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EZGO Medalist and TXT models (1994 to present)
The serial number and manufacturer's number for these EZGO golf cart models can be found on a plate located in the glove box on the passenger's side of the vehicle, or above the engine/batteries area on the frame. The serial number is either six or seven numbers and does not indicate the model year. The manufacturer's number does reflect the model year. This will have one letter and three or four numbers which will include two numbers indicating the last two digits are the year it was manufactured.


Marathon (1976-1994)

serial number and manufacturer's number for these EZGO golf cart models can be found on a plate located under the glove box on the passenger's side of the vehicle. The serial number is either six or seven numbers and does not indicate the model year. The manufacturer's number does reflect the model year. This series will have one letter and three or four numbers which will include two numbers indicating last two digits are the year it was manufactured

EZGO Golf Carts (prior to 1976)
On EZGO golf carts prior to 1976,you can find the serial number plate on the fender skirt under the driver's side seat. There is no simple formula for vehicles manufactured before 1976. You must e-mail us with all these numbers so we can help determine what model year you have. Please include all the numbers that you find on the plate.



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Club Car Precedent
serial number and manufacturer's number for these EZGO golf cart 2003 and newer the have positioned their serial numbers in glove box on the passengers side of the vehicle. The first two numbers (not letters) indicate the last two digits of the year of manufacture.

Club Car DS
Since 1981 have positioned their serial numbers just under the glove box on the passengers side of the vehicle. The first two numbers (not letters) indicate the last two digits of the year of manufacture.

*NOTE* If your golf cart was made in the year 2000 then you need let us know which style of back seat that you have. This is needed to ensure that you will receive the proper parts for your Club Car.

Club Car DS 2000.5-present
Models have a connected (one piece) seat back, also have black top supports, and thicker top with handles on each side of the of the top.

Club Car DS 1982-2000.5
Models have (two) distinct split seat backs, also silver aluminum top supports, and have a thin top.

Club Car Golf Carts prior to 1981
You can find the serial number by raising the seat and locating the aluminum, I-beam frame section closest to the batteries on the driver's side of the car. If the serial number plate has been removed, you can confirm it is a 1975-1980 model if it has two brake pedals and one accelerator pedal.



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G1
cart serial numbers can be found under the rear bumper stamped into the square cross member of the frame.

G2
Early Yamaha Golf Carts with Model G2 serial numbers can be found under the rear bumper stamped into the square cross member of the frame on the passenger's side of the vehicle. From 1988 through 1990 the G2 serial number can be found under the seat where the floorboard meets the engine compartment.

G9
Yamaha Model G9 golf cart serial numbers can be found under the seat where the floorboard meets the engine compartment.

G14/G16/G19/G20/G22
These serial numbers can be found running vertically just under the glove box on the far left of the driver's side of the vehicle.

The first three digits of a Yamaha serial number will determine the model (not the year) this information is all you need to order parts and accessories. Use the chart below to determine the model of your golf car.

JU2=G22 ELECTRIC JU0=G22 GAS/td>
JR1=G19 ELECTRIC JR8=G20 and G21 GAS
JN8=G16 ELECTRIC JN6=G16 GAS
JN4=G14 ELECTRIC JN3=G14 GAS
JG6 AND JH7=G9 ELECTRIC JR3 AND JJ3=G11 GAS
JF3=G8 ELECTRIC JG5=G9 GAS
J51=G5 ELECTRIC JF2=G8 GAS
J46=G3 ELECTRIC J50=G5 GAS
J56, JE2, J41=G2 ELECTRIC J42=G3 GAS
J36, J26, J14=G1 ELECTRIC J55, JA2, J38, J31, J24, J17, J10=G1 GAS



Please Contact Us if you need help identifying your vehicle.

1.  Which golf cart is best; Gas or Electric?
2.  Are 48 volt golf carts more powerful than 36 volt ones?
3.  How long does it take to charge a set of batteries?
4.  How long will my cart run on a full charge?
5.  Do you service golf carts before you sell them?
6.  Are my batteries 6 Volt, 8 volt, or 12 volt?
7.  What kind of maintenance should I be doing myself?
8.  How often should I have my golf cart serviced by Carolina Custom Carts?
9.  Is it important to use distilled water in my batteries?
10.  What can I use to clean my plastic windshield?

Which golf cart is best; Gas or Electric?
The first major decision to make when purchasing a new golf car is to choose between gas or battery powered. There are pros and cons for each side. This page details these points for both gas and electric powered golf carts. Gas or Electric?

 

Are 48 volt golf carts more powerful than 36 volt ones?
You might think that 48, being a higher number, is a more powerful system. Golf carts have controllers that have a certain amount of amperage. This is one key feature to receiving power, another being the motor. Every manufacturer has a different size motor and controller with different program settings for the two. Therefore, 48 volts does not necessarily mean you are getting more power. The different drive systems will allow you to climb those steep hills. We have built carts that travel over 40mph by changing out the controller and/or motor. Contact us so we can customize a golf cart to fit your individual needs.

 

How long does it take to charge a set of batteries?
Golf cart batteries normally take 2-8 hours to fully charge. Some carts with older batteries will take longer because of the sulfur build up they have accumulated over time. Another factor is the extent of use you put on the cart before charging it. Make sure to check the water levels before charging your unit and never overfill the batteries.

 

How long will my cart run on a full charge?
Golf carts normally travel between 15 and 30 miles on one charge depending on the terrain you are driving, load you are carrying, and the age of your batteries. Older batteries will definitely be restricted by this mileage.

 

Do you service golf carts before you sell them?
For gas carts we replace the air, fuel, and oil filters. We then put new spark plugs and oil in the cart. We also adjust the valves and tighten the starter generator belt. When needed, we clean and adjust the brakes. We also grease all the points around the cart while checking the air in the tires.

 

Are my batteries 6 Volt, 8 volt, or 12 volt?
Count the fill holes in the batteries: 3 holes= 6 Volt; 4 holes=8 Volt; 6 holes=12 Volt.

 

What kind of maintenance should I be doing myself?
You need to do 3 things on a monthly basis:
- Wash battery tops, battery compartment, underside of vehicle & clean with baking soda/water solution.
- Keep battery water filled to proper level with distilled water.
- Check your tires air pressure & adjust if necessary.
How often should I have my golf cart serviced by Carolina Custom Carts?
It depends on how much "use" is being put on the golf cart. Under normal circumstances if the golf cart is used 3 or more times a week, you should have it serviced every 6 months.

 

Is it important to use distilled water in my batteries?
It is best to use distilled water in your batteries to avoid adding minerals that are found in other types of water.

 

What can I use to clean my plastic windshield?
Never use ammonia or alcohol based cleaners on acrylic! You can find cleaners that are safe for acrylic/plastic in our showroom or soon to be in our online store.

 

  • The first thing you've got to consider when deciding between a gas or electric golf cart is how often you'll be using it. The longer you'll be driving it at any given time the more you should consider going with a gas golf cart.

    With an electric golf cart you can get about 30 to 40 miles and 2 hours of pedal time with a single charge, whereas with a gas golf cart you can pretty much drive all day. If you'll be using your golf cart for large farm maintenance or weekend hunting trips then the amount of drive time from an electric cart might not be enough.
  • Another thing to consider is how much power you'll need from your golf cart. As you can probably guess, gas golf carts have got a lot more power than their electric counter-parts. If you've got a lot of heavy towing and hauling, or a lot of steep inclines, then an electric golf cart might not have enough muscle for you.
  • You'll also need to factor in the cost of operating your golf cart. If you break it down, it costs about $0.02 per mile to run an electric cart compared to an estimated average of $0.10 to $0.15 per mile to run a gas cart, making an electric golf cart more affordable by comparison.

    The cost of operating a gas golf cart depends on gas prices as well as the fuel efficiency of your cart. The cost of charging your golf cart is consistently inexpensive, although the cost of replacing your batteries can add up. If you go with an electric golf cart you should properly maintain your batteries to maximize their lifespan.
  • Finally, you should consider how environmentally conscious you should be. Electric golf carts are emission free, and therefore better for the environment, which is also one of their biggest selling points.

    This is especially important if you will be driving your golf cart indoors. For instance, driving an electric golf cart inside of a warehouse is perfectly safe, while driving a gas golf cart in the same warehouse can be hazardous to your health.