What if I want to build my own?
Do you have a custom cart in mind that you are going to build? We want to make your endeavor a success! Looking for ideas? Looking for accessories, like a lift kit and oversize tires? Or, a rear mounted seat to make your cart into a 2 plus 2? We are in the business of building premier custom golf carts, so we can help!
You can find ideas for your cart in our Photo Gallery Ideas or our Will-Build Past Models category. In there you will see many different paint schemes, accessories, lifted carts, oversize tires, aluminum wheels, different canopies, seats, boxes, seat/box combos, lights, steering wheels, windshields, and more! Questions? Give us a call at 1-866-635-5800!
Can I special order a golf cart?
If you don’t see the golf cart of your dreams in our Current Inventory, we can build it for you! We get enthusiastic about customizing a special-order golf cart according to your individual tastes, desires, or intended use.
We’ve built carts with a sports theme, for business use with business logos, for at the drag races, for at the marina with the same color as your yacht, with paint matching your favorite car or truck. You name it, we can do it for you!
Which should I choose, gas or electric?
Many people ask the question, what should I buy, a gasoline powered or electric powered golf car? The initial response is that there is not a black and white, easy answer. It really depends on your own likes, dislikes, needs, or desires. The information below is intended to help you make a better informed decision.
ELECTRIC POWERED GOLF CARS – Electric cars are powered by deep cycle batteries specially designed for use in golf cars. These cars are clean, quiet, and less expensive to purchase and operate than a gasoline golf car. It is true that batteries cost hundreds of dollars to replace, but amortized over the years of potential use, and compared with the cost of maintenance on a gas engine, these cars usually end up being less expensive over the long haul. Unbeknown to most people, electric golf cars are very powerful. Some models are capable of carrying close to a half ton of payload. And, they can pull or push even more! Or, if you plan on using your golf car at your weekend get-away place, this could be the perfect choice as long as 120 volt power is available. Some campgrounds and communities are even requiring that if you use a golf car, it must be electric, having restricted gasoline powered golf car use for various reasons.
The concern that some people have for electric cars is that they have to charge them every now and then. How often? Think of it this way, an electric golf car can travel roughly 20 miles on a charged set of good batteries. You will probably be starting and stopping here and there and not running continuously. This will typically offer you a full day of usage. Charging overnight will give you the same 20 miles the next day. However, if you plan on using a golf car where there is no readily available electrical outlet, a battery powered car may not be your cup of tea. But if you have ready access to a 120 volt power source, an electric powered golf car could very well be the way to go for you.
GAS POWERED GOLF CARS – Gasoline powered cars are more powerful than their electric cousins. If for instance, you want to pull or push your drag racing car from the finish line to your area in the pits, or back to the starting line, a gasoline golf car is probably the wise choice. If you use your golf car in the boonies where there are no 120 volt power outlets, or if you frequent a campground or resort where the management frowns on the use of their power for charging electric golf cars, the gasoline powered golf car is the obvious choice.
There are various reasons that people do not choose a gas car. They are a bit noisier than electrics, although they are usually not obnoxious if they have the properly functioning mufflers on them. Consider that golf cars were designed for the golf course where people on the putting green like it very quiet with few distractions or annoyances. Also, some people are opposed to gasoline powered golf cars for environmental reasons. Keep in mind that over the years, gas cars tend to require a bit more maintenance than electric cars.
Summary… It is best to consider before purchasing, how you want to use your golf car. Will you travel more than 20 miles in one day, or before you have the opportunity to charge your car? And, remember to consider the surroundings in which you will find yourself, whether you may be secluded from 120 volt power!
Either way, whether you decide on gasoline or electric, riding a golf car for personal use is a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience!
How can I figure out what voltage my golf car is?
When installing lights, stereos, or other accessories on your golf cart, it is necessary to know the voltage of your system. If you know the voltage, then your accessories can be correctly wired.
GAS GOLF CARS – All gas golf cars have 12 volt batteries, so by simply connecting to the positive and negative terminals, you have the correct amount of voltage for any 12 volt accessory.
ELECTRIC GOLF CARS – Electric golf carts will be either 36 volt or 48 volt systems. Typically, golf carts have a quantity of 6 batteries. If they are 6 volt batteries you have a 36 volt system, and if you have 8 volt batteries you have a 48 volt system. But, how can you tell if a battery is 6 volt or 8 volt?
Counting the number of cells in your batteries is the key. Each cell is 2 volts and has a filling hole for water. The number of filling holes is equal to the number of cells. Accordingly, if you have 3 cells (or filling holes) times 2 volts per cell, you have a 6 volt battery. If you have 4 cells (or filling holes) times 2 volts per cell, you have an 8 volt battery.
Once you know the voltage of your individual batteries, simply count the number of batteries and you have the system voltage!
How do I install 12-volt accessories in my electric golf car?
There are various options for wiring 12 volt electrical accessories on your electric golf cart. Your options also vary upon having a 36 volt system or a 48 volt system.
36 VOLT SYSTEMS – With a 36 volt system, 2 batteries can be utilized to create the 12 volts needed to power your accessories. With a voltage tester, locate a positive and negative terminal on two adjacent batteries that will provide 12 volts. Although this option of wiring your accessories will work, be aware that the two batteries providing the power to your accessory will have a tendency to wear out quicker. When the batteries eventually begin to fail, these two batteries will most likely be the ones failing sooner.
48 VOLT SYSTEMS – One 8 volt battery is not sufficient to power a 12 volt accessory. And, using two 8 volt batteries (16 volts) will provide too much power to your accessory. This option will sometimes work temporarily but your accessory will typically burn out from excessive voltage. This situation makes it necessary to install a voltage reducer.
VOLTAGE REDUCERS – As mentioned above, there can be problems associated with installing accessories utilizing only two batteries from your six battery pack. The answer to the problem is to draw from all six of your batteries. Of course, this gives you 36 or 48 volts, which is too much for any accessories. However, a voltage reducer effectively reduces the voltage from your whole battery pack down to 12 volts.
How do I determine what year my golf car is?
- CLUB CAR
- 1975 thru 1980 – The serial number tag is located… under the seat on the driver’s side of the car, on the aluminum I-beam frame rail, next to the two batteries. If there serial number tag happens to be missing, you can identify these carts by the fact that they have three foot pedal controls. One is a regular brake, the other, a parking brake, and the third pedal, the accelerator. The serial number code is arranged as follows: A78XX – XXXXX. In this sequence, the A designates it as an electric model, which is the only model they made (No gas powered carts in those years). The next two numbers are the year of manufacture. In the example above, it would have been manufactured in 1978.
- 1981 thru today (DS Model) – The serial number tag is located…on the dash board just below the right side glove box, and above the floor mat. These carts can be distinguished from their older 1975 thru 1980 cousins, having only two foot pedal controls. One is a brake, the other, an accelerator. The serial number code is arranged as follows: A84XX – XXXXX or, AG89 – XXXXX. The letters may vary but with either arrangement, the first two numbers are the year of manufacture.
- HARLEY DAVIDSON / COLUMBIA PAR CAR
- 1965 thru today – The serial number tag is located…by lifting the body up to reveal the chassis. It is on the driver side, slightly behind and above the rear tire, on the round tubular steel frame.
- E-Z GO
- Prior to 1976 – The serial number tag is located… under the drivers seat on the fender skirt. The serial number code is arranged as follows: There is no easy way to find out the year of manufacture. We may be able to help you if you call or email us your serial number.
- 1976 thru 1993 (Marathon Model) – The serial number tag is located… on the dash board under the glove box on the passenger side. The serial number code is arranged as follows: It will have a small grouping of letters and numbers. The last two numbers in the letter/number group is the year of manufacture. The longer grouping of numbers (no letters) is your serial number, which you will not need in order to know the year of your golf cart.
- 1994 thru 2002 (Medalist and TXT Models) – The serial number tag is located…on the passenger side of the vehicle, in the glove box, on the left side. The serial number code is arranged as follows: It will have a small grouping of letters and numbers. The last two numbers in the letter/number group is the year of manufacture. The longer grouping of numbers (no letters) is your serial number, which you will not need in order to know the year of your golf cart.
- 2003 thru today (TXT Models) – The serial number tag is located…behind the seat by flipping up the black plactic access panel. There, you will notice a plastic tag glued on to the cross member of the frame.* The serial number code is arranged as follows: It will have a small grouping of letters and numbers. The last two numbers in the letter/number group is the year of manufacture. The longer grouping of numbers (no letters) is your serial number, which you will not need in order to know the year of your golf cart.
*If the plastic tag is not there, you can find a serial number located on the front side of the rear body on the drivers side, under your charger receptacle or choke control. This is not your manufacturing code. However, you can email or call us with your serial number and we may be able to help you find out the year of manufacture.
- G1 – The serial number is located…On the frame cross member, under the back bumper, stamped into the frame. It could be located anywhere along the cross member. If the frame is dirty or rusty, it may be difficult to find. The serial number code is arranged as follows: JXX – XXXXXX, which designates the model.
- G2 Early Models – The serial number is located…On the frame cross member, under the back bumper, stamped into the frame on the passenger side. If the frame is dirty or rusty, it may be difficult to find. The serial number code is arranged as follows: JXX – XXXXXX, which designates the model.
- G2 Later Models – The serial number is located…by lifting back the seat cover on its hinge. It is located on the frame cross member in front of the engine down by the floorboard where the cover hinges. The serial number code is arranged as follows: JXX – XXXXXX, which designates the model.
- G8 – The serial number is located…by lifting off the seat. Near the location of the passenger side seat hinge support, you will find a vertical support attached to the frame. On the inboard side of the vertical frame support you will find the serial number tag. The serial number code is arranged as follows: JXX – XXXXXX, which designates the model.
- G9 – The serial number is located…by lifting back the seat cover on its hinge. It is located on the frame cross member in front of the engine down by the floorboard where the cover hinges. The serial number code is arranged as follows: JXX – XXXXXX, which designates the model.
- G14, G16, G19 and G22 – The serial number is located…in various positions on these carts. 1. The easiest one to look for first is a tag located on the driver’s side, under the glove box, running vertically, and next to the rubber edge strip. The next two possible locations require lifting off the seat. 2. Near the location of either the driver side or passenger side seat hinge support, you will find a vertical support attached to the frame. On the inboard side of the vertical frame support you will find the serial number tag. The serial number code is arranged as follows: JXX – XXXXXX, which designates the model.
Yamaha has changed the location of their serial numbers more than any other golf car manufacturer. They also have more models of golf carts than other manufacturers. The most popular models are as follows:
Are there any shipping charges?
Shipping and Handling charges for all orders placed in the Continental U.S. will be a minimum of $15.00.
Some larger or heavier items require additional shipping and handling charges. Glenn’s Golf Car Central LLC will contact customers, prior to shipment, if your order requires additional freight costs.
On all International orders, Glenn’s Golf Car Central LLC will email the customer with freight charges before any order is shipped.
On overnight orders, please contact Glenn’s Golf Car Central LLC for all shipping and handling charge quotes.
Do you charge sales tax?
If the buyer is shipping to an address located in the State of Ohio, a 6.75% sales tax charge will be applied to the overall total of the merchandise shipped unless the buyer provides an email or fax copy of their “Tax Exemption Form” which specifically exempts the buyer from Ohio Sales Tax. No Sales Tax will be applied to any order shipped outside the State of Ohio.
How can I order Gift Certificates?
Stop by Glenn’s Golf Car Central and ask any of our friendly sales associates for a Gift Certificate in $25.00 increments.
How long are Gift Certificates valid for?
Gift Certificates are good for 1-year from date of issue.
Are Gift Certificates redeemable for cash?
Gift Certificates have no cash value but may be applied towards the purchase of a new or used golf car, part, accessory, or service.
What is your return policy?
Every item sold at Glenn’s Golf Car Central LLC comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your order upon arrival, Glenn’s Golf Car Central LLC will refund your money (excluding shipping and handling charges), or exchange any item within 30 days from the date of order.
Customers are responsible for all shipping charges on returned items. For your protection, please ensure any package returned for its full value.
No returns will be permitted for any electrical or special order purchases.
COD’s are not accepted.
If you have a return, you will need to fill out this return form here: https://www.glennsgolfcar.com/forms/Glenns_Return_Form.pdf
Can I order by mail?
Yes. You can download our order form here: https://www.glennsgolfcar.com/forms/Glenns_Order_Form.pdf