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Golf Cart Accessories for Not-So-Great Weather

With winter here, you may have already stored your golf cart for the season. However, if you’re someone that likes to keep your golf cart around during the winter, or if you break that baby out at the first sign of warmer weather; there are a few accessories you should look into. At RM Golf Carts, we provide a variety of great golf cart accessories for New Brighton and the surrounding areas. And, we’d like to tell you all about some of our favorite accessories for winter and early spring.

Enclosures

Weather enclosures are wonderful golf cart accessories that provide shelter from the rain and cold breezes that can make a trip uncomfortable. They are constructed of weather proof material and can be OEM manufactured to ensure a perfect fit. (OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer” and these are the parts made by the actual golf cart accessories manufacturers and are generally used on the golf carts they make.)

Windshields

Windshields are very popular in golf cart accessories and are made to minimize those cold spring and winter breezes. And, they can help provide 360 degrees of weather protection when paired with a 3-sided golf cart enclosure.

Roofs & Tops

Roofs provide overhead protection during cold rainy weather and are necessary for the installation of an enclosure.

Wheels & Tires

The right tires and wheels in muddy weather can provide the right traction you need. We can even provide your golf cart with larger off-road wheels for early spring trail riding.

Light Kits

The right light kits can help you navigate the streets or the trail in any season.

Tune Up Kit

If you do have your golf cart tucked away, it is a good idea to get a tune up kit for when you take it out of storage. Tune up kits are also great through summer for when you’re out having fun on your golf cart and find it could use a quick tune up.

Whatever golf cart accessories you need, we can help! And, if your golf cart is in storage, rest easy knowing that the best thing you can do for your investment is storing it properly so it can be ready when spring comes. And don’t worry, winter will be over before you know it!

Are you interested in learning more about golf cart accessories near New Brighton? Call RM Golf Carts at 763-323-1970 or you can feel free to Contact Us.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from RM Golf Carts

With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. We are proud to provide new and used golf carts, services and accessories for the Twin Cities area.

As this year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for choosing RM Golf Carts, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us with all your future golf cart needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Are Gas Golf Carts the Right Choice for You?

If you are doing some research into the different types of golf carts available to choose from, you might be learning more about gas golf carts and all of their benefits. We sell gas golf carts near Oak Grove, and would like to put together a few of the reasons you might want to choose a gas golf cart for your use.gas golf carts

Overall, all golf carts are a great way to get you where you need to go. Operating in much the same way a car does, a gas golf cart will not require a charge, just the obvious and constant gas refills once the tank runs towards empty. The general mechanics of gas golf carts are a lot like those of a car. So, if you are comfortable in your gas powered vehicle, even as far as general repair, this may be the golf cart type for you.

On average, how long of a distance will you be driving your golf cart? Just around your property or all around your community? If you are driving more than 10 miles each way (for example, if you are driving into town and you drive 12 miles each way), then gas golf carts are probably your best option. Or, contrarily, you might only need a golf cart a few days a year. Gas golf carts are your best choice since you do not have to worry about a battery and how long it will hold a charge.

More powerful than your electric golf cart counterparts, gas golf carts are better to use on hilly or uneven terrain, possessing the power to push itself over. What is the terrain like at the location you will be using your golf cart? This can make an impact on the type of golf cart you choose.

Where will you be storing your golf cart? If there is no power supply or electricity readily available, then gas golf carts will probably be your best choice. While most campgrounds have electricity available, some more remote camping areas do not.

In general, the costs of operating an electric golf cart vs. a gas golf cart are comparable. The main difference is that the costs of operating gas golf carts are smaller but more frequent than electric golf carts.

After considering these key points and if you decide a gas golf cart will work best for your needs, then stop by and see what models we have in stock! Or, if you decide an electric golf cart might be best, we have plenty of those as well! And, we can tell you all about their many benefits.

Are you ready to learn more about gas golf carts in Oak Grove? Call RM Golf Carts at 763-323-1970, Browse Our Site or Contact Us.

It’s Electric! Spring Tips for Your Electric Golf Cart

After keeping your golf cart in storage during the frigid winter months, it is now time to get it out and tuned up for spring and summer use! There are so many great benefits to owning a golf cart when it’s warm outside. Electric golf carts are a great way to get around, plus they are environmentally friendly. From getting around the neighborhood, to golfing every Sunday, they are one of the most fun and easy forms of transportation in spring and summer. And, as experts in electric golf carts for New Brighton and surrounding areas, we’d like to provide you with a few useful tips and benefits to keep in mind for the months ahead.

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Spring Tune-Up

Since you charged your batteries for your electric golf carts before storing them, simply take a look for any corrosion. If your cart won’t start, you may need to replace the battery. Do not attempt to jump-start any of your carts! Serious damage could be done if you try to do so, it’s better to take it in to have it looked at. An expert at RM Golf Carts will be able to take a look, assess the situation and perform any necessary repairs. You and your golf cart will be enjoying the warm summer breeze in no time!

Battery Replacement

Electric golf carts are an excellent option if you want a low-maintenance golf cart that will still get you around. Though, on occasion, they will require a battery replacement. The cost of a new battery depends on the type of golf cart you purchase, as well as the battery itself, but you only have to replace them every 7 to 10 years. Having your battery replaced will ensure it’s running in tip-top shape. And, over time, the money you save on gas will definitely add up.

Go On an Adventure!

Electric golf carts are designed for all-day operation, so that means you can take them out for hours at a time and the carts should operate smoothly and without any problems. Electric golf carts are excellent for terrain that is relatively flat and even. This makes them ideal for golf courses, retirement communities and areas like that. Electric golf carts run quietly too, so they are a good option for quiet areas. They are also easy to handle, and they will safely get you from one destination to another.

Are you interested in learning more about electric golf carts in the New Brighton area? Call RM Golf Carts at 763-323-1970, Browse Our Site or Contact Us.

Winter Golf Cart Storage & Getting Your Golf Cart Spring-Ready

As a golf cart owner, you know how fun owning a golf cart can be in all seasons. But, it is important to take care of your golf cart through the winter and get it prepared for spring. As your premier golf cart repair in Brooklyn Park, we have a few great tips to keep your golf cart in tip top shape through the winter by winterizing it and getting it ready for spring adventures.

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Cleaning & Winter Storage

First, if weather permits, thoroughly clean your cart before storing it. Simply use soap, water and possibly a degreaser to remove dirt and mud. Properly storing your golf cart in cold weather can help keep your golf cart in top notch condition. At RM Golf Carts we provide golf cart storage, so when you’re ready, give us a call to learn more!
Battery care is essential to maximizing the life of your battery-powered cart. It should be fully charged before you store it. Or, for a gas powered cart, first review your owner’s manual for the proper preventative steps for the storage of your golf cart. Then, make sure your tires are inflated and your fuel shut off valve is in the off position. Then, deplete your fuel lines, draining all fuel into a bowl or fuel container. If you are uncomfortable performing this step of winterization, simply take your golf cart to the golf cart repair experts at RM Golf Carts.

Out of Storage and Ready for Spring

After keeping your golf cart in storage during the frigid winter months, it will eventually be time to get it out and tune it up for spring and summer use!

A Good Wash

Before you put your golf cart into storage you gave it a good cleaning, right? Well, after sitting in storage for several months, your golf cart has likely collected some dust. So, enjoy the new warm weather and take it out for a good rinse!

Batteries

Since you charged your batteries for your battery powered carts before storing them, simply take a look for any corrosion. If your cart won’t start, you may need to replace the battery. Do not attempt to jump-start! Serious damage could be done if you try to do so, it’s better to take your cart in to have it looked at.

Tire Pressure & Brakes

Make sure your tires are properly inflated and haven’t gone flat during storage. If you have a gas-powered cart, this is a great time to refuel your cart. Next, and this is very important, check your brakes! Make sure they are working like they should be and if your brake pads are worn down, consider having them replaced.

Bring it In

Make sure all of your bolts are fastened and your screws tightened. At RM Golf Carts, our friendly professionals are ready to take care of all of your golf cart repair needs and that includes getting your golf cart ready for spring and summer use! We can take a look at everything; letting you know what repairs you may need and even give you some more tips on getting your cart ready for winter next year.

If you would like more information on golf cart repair in Brooklyn Park, call RM Golf Carts at 763-323-1970, Browse Our Site or Contact Us.

Golf Carts For Sale: Gas or Electric?

When it comes to landing that perfect golf cart to meander around the vast expanse that is your property, you need to be thorough in your search and analysis. You do not want to just go to a junkyard, find one in a bad way and take it home. Nor do you want to dig up that rusty one buried under layers of times remnants in the corner of your shed from 1973 (though we do have a talented crew we have on-site who can resurrect through repair, that oldie from your garage or shed). You want to come to a professional company with golf carts for sale near Otsego, like RM Golf Carts. We sell it all, new, refurbished, even customizable options. The real question, for you, may be ‘do I go with gas or electric’.

Golf carts will get you where you are going. Operating in much the same way a car does, your gas golf cart will not require a charge, just the obvious and constant gas refills once the tank runs towards empty. The general mechanics of gas golf carts are a lot like those of a car also. So, if you are comfy there, even as far as general repair and the like, this may be your type of golf cart. If distance is involved in the usage of your golf cart, gas is the better choice. Anything beyond 10 miles one way would call for the fuel power of gasoline over that of an electric charge. More powerful than your electric golf cart counterparts, gas golf carts are better to use on hilly or uneven terrain, possessing the power to push you over.

Maybe you are an environmentally friendly sort and wish for this stance to carry over into your golf carts? If so, an electric powered golf cart is likely the direction you should go. Not only is an electric golf cart the ecological choice, it is also the economical choice. Battery-powered, an electric golf cart is a bit more in the way of cost effective than gas, operating off of a charge, you do not have to run back and forth to the gas station to repeatedly keep your tank filled. Electric golf carts are the ideal Point ‘A’ to ‘Point ‘B’ sort. Great on flat terrain, if your golf cart serves a more practical purpose, like helping en elderly person or someone with difficulties in ambulation, electric may be the way to go. Plug it in, charge it up, get moving.

The debate over which golf carts for sales that you go with comes down to cost and need. The above should help get you where you are going, the rest is up to you. If you are interested in the golf carts for sale near Otsego, or local towns, call RM Golf Carts at 763-323-1970 for details or visit our showroom on Highway 10, or you can or Contact Us.

Customize Your Existing or Brand New Golf Cart

Are you rolling through your neighborhood or golf course with an unsightly golf cart? Do neighbors and friends move about with a much nicer, more stylish-looking golf cart than yours? Thankfully, there is a way to fix this dilemma! RM Golf Carts can help your dated ride with custom golf carts in Oak Grove and neighboring locales.

The Aesthetic

A good and lasting golf cart can be pricey. There are things that you can do to enhance your existing one, or, you can even help design brand new custom golf carts. Simple and affordable aesthetic upgrades like new dashboards, seats, tires or stereos—even if accumulated over time—you can turn your otherwise lifeless and plain one into the finest of custom golf carts, the envy of friends and rivals alike. Keep an eye on our website for our latest specials. Often we pass the savings on to you so you can gradually enhance your cart over time.

The Parts

Much like in an automobile, parts come, parts go bad, parts need replaced, golf carts die over time. Be mindful of the golf cart junk yard or parts to be found at random on the internet. Golf cart dealers (like ourselves), do carry replacement parts. For myriad reasons, these parts are sold at much cheaper prices than otherwise they would be.
The Customization

 

The most exciting of options of all, of course, are brand-spanking new custom golf carts. RM Golf Carts can help you design your new custom cart. We build customized golf carts in models like Club Car, EZ-GO and Yamaha! We will assemble, paint, stretch and lift any aspect of your existing cart or a new one to your requirements and exceed your expectations. Boasting a talented and experienced on-site staff, these team members can show you all of the exciting options available to create custom golf carts and to make your dreams become a reality.

 

There are myriad options for customizing your cart. If you have a favorite professional sports team, music band, TV show, cartoon—you can use any as a custom theme for you golf cart. Maybe you want your custom golf cart to stand out in other ways? Hydraulics, lift kits and/or excessively large tires—the sky is the limit!

 

Are you looking into custom golf carts in Oak Grove? Call RM Golf Carts at 763-323-1970 for details or visit our showroom on Highway 10, or you can or Contact Us.

 

Common Reasons for Golf Cart Repair

Just like any other mechanical item out there, golf carts sometimes break down and need to be fixed. We specialize in golf cart repair near New Brighton, and we see a lot of the same types of problems. Here are just a few examples of the types of golf cart repair work that we do and the way we usually fix these issues.

Electric golf cart won’t start (or gas golf cart won’t start)

Sometimes, the simplest solution is the best one! When was the last time you charged your electric golf cart’s battery or bought a new one? You should bring it to us if you have charged the battery and it’s still not working. Sometimes, we will need to check the water level in the battery. We might also need to clean the battery terminals and cable.

For a gas golf cart, of course we will check to make sure there is enough gas in the tank. If the gas level is fine, we can check the starter and some of the wiring to make sure all of that is in good shape.

Golf cart’s tire is flat

Thankfully, this is usually one of the easiest types of golf cart repair. Almost all of the time, all we need to do is put on a new tire and then make sure the rest of the tires are balanced and fully inflated. You will be back on the road in no time!

Golf cart’s windshield is cracked and broken

This type of golf cart repair is a bit more involved than changing a tire, but this one is also relatively easy to fix. You will not have to wait too long for us to fix your golf cart’s broken windshield.

It’s time for my golf cart’s tune-up

We recommend that you get your golf cart tuned up at least once a year. We can take a look at the cart to see if there are any problems, and we can correct those problems before they become larger issues.

These are just a few of the most common types of golf cart repair that we encounter. Bring your electric or gas golf cart to us so we can take a look, diagnose the problem and get it fixed as soon as possible.

Are you interested in learning more about golf cart repair near New Brighton? Call RM Golf Carts at 763-323-1970 or you can Contact Us.

What to Think about When Buying Golf Cart Accessories

When you’re buying golf cart accessories near Oak Grove, you might be wondering what to think about before you visit our showroom. Sure, you might already know what you need, but there are also a few things to consider before you head down.

For one thing, there are two main types of golf cart accessories and parts. You can get what are known as “OEM” parts. OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer” and these are the parts made by the actual golf cart accessories manufacturers and are generally used on the golf carts they make.

You can also let us know if you’re in the market for custom golf cart accessories, which we can help with as well. While custom parts and accessories might cost you a bit more, you get the exact part or accessory you are looking for. For example, you might want a specific type or style of seat and maybe there is no manufacturer out there who makes exactly what you want. In this case, you can talk to us about what you want and we can take it from there. We can let you know if we are able to make the part you want (chances are, we can!), and we can work out the specific details with you.

For custom parts, you can even bring in a drawing or a picture of what you have in mind for your golf cart accessories. That way, we have a more concrete idea of what you are looking for, and we can start the customization process and give you an idea of how much your new golf cart accessories and parts might cost. We can talk to you in greater detail about your wants and needs too.

However, OEM parts can be just as useful, especially when it comes to parts and accessories like lights and batteries. For batteries in particular, you want to be sure you get the exact right one for your electric golf cart. We can assist you with this as well so you definitely get the battery you need so your golf cart continues to operate as it should.

Regardless of what golf cart accessories you need, custom or OEM, we can help and we are always happy to answer your questions!

Are you interested in learning more about golf cart accessories near Oak Grove? Call RM Golf Carts at 763-323-1970 or you can feel free to Contact Us.

Caring for Electric Golf Carts

electric golf carts plymouth RM golf cartsThe best way to make sure your new electric golf cart stays in good shape for as long as possible is by taking good care of it, especially its battery. You want to make sure the battery well cared for since that is what powers your cart, so here are a few tips from us on how to care for it. And when you want more information on electric golf carts near Plymouth, call us or visit our showroom.

The first thing you should do is check the water level of your battery every month or every other month if you have an unsealed battery. Keep it filled with the proper amount of water, and be sure not to overfill it. Make sure the plates are not exposed to the air either since that can cause them to corrode.

Some of the most common problems with electric golf carts and their batteries is when people undercharge the batteries. You should not allow your cart to sit inactive for more than two months, and you should not continually operate electric golf carts when the battery is only partially charged. Avoid storing the battery when it is fully discharged. This can lead to the formation of lead sulfate compounds on the plates, which means you will have to buy a new battery.

But be careful because overcharging can cause problems for electric golf carts too. If you continually overcharge the battery, it can cause accelerated corrosion of the positive plates, too much water consumption and, sometimes, damaging temperatures within the lead acid battery.

While you should not have to worry about getting a new battery any time in the near future if you just bought a new golf cart, one of the first signs that you need a new battery will be when the battery doesn’t work for as long as it used to. Keep an eye on your battery, and take note of about how long a charge usually lasts. As soon as there is a noticeable decrease in that time, you should start looking into getting a new one.

With some basic care and maintenance, electric golf carts are a great choice for a variety of uses: from getting around on the golf course to getting around the campground and more.

If you would like more information on the electric golf carts we sell near Plymouth, call RM Golf Carts at 763-323-1970, Browse Our Site or Contact Us.