Blog posts for June 2014

Where is the Information Found?

Here is some basic info that will help you find your cart’s serial number, model number, and year. If you didn’t know where to look I hope this will help you out.


Club Car

For 81 and newer the serial number is just under the glove box on the passenger side. For older than 81 lift the seat and look for the aluminum I beam that is close to the battery on the drivers side. If it has two brake pedals it is between 1975-1980


EZ-GO

For 94-present there is a plate in the glove box on the passengers side of the cart. The year can be identified by the manufacturers number not the serial number. For 1976  1993 the plate is located under the glove box and as before the year can be determined by the manufacturers number not the serial number.


Yamaha

Well Yamahas are a little more tricky because they change model numbers often but this should help.

First find the serial number. Then match the serial number to the chart below to find the year.

Serial Number Location

G1  Found under the rear bumper stamped into the square cross member of frame
G2  found under the rear bumper stamped into the square cross member of the frame on the passengers side of vehicle
G2  (88-90)  found under the seat where the floor board meets the engine
G9  found under the seat where the floorboard meets the engine compartment
G14/G16/G19/G20  Found running vertically just under the glove box on the far left of the drivers side

(Click Here for a run down of all the Yamaha Models & years)


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.


EZGO’s S4 & L4 and your options

For our EZGO authorized dealers out there you most likely have come across EZGO’s S4 or L4, but for those of you who haven’t here is a little info on these rugged carts.

The Express S4 is EZGO’s four passenger cart with a rugged off road stance.  It comes standard with a front brush guard, headlights, fold-down rear seat, fuel gauge, and 20x11-10 uni-directional tires. This cart is available in either gas or electric and as you can see from the video below it is really a stylish option that EZGO is offering.  The electric model is 48v with six 8v batteries with a rear axle ratio of 14.76:1 and a top speed of 17mph.

EZGO S4

The Express L4 is nearly identical to the S4 in that it is a 48v with a 14.76:1 gear ratio but it is listed as running at only 15mph on level ground.  The L4 does come with additional features such as two-tone seats, polished spoke wheels, taillights, brake lights & cup holders.

EZGO L4

Since these carts are not standard EZGO’s the standard accessories will not work on them, but we now are offering some options to our dealers who have customers with these carts looking for some options.  We have enclosures for these models along with standard folding windshields in either clear or tinted, and also AS4 street legal windshields or street legal packages that include everything you would need to make your S4 or L4 road worthy.


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.


Part Numbers Simplified

Ordering is easy when you know how to read the part number! I just wanted to take a moment to explain how simple our part numbers truly are. All of our part numbers start with two or three letters and generally they are an abbreviation of the part. This makes it easier for everyone so instead of having a random number assigned to a part like some vendors you can most times identify a part number by just looking at it instead of having to look it up which always takes time.  Time most dealers don't want to waste on the computer or in a catalog.

Example: Steering Wheel would be SW or

Light Package would be LP.
The first number to follow the letters indicates the cart type that the part is designed

Cart
1 EZGO
2 CLUB CAR
3 YAMAHA

Finally, at the end of the item number is where you would find your specific style or color. Such as:

Color Style
1 Light blue F Carbon Fiber
2 Gray B Burled
3 Tan T Titanium
4 Burgundy
5 Green
8 Navy
9 Red
0 Black

SC 3 14 4

SC = Seat Cover
3 = Yamaha
14 = G-14
4 = Burgundy

As always if you need any assistance just give us a call (800) 541-8333


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.


Office Computers: Your Company’s Connection to the World

A large majority of business wouldn’t be able to survive and thrive without office computers.  Computers are more affordable now than ever before but you need to know what you are looking and know what you need before taking the plunge and getting one.  Some people make the mistake and go to the big box stores and talk to someone with very little experience and little knowledge on what you actually need and within an hour you have spent far more money then you should have on what they wanted you to buy.  So before you go and talk to a Nerd or Genius, look over these tips for buying and setting up your office computer.  It could save you a lot of aggravation and money as well.

Step One – Know what you want the computer to do

This may sound very simple but it is often overlooked.  Take out a sheet of paper and seriously think about what you hope to accomplish with a company computer. 

Will you use it to access the Internet to source parts and find cart manuals? 
Will you use it to set up your company website or update your blog or social media?
Will you use it to keep your bookkeeping digitally?
Will you make instructional videos?
Will you make promotional materials: flyers, banners, ads…?

These questions will not only help you to understand what hardware you would need in a computer but also the software required.  Once you know what you want to do you will have a much easier time identifying what you need. 

Step Two – Know where to buy

Now where to go to find your office computer?  The Internet is the best place to quickly find deals on computers and if you look on sites like tigerdirect.com or newegg.com you can sometimes find PCs that have been refurbished and still come with a warranty.

For example I found this setup on Tigerdirect.com:

HP Desktop with:

3.00Ghz processor
2GB DDR2 Memory
80GB Hardrive
DVD-ROM
Windows 7

This desktop comes with a mouse and a keyboard.  So you will also need a monitor.

Gateway 19.5” LED Widescreen Monitor – Refurbished.

For the software: The basic software you will need is Microsoft Office and I found that on tigerdirect as well so for this basic setup office computer would come to $275.26 before shipping.

Now this is more than enough to handle a large majority of your office needs.  If you were to go to bestbuy.com to and search for a desktop package you would pay around $540 plus freight.

Step Three – Protect your investment

Finally there are a few additional things you will need to do to ensure that you protect your investment.  First, I would recommend you configure Microsoft’s Security Essentials to help guard your computer against virus and spyware.  I would also suggest you download Malwarebytes to protect against malware.  Second, you should set up a backup system.  Now this doesn’t have to be elaborate it can be as simple as writing on your calendar to back up your important files to an external hard drive every Friday.

I hope these tips will help you on your way to adding an office computer to your business and with so many of your customers connected with various devices you can’t really afford to not be connected as well.


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.