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Street Legal vs Non-Street Legal Golf Carts For Sale

Many people have questions when it comes to street legal golf carts, and it can be confusing to understand why certain electric vehicles are classified as non-street legal. While we can help shed some light on the subject, we always recommend checking your local laws before purchasing a street-legal vehicle to make sure they are accepted in your area. Low Speed Vehicles (LSV’s) are built to meet the federal requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT). They can only have speeds up to 25 mph, and must include DOT-approved upgrades such as seatbelts, windshield with wipers, headlights, taillights, and turn signals. Because the street legal models have these upgrades, they are assigned a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) so it can be registered, tagged and titled at a DMV like a car (insurance may also be required in your state). This means any person with a license can drive their street legal cart on roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less, and can cross a road of 45 mph or less. One of Bintelli’s most popular street legal golf carts for sale would be the Bintelli 4pr model. Non-street legal...

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Maintaining Your Electric Golf Cart

Performing regular maintenance on your electric golf cart, street legal golf cart, or low-speed vehicle is the best way to ensure your vehicle stays in peak performance. Consistent care and attention can not only prevent costly premature repairs, it can also help extend the life of your batteries while keeping your vehicle looking good and running well.  Owner’s or Operation Manual First, be sure to download a copy of your owner’s or operation manual so you can read about your detailed maintenance guide and troubleshoot any issues when things go wrong. If you did not receive a copy at your time of purchase, here’s a quick list of our available operation manuals for Bintelli Electric Vehicles: Standard Street Legal Golf CartSport Golf CartLifted Golf CartBubble LSVElectric Shuttle Batteries Your batteries are arguably one of the most important components of your electric vehicle or golf cart. Not only are they your eco-friendly source of energy, they can also be one the most expensive wearable parts to replace over the lifetime of your golf cart. Here in Charleston, SC we build our...

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Gas vs Electric: Which Golf Cart is Right for You?

There are many things to consider when choosing which between a gas or electric golf cart, so we'll go over the basic differences and determining factors to help you decide which is best for you. Golf carts first came about in the 1930s, designed for the periodic stopping and starting required on the golf course, but they were not commonly accepted and used in the golfing community until the 1950s. Gas-powered golf carts run off a small gasoline engine and electric start setup, while electric golf carts are powered by an electric motor with a set of deep cycle batteries that come with an outlet charger. Fun fact: the first gas-powered golf cart was not invented until the late 1950s, much later than the first electric models! The real question is, how do you plan to use your golf cart? If you plan to operate your cart continuously for two hours or longer without stopping, you need a gas-powered golf cart. Electric golf carts typically reach up to 30 miles on a single charge, so you would not have enough power to last for that length of time. You can...

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Safety Tips for Operating Your Street Legal Golf Cart

When it comes to operating your street legal golf cart or electric vehicle, safety should always be your top priority. You may think it’s hard to get injured on a golf cart, but more golf cart accidents happen per year than most people realize. Even though it’s fun to ride, it’s also important to keep you in your friends and family safe. Here are a few tips from Bintelli on how to safely operate your golf cart. Keep your arms and legs in the vehicle at all times. One of the most common golf cart injuries are related to limb exposure. Do not overload your vehicle by squeezing more passengers than it is designed for. Every electric golf cart has a weight limit to prevent overloading, which can cause permanent damage to the motor. Wear a seat belt when possible, and make sure your passengers are buckled up before moving too. Our street legal carts for sale are required to have seat belts, but not all carts come with this feature. Installation of seat belts can prevent passengers from being ejected from the cart in the event of a sudden stop, sharp turn,...

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