Common Questions

Custom Golf Carts

How fast does a Cary Cart Company street legal golf cart go?

In order to be street legal, the cart must go between 20 to 25 miles per hour.



Can I get a gas-powered street legal golf cart?

No, federal law requires that all Low-Speed Vehicles be electric.


How do I go about getting a license plate for my street legal golf cart?

When you pick up your cart we will give you all the necessary paperwork to go to DMV to get your tags.


Do you deliver?

Yes, we offer nationwide delivery.


Do I have to have my street legal golf cart inspected?

When you pick up your cart from us, it will come with your first North Carolina safety inspection. After that, it’s your responsibility to have it inspected yearly, just as you would your car.


Can I have a lifted street legal golf cart?

Yes, you may lift your cart up to 6 inches.


Can I have big tires?

Yes, as long as they are DOT-rated.


Why do I need a street-legal golf cart?

More and more municipalities are mandating the use of a low-speed vehicle vs a regular golf cart.


Can you convert my standard golf cart to a street-legal cart?

More than likely. We will assess your current cart and determine what is needed to make it street legal. After we assess it, we will give you a quote. If you accept it, we will bring your cart in and start transforming it to a street-legal vehicle.


Where can you drive a street-legal cart?

You may drive it on any road that is has a speed limit of 35 mph or less.


Do I need insurance for my street legal golf cart?

Yes, it is mandated by the state of North Carolina. Call your insurance agent with your cart’s VIN number and they will help you from there.


Golf Cart Rentals


Do I need to reserve my golf cart in advance?

Yes and No.   On Bald Head Island we will have carts available every day early in the day as the day goes on we might sell out. We advise you to make your reservation the night before or 1st thing in the morning on the day you plan to visit the island. http://bhicarts.com.

On Ocean Isle, it’s strongly recommended to book as early. we will sell out the summer months by the end of spring.  https://carycartco.com/ocean-isle-rentals/


When and where do I pick up my cart?
On Bald Head Island you can pick up your cart at our rental hut right behind the dockmaster building.
On Ocean Isle, Your cart will be waiting for you at your rental home by 4 pm on the day your rental begins.


How often should I charge my cart?

Plug your cart in and charge it after each use.  Keep it plugged in a good 8-10 hours overnight.


What if I have cart trouble?

In the unforeseen event that you have cart trouble and need assistance please call us and we will get it taken care of as soon as possible.


How old do you have to be to rent/drive a Cart?

You must be 21 to rent a Cary Cart Company cart and be a licensed driver to operate the cart.