel parking at the beach is made easier by the golf cart’s smaller size. You can travel quite the distance with a golf cart along the beach road – approximately 20 to 25 miles on a single charge. When your golf cart starts getting down to around 50% charged, you’ll want to take it back to your home or hotel and charge it, since the lower it gets, the longer it takes to fully recharge. We recommend charging it overnight.

street legal cart rental, fort lauderdale golf cart rental7th Avenue/Avenue of the Arts: Allowed

Right off 7th Avenue and Broward Boulevard is where our Fort Lauderdale location is – you can find our address and other contact information here. This takes you right through the heart and soul of the city, and past various murals and street art from local artists. You can also find a lot of car repair shops in the more industrial area of 7th Avenue. Check out restaurants such as Miami Grill, and come down 1st street (our street) to eat at Vegan Junkie or Orchestrated Minds Brewing. Enjoy the murals on our store’s building and on nearby businesses as well.

Additional roads for a street legal cart rental:

  • Andrews Avenue
  • Bayview Drive
  • State Road 811/3rd Avenue (Turns into 4th Avenue/Wilton Drive once north of Sunrise Boulevard)

street legal cart rental, fort lauderdale golf cart rentalBroward Boulevard: Not Recommended

Technically, a golf cart is allowed to be driven on Broward Boulevard, as it is a 35mph road, but it’s also a very crowded road. Lanes merge and split in various areas, and the road also crosses US Highway 1 (US-1), where the speed limit is 45mph. Cars speeding through this area, as well as through different parts of Broward Boulevard, combined with the suddenly merging lanes, can be difficult to navigate for even the locals.

Recommendation: Try taking 6th street, Sistrunk Boulevard, instead. If you’re heading to the beach, take 4th or 6th street east to 3rd Avenue, then go south until you can turn left onto Las Olas Boulevard.

Sunrise Boulevard: Not Recommended

Some parts of Sunrise Boulevard are 35mph, but there are also some areas that increase to 40mph. There’s also an area where it splits into US-1, and this can be confusing or difficult to navigate for those unfamiliar with the area. As a road that goes through industrial areas, Sunrise Boulevard is surrounded by car shops, meaning that there could be cars parked in the road outside of shops. It is also just a big, crowded main road, with a lot of cars, many of them speeding.

Recommendation: If you’re going east of US-1, towards the beach, take Las Olas Boulevard. If you’re going west of US-1, use Sistrunk Boulevard (6th street).

Oakland Park Boulevard: Not Recommended

Oakland Park Boulevard is another crowded road, especially as it gets close to US-1. There are a lot of big stores and plazas along the way, as well as speeding cars. It is a 35mph road, but it’s not recommended due to the many lanes and fast crossroads.

Recommendation: Take 26th street instead – however, remember that there is no beach access from there. If you’re trying to get to the beach, it’s best to take Las Olas Boulevard to State Road A1A, as A1A will take you right along the side of the beach.

street legal cart rental, fort lauderdale golf cart rentalUS-1: Not Allowed

US Highway 1, or Federal Highway, is 45mph in most areas. Golf carts are not allowed on US-1. Streets close to US-1 or roads that cross over US-1 can be used instead.

Recommendation: State Road 811/3rd Avenue (turns into 4th Avenue later). Make sure to turn onto a different street before Dixie Highway, as this is another road that is not 35mph. Andrews Avenue and State Road A1A also work, even though they aren’t as close to US-1 as 3rd Avenue.

Powerline Road: Not Allowed

As with US-1, most of Powerline Road, or 9th Avenue, is 45mph. As with US-1, nearby streets that are 35mph or less can be used instead, such as residential side streets.

Recommendation: If using main roads instead of residential, use Andrews Avenue for North-South and 26th Street for East-West, or any of the other recommended alternate streets.

Street Legal Cart Rental

If you’re interested in renting a street legal golf cart in Fort Lauderdale, use our Fort Lauderdale golf cart rental application form. If you’re staying in a different city, we offer delivery and pickup for an additional fee as well!

America EV California Roadster Woody | America EV 39 Roadster Woody

Our very own specialty golf cart company, America EV, headquartered in Riviera Beach, Florida, has been producing luxury golf carts and low speed vehicles (LSVs) since mid 2020. Our Roadsters, the 1932 California Roadster and the 39 Roadster, are two of our popular carts, and can be customized with a variety of features such as a color-matched roof with stainless steel supports, custom leather seats, a 500 watt Bluetooth soundbar, a backup camera, and more. Among our popular customizations is the Woody Roadster paint job, where the sides, hood, back, and grill trim are professionally airbrushed with a wood-grain pattern.

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The Woody Roadster, along with all our other America EV carts, has all the safety features enabling it to become certified to be registered as an LSV, meaning it can be driven on public roads with a posted speed limit of 35mph or less. The best part about our Roadsters is the affordable price for unmatched quality – each vehicle is assembled in the US using brand new parts, and put through strict quality control and inspection, and the price is much less than the original vintage car that our Roadsters are based off. Additionally, America EV carts are electric, able to travel approximately 20 to 25 miles on a single charge. Not only does it save on gas, but it’s good for the environment too, since the high-quality batteries give off no harmful emissions. For more details, visit our Woody Roadster page on our America EV website.

Our Roadsters are a very popular cart for many America EV customers, but we also offer a variety of other carts based off luxury vehicles, seen in the gallery below. In this series of pictures, we feature – in order – our California Roadster and 39 Roadster in base colors without any customizations, a baby blue Mokee (based off a European car), a white EV Wagon (based off a luxury SUV) and its 6 passenger version in black – the EV Wagon Limo -, and a white EV Calibur (based off a similar luxury car). You can find more information about all these carts and contact us by visiting our website here.

Standard, non-customized America EV carts may be available for rental – contact us here to find out more!

Kodiak Golf Cart | New Golf Carts For Sale

The Kodiak golf cart, now available for sale at Fort Lauderdale Golf Cart Rental and all related locations, immediately stands out with its multitude of premium and unique features, including the largest golf car cabin in its class! The wide open space in the cabin makes for a lot of extra legroom, making it ideal for drivers and passengers who are tall. Available as 4 and 6 passenger models, either lifted or nonlifted, the Kodiak can reach a maximum speed of 25mph, and comes with all features necessary for street legal registration. Golf carts registered as low speed vehicles (LSVs) can be driven on roads 35mph or less, and need features such as turn signals, headlights and tail lights, brake lights, a horn, and side view mirrors. Kodiak carts are not yet registered until the buyer decides, making them street ready rather than immediately street legal.

kodiak golf cart, new golf carts for saleThe Kodiak’s side view mirrors also have LED lights linked to the turn signals.

Two types of Kodiak golf cart are available – the Apex and the Defender. Both have the same features, and differ in the shape of their bodies. The Kodiak Apex has a more sharp shape to its front end, with some having a hexagon pattern across the triangular grill structure between the LED headlights, while the Defender has a long, rectangular chrome grill in the front and a more squared appearance overall. As with many other lifted golf carts, the lifted Kodiak has a front brush guard.

kodiak golf cart, new golf carts for saleAll Kodiak carts have custom three-tone seats (for example, a red cart will likely have black, white, and red seats – most other custom golf cart seats are two-tone instead), a thick tinted folding windshield, hydraulic disc brakes, and a high/low switch next to the state of charge meter. This switch is for climbing and can be flipped between a higher speed for travelling along roads with a less than 26 degree incline, and a slower speed for climbing a higher than 26 degree incline.

Another feature of the Kodiak golf cart is its folding back foot rest – the foot rest on the back of the cart can be folded up for extra storage space by pushing it in and using the rear seatbelts to hold it in place.

Kodiak golf carts also come with an Eco lithium battery, a 48 volt 105AH lithium battery that is not only 80% lighter than a standard lead-acid battery system, but 30% lighter than other golf cart lithium batteries on the market! This allows the cart to maintain its speed, and also has more torque and more amp hours. Eco lithium batteries also have a higher battery management system (BMS) than most other lithium batteries, and are not only zero maintenance (as with other lithium batteries), but have a 2.5 hour charging time as well! Eco lithium batteries have an 8 year warranty and are guaranteed to work with any motor and controller upgrades that may be performed.

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If you’re interested in purchasing a Kodiak golf cart, check out our Google Places store to see what we have available, and use our contact form to get in touch with us. Our Google Places store also shows many of our other golf carts and golf cart accessories, including golf cart brands such as Advanced EV, and accessories like universal Bluetooth soundbars, brand-specific enclosures and storage covers, and various types of batteries. Find more about the accessories we offer on our Prime Cart Parts golf cart accessories website!

Prime Cart Parts | Golf Cart Parts for Sale | Golf Cart Accessories

Fort Lauderdale Golf Cart Rental is proud to present our brand new golf cart parts and golf cart accessories website and store, Prime Cart Parts! In stock are a multitude of parts including accessories for Advanced EV and Evolution golf carts, along with replacement parts for popular brands such as EZGO, Club Car, and Yamaha, as well as many chargers for various brands of golf carts. We even have accessories for our very own specialty golf cart company America EV!

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We’ve written some blogs featuring some of our accessories before, such as our two-tone custom Advanced EV seats and Advanced EV enclosures. Prime Cart Parts is a store specifically for golf cart parts, with several well-known brands in stock, along with universal golf cart accessories. Not only can you visit our website to see our full selection of parts, you can also visit our Google Places shop to see some of the golf carts we have for sale! Our Facebook page also features its own shop, along with updates on the golf carts we currently recommend for rental, and notifications about upcoming events that are popular for golf cart rentals. We also have a Pinterest, where you can view our accessories installed on some of our golf carts! This silver Advanced EV 4 passenger lifted golf cart in the picture below is sporting many of our accessories, including: a roof rack, front and upper LED bars, cupholder armrests on the back seats, custom two-tone seats, a front basket, and side nerf bars.

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Below is just a selection of some of our popular golf cart accessories, which you can click to go to Prime Cart Parts and read more about the part, or view our entire store. In order, the gallery below features Advanced EV and Icon® parts in the first row, then America EV parts in the second row, EZGO, Club Car, and Yamaha parts in the third row, Evolution parts in the fourth row, and universal golf cart accessories in the fifth row. Visit Prime Cart Parts for a wide selection of accessories and replacement parts for golf carts!

Golf Cart Answers: What Are The Most Asked Questions About Golf Carts? Part 2

A few weeks ago, Fort Lauderdale Golf Cart Rental released a blog answering several common golf cart related questions – by beginning to type in a question related to golf carts, Google autocompletes it with what people are searching most about golf carts. This week, instead of only using autofilled golf cart questions, we searched for more specific questions so we can provide more specific golf cart answers. Here are some common golf cart questions, and the golf cart answers written by us in our own words.

What’s the difference between a golf cart and an LSV?

golf cart answers what are the most asked questions about golf carts part 2Often times, we use the terms interchangeably, but a golf cart and an LSV are actually two separate vehicles. Low speed vehicles (LSVs) and golf carts can look the same, but the main difference is that LSVs are street legal and have a VIN number. An LSV must have a maximum speed of 24mph in order to be registered as a street legal vehicle, and can be driven on roads with a speed limit of 35mph or less. LSVs also need a variety of safety features in place in order to be street legal, including headlights, tail lights, brake lights, turn signals, a horn, seat belts, a windshield, and side view mirrors.

Some of our golf carts, such as our Advanced EV 2 passenger non street legal carts, can reach 24mph, but are not made to be street legal. This is the same with our EZGO, Club Car, and Yamaha carts – although some of them can reach up to 20-22mph, they lack the safety features that LSVs come with. However, these carts can be upgraded to include these features, and can even be made to go faster with a speed upgrade. Another requirement for a cart to be an LSV is that it must be electric – gas golf carts are not street legal, which we explain further in our previous golf cart answers blog.

How long do golf cart batteries last?

Depending on the weight on the golf cart and the speed being maintained, generally, lead-acid golf cart batteries can last about 20-25 miles before needing to be charged. Example: 6 adults using a 6 passenger golf cart at its maximum speed of 24mph will need to recharge their golf cart sooner than 2 adults using a 4 passenger golf cart at the same speed. Lithium golf cart batteries, on the other hand, can last up to 60 miles before needing to be recharged, and their recharge time is a lot faster than lead-acid batteries. For more information, read our blog about the benefits of lithium batteries, or visit our golf cart lithium battery website.

In terms of longevity, generally, lead-acid batteries will need to be replaced every few years, while lithium batteries can last up to 10 years.

When and how do you charge a golf cart?golf cart answers what are the most asked questions about golf carts part 2

For a standard lead-acid battery system – the most common golf cart battery system -, you’ll want to charge your golf cart once it starts to get down to the 50% area. Advice we give to a lot of our customers is to use the golf cart for the day and plug it in at night and let it recharge overnight. The lower the charge, the longer it takes for the golf cart to fully recharge, and if a lead-acid battery’s charge gets too low, it can take over 12 hours to get back up to 100% charged. In some cases, if the battery becomes too depleted, a regular recharge won’t work, and the battery will have to be supercharged – a service we provide when necessary. When renting a golf cart from Fort Lauderdale Golf Cart Rental, your golf cart will come with a charging cable. One end plugs into the cart, while the plug can be connected to any standard 110 household outlet. Plug the cart into an outside outlet, an outlet in the garage, or run an extension cord out your door from an outlet inside – all methods are sufficient.

Do golf carts have a warranty?

Our Advanced EV golf carts come with a 2 year warranty, while our Evolution golf carts carry a 2 year warranty on the cart itself and a lifetime warranty on the chassis. Our America EV carts also come with a 1 year warranty. Used golf carts do not have a warranty.

What should I look for when buying a golf cart?

golf cart answers what are the most asked questions about golf carts part 2When buying a golf cart, no matter if it’s new or used, you’ll want to check the condition first. Make sure that a new cart’s batteries are also new and that the range is sufficient, and for used carts, keep the age of the (lead-acid) batteries in mind. It’s okay if the batteries are one or two years old, but if they’re older than that, keep in mind that you’ll need to replace them a lot sooner than you would with new or slightly used batteries. If you want a street legal golf cart, the price will increase, and it’ll be much easier to find a new street legal golf cart instead of a used street legal golf cart; used street legal golf carts are very hard to come by. Check for any damages, even on new carts – damage during shipping is rare, but not impossible. Keep the price in mind too – a brand new street legal cart with multiple accessories will have a much higher price than a 10 year old non street legal golf cart. Make sure everything works, especially when buying a used golf cart – just like a car, keep in mind that you may be paying a lower price now, but may have to spend more for future maintenance, whereas a brand new golf cart may be more expensive now, but will last much longer before needing major service.

In the end, it really depends on what you’re using the golf cart for – for transporting heavy materials for construction sites, a used utility cart will be just fine, while you’ll want a new street legal LSV if you plan on driving it daily on the road.

Where else can you use a golf cart?golf cart answers what are the most asked questions about golf carts part 2

Most of the golf carts we rent out are used for street use rather than on the golf course, though they can be used on both, and in many more places! A lot of people who come down to Florida on vacation rent a golf cart from us because it’s more affordable than a standard car rental. Golf carts can also be used for event transportation – for example, we provide a lot of rentals for weddings, where a host may need to transport guests around the venue -, utility carts can be used for construction sites to carry loads of heavy building materials, and golf carts are also used for campground and resort transportation.

If you have any other questions, we may be able to provide the golf cart answers you need – use our contact form or call to get in touch with us!

American Landmaster UTV | Utility Golf Cart | American Landmaster for Sale

At Fort Lauderdale Golf Cart Rental, not only do we rent and deliver dozens of golf carts every week, we are also in the business of selling new and used golf carts – more information can be found on our sales page. We’re proud to announce that we have recently become a local dealer of the American Landmaster UTV, one of the best, most reliable and durable utility vehicles in the industry!

american landmaster utv, utility golf cart, american landmaster for saleThe American Landmaster is a gas-powered utility terrain vehicle (UTV) able to reach a maximum speed of 24mph, fully American made and built from the ground up in Columbia City, Indiana. Each vehicle is four-wheel drive with four-wheel hydraulic disk brakes, built with more than 30 new features in safety, reliability, performance, and design. Along with its own suspension system – the Landmaster ride optimization suspension system (LROSS) -, the Landmaster also features dual rate shocks. This system helps keep the ride smooth even when the bed in the back is fully loaded – also capable of being dumped. Included as well is a caliper-mounted parking brake system, allowing the vehicle to be parked on an incline and locked in place, and when it’s time to disembark, an indicator light reminds the driver to release the parking brake. These vehicles provide over 8 inches of front and rear suspension travel, and stand with an 11 inch ground clearance.

What’s great about the American Landmaster is its affordability and serviceability – the base model, the L3, runs under $10,000, and tasks such as oil changes and fuse box maintenance can be completed easily at home, or done in a service center for a low cost.

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This vehicle can perform various tasks such as hauling timber, dumping stone, and towing trailers. It is capable of hauling up to 800lbs, and towing up to 1,500 lbs. With its plug ‘n’ play electrical system, it can also have a front attachment installed that allows it to plow snow – a variety of other upgrades are available as well. Accessory packages are offered by the company and include easy-to-install upgrades such as turn signals, bed lifts, dome lights, strobe lights, rear flood lights, LED lights, and horns.

american landmaster utv, utility golf cart, american landmaster for saleThis cart has an all-steel frame – part of what makes it so durable and tough. With this, it’s protected from the inside out from rollover damage, and side skirts and fenders dampen motor and road noise, making the vehicle surprisingly quiet for a gas-powered utility vehicle. The LROSS and super-sport trailing arm also lessen the roughness of uneven terrain, such as railroad tracks, rumble strips, and off-road trails. A winch mount behind the bumper protects the winch from debris, and an in-dash connector for remote access.

Its seats are made from high density foam, with marine-grade vinyl covering and contoured for maximum all-day comfort. Not only does the marine-grade vinyl protect the seats from weather, the switches are waterproof as well, and even backlit for visibility in low light. The grip ‘n’ lock levels are contoured for easy maneuvering, and for utility work that requires gloves, the shape of the levers does not make it any more difficult to use with gloves.

We carry the L3, L4, L5W, L7, and L7X. If you’re interested in purchasing one of our American Landmaster UTVs, or simply want more information and pictures, you can also visit our American Landmaster UTV page on our main company website, Prime Golf Cars. Most American Landmasters are 2 passenger, with only the L7X being a 4 passenger.

Golf Cart Battery Storage | How to Prepare a Golf Cart Battery for Winter

As the weather begins to get colder and the golf carts begin to roll into storage, it’s important to know how to maintain your golf cart batteries for the winter season. Fort Lauderdale Golf Cart Rental provides a detailed guide on how to prepare a golf cart for long term storage; today we talk specifically about golf cart battery storage, especially in the winter. The key to maintaining the longevity of lead-acid batteries through the winter is proper storage.

The process of preparing for golf cart battery storage is similar in both the summer and winter seasons, but one thing that remains constant is the importance of fully charging your battery before putting the golf cart into long-term storage. The reason for this is because leaving them discharged in cold weather can actually cause the electrolyte inside to freeze and therefore expand, which could potentially crack the battery case and cause a leak or battery failure. When a battery is not charged, its freezing point is about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, while a fully charged battery has a much lower freezing point: approximately -80 degrees Fahrenheit.

If the weather is not too severe and you’re not putting your golf cart into long-term storage, there are still procedures to follow for using your golf cart in colder temperatures. Cold weather causes the batteries to charge slower, and reduces the battery’s capacity. In this case, it’s extra important to make sure the battery is fully charged before driving the golf cart – a common mistake made is plugging in the battery and assuming it is fully charged, not knowing that charging slows in colder weather, and therefore draining the battery further with every drive. In order to check the charge of your batteries in cold weather, you’ll want to take hydrometer readings of your battery’s cells and use the correction factor of subtracting 0.004 (four points) from your reading for every 10 degrees below 80 degrees Fahrenheit (the optimum temperature to take a hydrometer reading). A fully charged golf cart battery should have a hydrometer reading of approximately 1.270. For example, if the outside temperature is 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and your hydrometer reading returns as 1.200, you’ll want to subtract 0.12 from this reading; your correct reading would therefore be 1.188, which means the battery is less than 50 percent charged. It’s extra important to fully recharge the battery before driving or putting the golf cart into storage, as a golf cart that drops below 50 percent charged can be more difficult to fully recharge.

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Another tip we recommend for driving a golf cart in colder weather is using one of our golf cart enclosures – we have a blog detailing the various enclosures we sell for our Advanced EV or Icon® golf carts, available for purchase on our parts website!

Golf Cart Questions: What Are The Most Asked Questions About Golf Carts?

Today we look at some of the most common golf cart questions asked to Google, meaning that when you begin typing a question about golf carts, how does Google autocomplete the question? We’ve taken some of those autofilled golf cart questions and answered them here! As always, if you have a question that is not answered here, you can always use our contact form to get in touch with us.

Are golf carts…

…street legal?

golf cart questions what are the most asked questions about golf cartsIt depends on the golf cart! We sell a lot of street legal low speed vehicles (LSVs), such as our Evolution carts. In order for a golf cart to be street legal, it must be registered as an LSV. To become certified, the cart must be able to reach and maintain a speed of 24mph, in order to be allowed on streets with a posted speed limit of 35mph or less. It also must have several safety requirements, such as seat belts, headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, horn, windshield, and most recently, a backup camera and an audio indicator for moving forward.

Something to note is that golf carts and LSVs are technically different. What we have named as golf carts are technically considered LSVs, because they’re street legal, and can reach 24mph and have all the required safety features. This golf cart on the left is an LSV, meaning that in a more literal sense, it’s not a golf cart at all! However, because they have the appearance of golf carts and most people don’t know the term LSV, we call them golf carts for easier understanding. While we also sell regular golf carts, which are not street legal, a good selection of our fleet are street legal LSVs.

Once registered as an LSV, a golf cart can be driven and parked just like a car – remember that they are only allowed on public roads that are 35mph or less.


If they have a VIN number, yes. When purchasing a street legal golf cart from us, it comes with a tag and title already.

…expensive to maintain?

golf cart questions what are the most asked questions about golf cartsIt depends on the condition of the golf cart. Most maintenance is not too complicated, and simple repairs such as battery replacements and tire changes can be done at home. The most important part of the golf cart to maintain and check regularly is the batteries. Standard lead-acid batteries can last around 3-6 years, depending on the type. Eventually, they will need to be replaced, but you can extend the life of the batteries by maintaining them regularly. Always make sure they have the right level of water – generally, they need to be refilled once a month, and you must use distilled water. You’ll also want to check for corrosion and loose terminals, and make sure the condition of the cables stays good. If you need to swap out a battery cable, they are generally inexpensive. Make sure to keep them charged. Other things to look out for include:

Tires: Make sure tread is good, and tires have plenty of air and nothing embedded in the rubber. Check the tire pressure from time to time, and make sure your rims are on tight.

Brakes: Clean and adjust the brakes and make sure the brake cable is in good shape. You don’t have to do this very often – once a year is sufficient. It can be expensive to replace the brakes if they fail.

Suspension and Rear Axle: Take care of your cart and maintain it regularly and the suspension will stay in great condition for many years. A sign that the suspension may be failing is the ride feeling rougher. This will be expensive to repair, so make sure to keep it in good shape. Be sure to also check the condition of the rear axle occasionally, especially if you hear any strange noises, and always be on the lookout for anything – like oil – leaking.

Other areas to remember are the steering column – check how well the steering is performing by test driving the cart and seeing how it responds to quick turns and adjustments, and all electrical components – windshield wipers, LED bars, reverse warning buzzers, and Bluetooth soundbars all have connections that should be periodically checked and maintained.

See our accessory shop for batteries, tires, or other golf cart needs!

Do golf carts…

…have VIN numbers?

Street legal LSVs have VIN numbers. By meeting the right safety requirements, golf carts can get one as well, and can become street legal. If a cart is an LSV and has a VIN number, it also needs to be registered.

…run on gas?

golf cart questions what are the most asked questions about golf cartsMost of the time, golf carts are electric, but there are still gas golf carts being manufactured – we sell new American Landmaster carts that run on gas, along with various types of used gas golf carts from brands such as Club Car, EZGO, and Yamaha. Gas golf carts are not street legal – they can only reach a speed of around 16mph, and can’t travel or maintain the required maximum speed for an LSV (24mph).  Newer laws are also pushing for more eco-friendly vehicles, which is why nearly all street legal golf carts will be electric. Few gas gold carts are actually street legal, but that is because they’ve been grandfathered in (they were street legal before the law changed), and they can only travel on streets 25mph or less. The gas golf carts you see are mostly non-street legal utility carts for construction sites and similar industrial areas.

Can golf carts…

golf cart questions what are the most asked questions about golf carts…get wet?

Yes, all electrical parts are sealed inside and protected from rain. Batteries are sealed in a waterproof casing. It is fine to drive your golf cart in the rain – however, it’s not recommended if the rain is heavy, as it could impair visibility and flood the streets.

We have a blog with more details about our golf cart enclosures! stored outside?

golf cart questions what are the most asked questions about golf cartsYes, provided conditions aren’t too extreme. Golf carts are just like a car in the way that they can be parked outside and don’t necessarily need a garage, but it’s recommended to store them in a garage if temperatures get too hot or cold or heavy rainfall floods the area. If temperatures aren’t too severe or rain is a light to medium shower, you can store your golf cart outside and cover it with one of our storage covers – available for 2, 4, and 6 passenger golf carts and a universal fit!

…drive on sand?

Most of the time, no. Even if they have off-road tires, the weight of the cart will cause it to bury itself before making it very far, especially if it’s soft sand like on the beach. Aside from that, in most areas of Florida, it is not legal to drive a golf cart on the beach. The only place close to one of our locations where a golf cart can be driven on the beach is Daytona Beach. However, utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), mostly used for industrial work, can have 4 wheel drive and therefore are able to be driven on the beach. However, unless it’s for a construction project and you have special permission to use one of these vehicles on the beach, generally, it is not allowed.

Have other golf cart questions?

For any other golf cart questions you may have that we didn’t answer here, contact us by using our contact form! On the topic of Google, we also have a Google Places shop set up, where you can view and purchase some of our golf carts and accessories! You can visit it by clicking this link or simply searching “Fort Lauderdale golf cart rental” in Google, and view some of the products only available in our Google shop!

Golf Cart Enclosure | Advanced EV Enclosure | Golf Cart Rain Enclosure

This week, we’re featuring another one of our popular accessories, especially now as the weather is beginning to get colder – the golf cart rain enclosure. Fort Lauderdale, Florida – where Fort Lauderdale Golf Cart Rental is based out of -, is often an area of heavy wind and rain. We ship all over the country as well, to many areas also with torrential rains, as well as much colder temperatures and rapid winds. Our golf cart enclosures are made from a high quality, UV-resistant fabric that can stand up to the toughest of circumstances. Getting caught in the rain on the golf course or being splattered by sideways rain while driving down a road will no longer be a problem with our golf cart enclosure. Not only does it keep water off the cart, you, and your passengers, you’ll stay warm inside the enclosure when the winter season approaches and cold winds come billowing in.

(On the subject of winter and colder weather: check out our blog on how to store a golf cart for the winter!)

Featured here are our Icon® and Advanced EV 2, 4, and 6 passenger golf cart enclosures, including an enclosure option for 4 passenger golf carts with both sets of seats facing forward (as opposed to the standard 2 forward facing seats and 2 rear facing seats). These are custom made for the Icon® and Advanced EV golf carts, made specifically to fit their body shape. Zippers on all doors make it easy for you and passengers to enter and exit, and when not in use, the enclosure can be rolled up to the edge of the roof. When it’s time to use it again, it can then be rolled back down, zipped back together, and closed again. The Icon® and Advanced EV golf cart enclosure does not feature a plastic windshield window, as the enclosure attaches to the windshield posts. This allows for maximum visibility. Our universal cover has a removable plastic windshield window.

You can find these enclosures in our Advanced EV shop!

If you have another brand of golf cart besides Advanced EV or Icon®, such as one of the common brands Club Car, Yamaha, or EZGO, we also offer universal golf cart enclosures that will fit any golf cart. This easy to install enclosure offers protection against wind and rain and features a quick zip-off windshield along with zippered removable doors. Made from water-resistant, UV-protected fabric, this enclosure will not shrink or stretch, and the super-clear window material provides easy visibility along with protection from the elements. Zippers on the inside and outside make entry and exit simple, and when installing, the enclosure can be easily secured with adjustable quick-release buckles, and an elastic cord in the bottom hem adjusts for a custom fit. The enclosure also features reflective piping for enhanced visibility and safety for driving at night, and if you want to remove it, it’s easy to uninstall and folds down to a compact size, small enough to be carried in a duffel bag – which also comes with! Along with the enclosure, a convenient carrying duffel bag is included for when you want to removed and store the enclosure. Our 6 passenger universal golf cart enclosure, pictured below, is $445.

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Prices of all Icon® and Advanced EV enclosures are as follows:

2 passenger – $349

4 passenger – $425

4 passenger with forward facing seats – $549

6 passenger – $895