Golf Cart Covers: Tips When Purchasing a Cover
Updated: Nov 8
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic types of golf cart covers available today, plus why covering your cart is important in many different situations. A golf cart cover is one of the most important accessories you'll purchase for this vehicle, and ensuring you have the right cover for your needs is similarly important.
At Cricket Carts Direct, we're proud to not only offer a wide selection of the best electric golf carts and mini golf carts on the market, but also to provide golf cart accessories that include several different top and cover variations. In today's part two of our series, we'll look at some of the key areas to be paying attention to as you select any kind of cover for your golf cart.
Size of the Cart
As you may have guessed, one of the most important factors when selecting a golf cart cover is simply the size of your vehicle. If you have a standard-sized golf cart, you'll likely be able to find a good fit in more places than if your cart is seen as oversized or undersized.
If you're unsure about which size cover you need for your golf cart, it's important to first check your manufacturer's specifications. Most golf carts offer a chart of sizing information that you can use to determine the right size cover.
Another way to ensure you get the right fit is to measure and note the length, width, and height of your cart. You'll want to be sure any sizes given on the product listing aren't just the cart's stock size, but rather its actual measurements.
Another important factor to consider as you select a golf cart cover is the material it's made of. Though many people assume that all covers are pretty much equal in terms of materials, this may be far from true.
In fact, there are several different options when it comes to which kind of material your cart cover may be made from. While most are made from heavy-duty vinyl, some are designed with fabric in mind.
When choosing a material for your cart cover, it's important to consider not only the durability of the product, but also what kind materials you're working with and how they'll interact with your vehicle. For example, many golf carts use batteries that may be affected by certain types of material.
Similarly, while many golf cart covers are waterproof, some will repel water and moisture more effectively than others. If you live in a very rainy area or if your cart is subjected to heavy rain regularly, you'll probably want to select a cover that's able to keep the vehicle safe from moisture without damage.
Cleaning and Maintenance
While you're likely to do a fair amount of upkeep and cleaning for your golf cart, you may want to consider getting a cover that acts as an additional layer between the elements and your vehicle.
When selecting a cover, it's important to note not just what kind of weather conditions it's able to withstand, but also whether or not it can be easily cleaned.
For example, if you live near the ocean or other bodies of water and you may be driving your golf cart through salt water or rain on occasion, finding a cover that can repel this type of moisture will likely be important to keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape.