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The Top Ten Most Popular Golf Cart Accessories & Parts

The Top 10 Most Popular Golf Cart Accessories of 2020

We run the world’s best website to outfit your golf cart with parts and accessories. After 200,000+ items purchased by our customers since 2014, here’s what the data shows people buy most often for their carts (and what's hot now)!

For this year's list, some items have fallen off our list and have been replaced by new items, while many others have firmly held onto their rightful place in the Top 10 list of the best selling golf cart accessories on the market. Now let's get to the good stuff! We give you, the best selling golf cart accessories on the market in 2020:

10. Golf Cart Light Kits

Coming in at number ten on our list for 2020, is the incredibly popular golf cart light kit category. Whether you are looking to light up your night-time drives around the neighborhood and camp site, or you’re looking to turn your cart into a street legal machine – a golf cart light kit is what you need to achieve it!

Golf cart light kits typically come in either street legal or non-street legal styles. Once you select the style of golf cart light kit you need, all you have to choose is whether you would like LED type lights or Halogen type light bulbs. More recently, aftermarket companies such as MadJax, RHOX and Route 66 have released automotive-style headlight kits featuring daytime running lights and self-cancelling turn signals for their 2020 product lineup.

With so many manufacturers now beginning to include light kits on their carts from the factory, this category fell from 5th position last year to 10th place this year on our most popular sellers list. But the majority of golf carts on the road are pre-2016 and don't feature headlights from the factory, which makes golf cart lights one of our most popular selling accessories! 

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9. Golf Cart Covers & Enclosures

Never get caught in the rain while you’re out at lunch or visiting a friend’s place again! Driveable golf cart covers and golf cart enclosures allow you to enjoy your cart in all types of weather. One of the major reasons this accessory is so popular is because they can be installed in just a few minutes without the need for any tools (most just get thrown "over-the-top" of the cart).

When purchasing a golf cart enclosure (or storage covers, to be used while your cart is parked) look for a high-quality enclosure that is made with heavy-duty protective vinyl doors made of strong tarpaulin with 12-gauge, marine-grade, super clear PVC windows. Buying an enclosure made of these heavier duty materials will ensure you’re not replacing it after just a few seasons. All of the enclosures and covers carried on our site meet these standards!

To read more about golf cart covers and enclosures, the differences in styles, installation and construction check out this article: Golf Cart Covers & Enclosures Explained

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8. Golf Cart Steering Wheels

Clocking in at #8 (same position as last year), and just as popular as ever! A new custom golf cart steering wheel will make your cart feel like a new animal and is one of the top upgrade choices made by our customers! Factory steering wheels are not bad looking, but are typically made of plastic material that does not feel comfortable to hold for extended periods of time and tends to look “cheap”. That's because a factory golf cart steering wheel is designed to be used for short intervals while getting in and out of the cart during a round of golf. But when you use your golf cart as much as our customers do (both on and off the course), a nicer steering wheel just makes sense!

A custom steering wheel can instantly make the commander’s seat of your cart look (and feel) like a million bucks! No more callouses on your hands, not with an upgraded steering wheel made with premium materials! All of the steering wheels we sell on our site also come with an adapter (chrome or black) for your cart to ensure fitment of your new wheel on your cart.

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7. Golf Cart Seat Covers

Golf cart seats take more abuse in their life than many other parts on the golf cart! Not only do riders tend to get up and sit down on golf cart seats more often (between shots on the golf course, or on short rides around their property); but golf carts are also exposed to harsh outdoor elements that breakdown seat material rather easily. This leads to golf cart seats wearing faster than other parts on the cart - which makes replacement necessary over time.

On the other end of things, let's just face it: basic factory golf cart seats can be BORING! Which is why our customers love ordering custom seat covers in a variety of colors and patterns. Simple "staple over" custom golf cart seat covers will make your golf cart more like you, with the color or pattern of your choice and an easy 5 minute installation over your existing seat cushions! While fully custom golf cart seat cushions and colors will give you a more comfortable and upgraded looking seat, with the style and colors of your choice.

Looking to match your collegiate colors or a professional sports team? No problem! We have options from mild to WILD. We also carry all original OEM replacement golf cart seat covers in manufacturer matched colors as well. We've got you covered (pun intended)!

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6. Golf Cart Fender Flares

Coming back in at #6 this year on our list are golf cart fender flares. Fender Flares are an incredibly popular addition (especially for lifted golf carts with offset wheels and bigger/wider tires). These flares help keep mud-sling and rainwater off your passengers on those damp days, and will give your cart the tough off-road look you desire, all at once!

There is a reason that Fender Flares are used in off-road trucking, on ATVs and Side-by-Side vehicles and in rally racing: they simply work when it comes to keeping mud off the driver, passengers and important components of the machine! The same principle applies to golf carts. And fender flares are relatively inexpensive too (around just $70 for a set of 4)!

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5. Golf Cart Windshield

Golf cart windshields are one of the most popular accessories you can buy for your golf cart. This year, windshields fell to #5 on our list (from #4 last year) as more manufacturers begin to include them on carts as standard equipment straight from the factory. Still the majority of carts don't come with a windshield installed on them, or windshields crack over time from use or develop a hazy, faded look to them.

Regardless of why you need a new golf cart windshield, it is the perfect accessory for keeping the wind, bugs and other elements off you and your passengers while riding. We offer wind shield kits in either tinted or clear finish, depending on which style you prefer. And every golf cart windshield we carry is impact modified so that it can withstand moderate impacts during use (without cracking). We also sell DOT AS5 certified windshields for street legal use!

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4. Golf Cart Mirrors

Making a big jump from #10 on our list last year up to #4 are golf cart mirrors, and it is easy to understand why! This accessory is incredibly popular with our customers since most carts from the factory have just one small center mounted rear-view mirror. While this small center factory mirror is perfect for the golf course, it is not safe for the neighborhood, the trails or on the street. Adding golf cart side mirrors or a larger golf cart rear view mirror to your cart allows you to command the road with increased safety while you're out riding.

Mirrors are a must have for driving your golf cart on the road or through your neighborhood (especially when converting your cart to a street legal golf cart). Our mirror kits typically come in either a wider angle (multi-panel) center mounted rear-view setup or a side-mount (passenger and driver’s side) set, which get mounted on the roof supports. And be sure to check out a set of LED golf cart side mirrors (with LED turn signal indicators built into them, just like on luxury vehicles).

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3. Golf Cart Seats & Golf Cart Rear Seat

It’s should come as no surprise that adding a rear seat to your golf cart would be one of the most popular accessories on the market. A golf cart rear seat kit instantly doubles your passenger carrying capacity, and gives your cart more utility in general (extra cargo space/cargo bed). Families and businesses alike love them (and need them)!

When purchasing golf cart seats it is important that the kit you choose is high quality (marine grade vinyl that won’t fade, tubular steel or aluminum construction, etc.). We also always recommend that the golf cat back seat you choose is a FLIP SEAT/FLIP-FLOP SEAT, which simply means the seat has the ability to fold down to be used to haul cargo. Stationary golf cart seats work fine, but limit what your cart can do with your cart; and since flip-flops cost the same price; they are an easy choice when purchasing! 

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2. Golf Cart Lift Kits

Up to #2 from #3 last year, it is hard to express just how popular golf cart lift kits are with golf cart owners everywhere! The fact of the matter is: if you want to fit bigger wheels and tires on your cart, or are looking to drive over rougher, off-road terrain; you will need a golf cart lift kit to get the job done! There are lift kits for all types of applications: from basic block lift kits (for just giving your cart a boost up in height) to long travel lift kits that will turn your cart into a true off-road Baja rock crawler.

We have a wonderful write up on the different lift kit types (and the tire sizes you can fit with them), so be sure to read through it before ordering your golf cart lift kit with us!

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1. Golf Cart Tires and Wheels

The easiest and quickest way to drastically change the look and feel of your cart (and the best bang-for-your-buck) is to add a fresh set of wheels and tires to it! Custom wheels and tires come in many design styles, sizes and colors. It can seem overwhelming when you start your search… but we have a wheel and tire article to help you. In general, golf cart tires come in diameters (height from ground to top of tire) ranging from 18" tall to 23" tall, and get mounted on aluminum and steel golf cart wheels sized 8" through 14". New to the market since the year 2019 are 15" golf cart wheels, but they are not as popular with customers yet (and offered in limited styles).

When shopping for wheels and tires, tire size is the most important factor (not wheel size) when determining if a particular golf cart wheel and tire combo will fit on your cart. All of the listings for both golf cart tires and wheel and tire combos on our website specify whether or not they will fit your particular golf cart. If you still have a question, you can always just give us a call at 1-844-422-7884, and we are happy to help!

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While the list above is the Top 10 most popular golf cart accessories that we sell on our site, there are literally thousands of accessories and parts out there to choose from when shopping for your cart! It is important that you purchase your golf cart parts from an experienced professional who will not misguide you (both costing you money and wasting your time).

We are always happy to help you with any and all golf cart related questions you might have. And as always, we guarantee your satisfaction here at the Golf Cart Tire Supply.

Happy carting!

Alex Sturwold of the Golf Cart Expert Team
Golf Cart Tire Supply

Last updated: 1/3/2020

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