Whether you find yourself needing more golf car cargo room, more passenger room, or both, it can be tough to know which rear seat kit is designed to best fit your needs. This is a case where not all rear seat kits are created equally. This quick guide will help you make the best decision for your golf car.
What is Your Main Objective?
Before you purchase a golf car rear seat kit, think about your primary need and ask yourself these questions:
- Do I need more cargo space? If so, what kind of space?
- Do I need more passenger room?
- Do I need both?
- Am I also a golfer and need to carry my golf bag?
- How much weight does the rear seat kit need to support?
Once you think about these questions, continue to select the perfect rear seat kit. Keep in mind that it is recommended that every golf car with an aftermarket rear seat kit be upgraded to heavy duty leaf springs. Not only will it make for a smoother passenger ride, but it will also prevent the golf car from rubbing and causing possible damage.
I Need Cargo Space
If you use your golf car for gardening, hauling cargo, hunting, or carrying any type of cargo on a regular basis, you will want to purchase a rear seat kit that accommodates cargo and heavy weight. The average rear seat kit has a fold down cargo bed that is perfect for supporting a large cooler, beach equipment, or any other cargo of average weight. Since the bed is flat, keep a set of bungee cords handy to strap the cargo down.
If you are transporting mulch, rock, or using the rear seat to carry hunting game, you will want to consider a rear seat kit with contained cargo space and a higher weight capacity. Rear seat kits with spring loaded tailgates and composite board cargo platforms will carry far more cargo and remain durable project after project.
I Need Passenger Space
Cruising your golf car around with your children or friends comfortably seated on the rear seat is so much fun, especially for those who live in a community where golf cars are a primary means of transportation. If you will not be using the cargo space of the seat kit very often, opt for a less expensive seat kit with a 400lb weight capacity and upgrade with comfy seat cushions and cup holders. Your passengers will be riding in style and will appreciate you for it.
Don’t forget to keep your rear passengers safe with seat belts, especially if they are children.
I Need Both Cargo Space and Additional Seating
I love a person who needs it all…I can relate. I have scoured the country for the best, most durable and multi-functional golf car rear seat kit and the winner is: The Max5.
If you have not yet seen the Max5 rear seat kit, get ready to be amazed. The Max5 is exceptionally durable, made from industrial grade polymers and rust-proof aluminum, and is also lightweight. It includes a safety bar for securing passengers and for ease of getting on and off. Cup holders are included for added passenger convenience and the seat backs are adjustable to accommodate the various heights of children and adult passengers. The cargo deck may be used in conjunction with the soft cargo carrier or the drop in cargo bed. Other add-ons include a beach chair rack, a golf bag rack, an additional under seat storage bin and a trailer hitch. What more could you want?
The beautiful thing about golf cars is that they can be easily customized to suit your individual needs. Do you need more help with selecting the perfect rear seat or other customizations for your golf car? I am always happy to help. Email me at Julie@wheelzllc.com.
About the Author: The Owner of WHEELZ Custom Carts & Accessories, Julie Starr was one of the industry’s first online retailers of golf car products. Her eCommerce store, www.WHEELZLLC.com, has been serving golf car owners since 2008 and the store remains a popular online shopping experience for golf car owners who want to take their golf cars to the next level.