Golf cart locks and/or security tips can prevent your cart from being stolen or taken for a joy ride. In our golf cart community it's not uncommon to read about golf cart thefts in our local paper. Often the carts are just taken for a joy ride and then abandoned but other times the cart is gone for good.
Of course the best security solution is to store your cart in a garage.
Home owners in our golf cart community often have a golf cart garage that's usually like a 3rd garage but smaller than the garage space for your car. If you have the space, store your cart in the garage when not in use.
Many people are unaware that the key that usually comes with your golf cart is what is called a "common" key, which means it can be used to drive other similar golf carts.
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So if your cart is parked outside and you've removed the key, someone could come with a "common" key and drive away with your cart. However, it's very inexpensive to replace a lost common key or to have extras on hand for several drivers.Common Golf Cart Keys
A "unique" key requires the installation of a new key switch. Look for the words "unique" or "uncommon". This means that the key for your golf cart cannot work with anyone else's cart nor can someone with a common key use it to start your golf cart.
This golf cart part is specific to your golf cart make and model as well as the year it was manufactured. Also the ignition key switch is specific to a gas or an electric cart.
A kit usually comes with an ignition switch and two unique keys that cannot be used on any other golf cart.Golf Cart Unique Key Switches and Keys
Feel more comfortable about leaving your golf cart outside unattended by securing it with a golf cart tire lock.
Here is a picture of a golf cart lock that locks onto your wheels/tires.
Put the lock onto the wheel, push and lock. Pay attention to the size of your tire width and wheel thickness.
Most of the locks have a 10" tire width maximum and a 7" wheel thickness maximum.Golf Cart Locks for Tires
Golf cart steering wheel locks attach to the steering wheel so that one cannot turn the wheel or operate the golf cart. It is a simple and easy to use lock, and a visible deterrent to anyone who may be thinking of taking your cart on an "unauthorized" ride.
Golf cart locks for your steering wheel means you don't have to bend down and get near the ground to lock and unlock your security device.
The Club Steering Wheel Lock...
The Club UTL800 Utility Lock is a favorite and commonly used lock.
Another option is a golf cart security bar.
Use a chain lock with a combination as your golf cart lock to keep your cart secure. This inexpensive option can work for any golf cart and provides a simple easy solution to locking up your cart.
Simply wrap the chain around the steering wheel and a windshield strut. No need to buy a lock that is specific to your cart model or make.Chain Locks with Combination
A GPS tracker or tracking system is becoming increasingly more popular as a security measure for golf carts.
These systems use GPS technology to track the location of the golf cart, allowing owners to monitor its whereabouts in real-time and assist in locating it if stolen. You can get trackers that require a monthly subscription and trackers with no subscription. Other features to consider are the battery life, if it is waterproof, and installation requirements.
Secure your golf cart and prevent anyone from stealing your cart with golf cart locks and these security measures.
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