Blog posts for October 2014

Golf Carts on Halloween

If you live in a community that allows golf carts to share the road then a great use would be to shuttle your little ghouls or goblins around on Halloween.

This is a great way to trick or treat with your family but be sure to stay smart and safe this holiday season. It is a good idea to get your cart prepped for the big day in advance.  To do so just go through this simple checklist

       * Make sure that your brake lights and turn signals are working properly
       * Clean all safety reflectors including your slow moving vehicle triangle
       * Check that your batteries are accepting a full charge
       * Visually check your battery cables and replace if necessary
       * If you don’t already have a full set of safety belts install them now

Some people enjoy decorating there carts to get into the spooky holiday mood just be sure that your decoration don’t interfere with any safety restraints or required lighting.  In fact if you want to make a great show cart that is sure

to impress why not try our Under Body LEDLight Kit.  This kit features a four piece multi-colored flexible tube that is easy to install to your carts underbody.  It also includes 27 ultra-bright LEDs per tube to give you a vibrant color, and since this is a multi-color system you can dial it into a nice festive orange or a rich blood red to set your trick or treating mood.


Steve WilmerWritten by Steve Wilmer

Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint.  This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.  Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.


Improving the way you look at golf cart parts & accessories

We are constantly adding new parts and products to our line and we are also always looking for new ways to improve our customers’ product knowledge as well.  The key to selling is having a firm grasp on product knowledge.  That is why we are working on creating more videos that clearly indicate what our products are and how they work.  These videos aren’t meant to be a pushy in your face sales pitch they are just designed to show you what you need to know.  If we do something wrong (we know we aren’t perfect) please let us know and we will do our best to correct it.

To kick off these videos we have put together some new tools that we are going to carry to help you get control of the cables in your life.  These tools include wire cutters, strippers, crimpers, etc.  If you have any suggestions on other products just send us a note and we will add it to the list we are currently working on.

Here are the first two videos in the product demo series for tools:


Steve WilmerWritten by Steve Wilmer

Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint.  This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.  Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.


The passing of a friend, colleague, musician, Ernie Williford

Ernie WillifordIt is with deep personal regret that I inform you of Ernie Williford's death. Ernie passed away Monday October 6th after a long struggle with cancer. Each of us not only grieves the passing of a tremendous individual but also for the loss his family suffers. We have lost a dear friend and valued colleague.

In lieu of flowers or cards the family asks that you make a donation to either The American Cancer Society or Sarasota Hospice.


Steve WilmerWritten by Steve Wilmer

Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint.  This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.  Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.


Cleaning your golf cart battery terminals

It is a good idea to do a regular maintenance of your golf carts batteries.  Over time corrosion will build up on the terminals and interfere with the connection to the cables and reduce your carts performance.  Here is a basic tutorial on how to clean and care for your battery.

Before you begin make sure you remove rings and bracelets.

Step 1

Spray the terminal posts with a battery terminal cleaner spray (BTC321)

Step 2

Rinse battery off and clean off any debris from the battery.

Step 3

Unfasten the cable from the negative (-) terminal post followed by the positive (+) terminal post on the leads to the controller.

Step 4

Examine the battery for cracks or bulging if this is found you will need to replace your battery.

Step 5

Check the posts threads for cross threads or damage to the posts.  If you have threads that are damaged you may need to run a die down the thread to ensure a tight connection.

Step 6

Then use the Battery Terminal Tool (TO009) and turn it clockwise a few rotations to resurface the terminal connection point.

Step 7

Reattach all cables.

Step 8

Spray (BTP320) Battery Terminal Protection Spray to reduce the corrosion and prolong battery life.


Steve WilmerWritten by Steve Wilmer

Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint.  This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.  Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.