Category Archives: Technically Speaking

TS (MarApr15) – AGM Batteries

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By: Matt Vallez AGM BATTERIES EXPLAINED This article first appeared in the Mar/Apr 2010 Golf Car News Magazine, It has been updated and fact checked for this re-release. Battery geeks have long heralded the coming of new battery technology, to all including the golf car industry for years, 22 last I counted. During this whole time the wet cell lead-acid… Read more »

TS (JanFeb15) – Custom Golf Cars

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By: Matt Vallez In this issue, we’re showing off the top submissions for the Most Exotic Golf Car contest. I love this competition, and most of the entries we received were excellent. But you might be wondering exactly what makes a golf cart exotic. Does it need a custom paint job or big tires and wheels? Is it elongated with… Read more »

TS (NovDec14) – EVs

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By: Matt Vallez There is a brand new car in my driveway. It has no gas tank or exhaust pipe, and I drive it to work on the freeway every day since I brought it home. Unfortunately, for my wallet, it was not manufactured in Augusta or Newnan Georgia. However, there will be more than just golf cars that the… Read more »

TS (Sep/Oct14) – Fleet Maintenance

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By: Matt Vallez This article was originally published in the Golf Car News Nov / Dec 2008 issue, it has been fact checked and updated as needed. If you own or maintain a fleet of gas golf cars, you have two key times for yearly maintenance: spring or fall. At the end of the season, do you procrastinate until next… Read more »

TS (Jul/Aug14) – Lyte-Lock Battery Covers

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By: Matt Vallez This originally appeared in May 2012 Golf Car News Magazine and has been fact checked and up dated for this issue As I am sure you are aware, electric golf carts are powered by rechargeable, lead acid batteries. These deep cycle batteries are designed to give the cart a steady discharge of power over a long period… Read more »

TS (MayJun14) – Remanufacturing vs replacing

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By: Matt Vallez In this time of “all green is good” remanufacturing is the new recycling. Saving anything from going into the landfill is now chic, and what used to be considered the cheap way to go is now the environmentally friendly approach. Fixing things is now in style and has always been a good alternative in certain situations. So… Read more »

TS (MarApr14) – Solar Cars

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By: Matt Vallez This article was originally published in Golf Car News Magazine January issue 2012. It has been fact checked and updated for this publication. Solar and golf cars have been paired together since the early 1990’s, the problem has always been they have not worked well together. They seem like a natural; an electric golf car and sun… Read more »

TS (JanFeb14) – Double A Arm Lift Kits

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By: Matt Vallez Today we will talk about lift kits, not just any lift kits but the new breed of lift kits known as the “Double A- Arm” lift kits. But first let’s go back in time to how this style of lift kit came to be. The first lift kits were simple axle lifts on E-Z-GO’s and “Z” bar… Read more »

TS (NovDec13) – Yearly Maintenance

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By: Matt Vallez If you own or maintain a fleet of gas golf cars, you have two key times for yearly maintenance: spring or fall. At the end of the season, do you procrastinate until next year, or do you “get ‘er done” (as they say in the South) so those cars are ready for an early spring? Personally, I… Read more »

TS (SepOct13) – Lyte-Lock Battery Covers

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Reprint by: Matt Vallez While your golf cart is charging, it may be sending you a message. As I am sure you are aware, electric golf carts are powered by rechargeable, lead acid batteries. These deep cycle batteries are designed to give the cart a steady discharge of power over a long period of time as compared to a short-term… Read more »