Upgrade Your Golf Cart to be Street Legal

Upgrade Your Golf Cart to be Street Legal

Converting your regular golf cart to a street legal golf cart isn’t too difficult if you know the route to take. We’ve compiled all of the information you’ll need to get you on the road to a street legal golf cart here on the Emerald Coast.

Florida Requirements

In order for a golf cart to be deemed street legal, it must meet some basic requirements set forth by the state. In Florida, these laws are the same ones set forth for low-speed vehicles (LSV’s).

Street legal vehicles are defined by Florida Statute 320.01(42) as “any four-wheeled electric vehicles whose top speed is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour.” So, while you are legally allowed to drive your street legal golf cart on public roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less, your street legal golf cart must have a top speed of 25 mph.

You must also obtain proper registration, insurance and licensing for your street legal golf cart.

Required Features

Your golf cart is also required to have a number of features in order to make your golf cart safe and legal to drive along beautiful Hwy 30A, in Miramar Beach, Sandestin and Destin.

Follow this simple checklist to ensure that your golf cart is in compliance:

  • Headlamps
  • Tail Lights
  • Turn Signals
  • Stop Lamps
  • Reflex Reflectors
  • Parking Brakes
  • Rear View Mirrors
  • Windshields
  • Seat Belts
  • Vehicle Identification Number

As with any other vehicle, your street legal golf cart must be driven by a licensed driver at all times.

Mobile Golf Cart Repair can help you update or modify your golf cart to meet Florida’s requirements quickly and conveniently. Check out our list of Upgrade Plans or contact us today to schedule an appointment! You can bring your golf cart to one of our local golf cart repair shops or we can come to you!

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Preventive Maintenance for Electric and Gas Powered Golf Carts

Preventive Maintenance for Electric and Gas Powered Golf Carts

A golf cart can be a fun addition to your home or vacation rental but can be challenging to maintain. There are a few simple things you can do to get the maximum experience and longevity from your golf cart.

Make Sure to Check the Manual

Small issues with golf carts can sometimes have a simple fix with step-by-step instructions found in the manual. Always reference your manual when troubleshooting problems with your golf cart.

Minor Issues

Run through this checklist when your golf cart isn’t functioning properly:

  • Check the battery condition and connection.
  • For gas powered vehicles – check the gas level, fuel lines and fuel filter.
  • Check the air filter (gas only).
  • Check the spark plugs (gas only).

Annual, Semi-Annual and Monthly Maintenance

Simple troubleshooting can be handled by any experienced golf cart owner but major repair and annual or semi-annual maintenance are best left up to the professionals. Don’t have time to do weekly or monthly maintenance yourself? We have custom maintenance plans available for you to choose from that fit your needs and your schedule. Our plans include some or all of the following:

Daily/Weekly

  • Charge your electric golf cart after each use!
  • Add water and electrolytes weekly if your vehicle is not equipped with a single-port watering system.

Monthly

  • Check the tire pressure
  • Perform all necessary battery maintenance for electric golf carts including checking the water levels.
  • Clean the battery compartment.
  • Clean and detail the interior and exterior of your golf cart.
  • Check all signal lights.
  • Check all mirrors.

Semi-Annual

  • Inspect the brake system.
  • Inspect the electrical system.
  • Perform all necessary battery maintenance for gas powered golf carts.
  • Front wheel alignment.
  • In all electric carts, lubricate the the charger receptacle and front suspension.
  • In gas-powered carts, check the solenoid.
  • Check windshield and wipers.
  • Inspect gauges.

Annual

  • Tire Rotation.
  • Alignment.
  • Oil Change.
  • Change Out Spark Plugs.
  • Change the Air Filter.
  • Check the Clutch.
  • Check Muffler/ Exhaust Pipe.
  • Check the Oil Level on the Rear Differential.
  • Lubricate the transaxle and pedal group assembly.

Let us help you create your own custom golf cart maintenance plan or choose from one of the ones we’ve created to meet the most common golf cart owner’s needs.

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