Metrolina Cart Resources

Metrolina Carts is here to answer all your golf cart questions including how to make your cart street legal, golf cart ownership and maintenance, documentation, and more.

If you don’t find an answer to your question, give us a call today at 803-329-2278.
Want to ask us your question in person? We’re located at 1071 Albright Rd. in Rock Hill, SC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should charge your batteries more frequently than not. The more you charge your cart the better. Metrolina Carts highly recommends that you unplug, and plug back in at the cart terminal for recharging your cart once a week. This will insure a healthier, long lasting battery pack.
The average golf cart typically travels from 15 to 30 miles on a full charge depending on the terrain, the load on the golf cart, and the condition of the batteries.

It generally takes 2 to 8 hours to fully charge your golf cart battery pack. In some cases it could take longer depending on the time and usage of the cart in between charges.

No. You should always use distilled water only.

Both gas and electric golf carts have their advantages and disadvantages. Give us a call and let us help you decide which cart is right for you.

Yes, Metrolina Carts takes trade-ins. You will need to bring your cart by our shop for an accurate evaluation and price of the cart before trade.

Yes, at Metrolina Carts we offer a 6-month limited warranty, some exceptions may apply. Contact Metrolina Carts today for more information.

All parts and accessories must be returned within 10 days of original purchase date. Receipt must be present upon return. Items purchased must be returned in original packaging and original condition. There is no return on any special order parts & accessories. Electrical parts and accessories are not returnable. There is no return on golf carts. Metrolina Carts strives to make every cart perfect. We offer a 6-month warranty to fix any issues the cart may have.

Yes, we deliver golf carts to all customers within 20 miles of our shop free of charge. Other customers will receive minimal charges for fuel. We also ship carts NATIONWIDE, please call Metrolina Carts for a shipping quote today!

Metrolina Carts is located just minutes off of Interstate 77 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Check out the “CONTACT US” page for more info, or give us a call if you need directions.

At Metrolina Carts we accept payments by Cash, Check, Debit and all major credit cards. Note: A 3% Surcharge will be applied to credit card transactions. *Does not apply to the Yard Card Financing Program.

Yes, there is a 7% retail sales tax on all items purchased at Metrolina Carts.

Fill out the South Carolina Golf Cart Permit Registration Form or visit Take the completed form to your local SCDMV with a certificate of insurance on your golf cart. They will then supply you with your South Carolina Golf Cart Permit.

Make Your Golf Cart Street Legal

Metrolina Carts is here to answer all your golf cart questions about how to make your cart street legal.
Golf Carts are classified as Low-Speed Vehicles (LSVs). Regarding their use in North Carolina on the street, LSVs…
  • Can be operated only on streets and highways where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less.
  • May cross a road or street at an intersection with a posted speed higher than 35 mph.
  • Must be equipped with headlamps, stop lamps, turn signal lamps, tail lamps, reflex reflectors, parking brakes, rearview mirrors, windshields, windshield wipers, speedometer, seat belts and a vehicle identification number.
  • Must be inspected and photographed by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.
You can contact NC DMV by clicking here for more details.

In South Carolina, if you have a valid driver’s license, you may drive a golf cart during the day within four miles of your home or business and on secondary highways. To do so however, you must have a golf cart permit, which you can purchase at any SC DMV branch (click here to find a DMV branch near you). To get a golf cart permit, do all of the following:

  • Complete the Golf Cart Permit Registration (SCDMV Form GC-2), which you can download by clicking here.
  • Provide proof of insurance for the golf cart.
  • Provide your valid driver’s license number.
  • Pay $5

You must replace your golf cart permit every five years or if you change your address.

NHTSA Low-Speed Vehicle Information

SUMMARY: This final rule responds to a growing public interest in using golf cars(1) and other similar-sized, 4-wheeled vehicles to make short trips for shopping, social and recreational purposes primarily within retirement or other planned communities with golf courses. These passenger-carrying vehicles, although low-speed, offer a variety of advantages, including comparatively low-cost and energy-efficient mobility. Further, many of these vehicles are electric-powered. The use of these vehicles, instead of larger, gasoline-powered vehicles like passenger cars, provides quieter transportation that does not pollute the air of the communities in which they are operated.

Currently, there is a growing conflict between state and local laws, on the one hand, and Federal law, on the other, in the treatment of these small vehicles. That conflict unnecessarily restricts the ability of vehicle manufacturers to produce and sell, and the ability of consumers to purchase, these vehicles. In recent years, a growing number of states from California to Florida have passed legislation authorizing their local jurisdictions to permit general on-road use of “golf carts,” subject to speed and/or operational limitations. A majority of those states condition such broad use upon the vehicles’ having specified safety equipment. Further, some of these states have opened the way for the use of vehicles that are faster than almost all golf cars. Most conventional golf cars, as originally manufactured, have a top speed of less than 15 miles per hour. These states have either redefined “golf carts” to include vehicles designed to achieve up to 25 miles per hour or have established a new class of vehicles, “neighborhood electric vehicles,” also defined as capable of achieving 25 miles per hour.

Under current NHTSA interpretations and regulations, so long as golf cars and other similar vehicles are incapable of exceeding 20 miles per hour, they are subject to only state and local requirements regarding safety equipment. However, if these vehicles are originally manufactured so that they can go faster than 20 miles per hour, they are treated as motor vehicles under Federal law. Similarly, if golf cars are modified after original manufacture so that they can achieve 20 or more miles per hour, they too are treated as motor vehicles. Further, as motor vehicles, they are currently classified as passenger cars and must comply with the Federal motor vehicle safety standards for that vehicle type. This creates a conflict with the state and local laws because compliance with the full range of those standards is not feasible for these small vehicles.

North Carolina DMV Documents

North Carolina Registration Requirements Form

Download the Registration Requirements form

North Carolina Title Request Form

Download the Application for Title

North Carolina Odometer Disclosure Statement Forms

As part of the title process in North Carolina you will need to provide a completed Odometer Disclosure Statement form.

North Carolina Power of Attorney Form

Download the North Carolina DMV’s Power of Attorney form

South Carolina DMV Documents

SC Golf Cart Permit Request Form

Download the South Carolina DMV Permit Decal and Registration Application

SC Power of Attorney Form

Download the MC-25 (SC DMV Power of Attorney Form

SC Application for Low Speed Vehicles

In South Carolina, golf carts are classified as Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs). As defined in South Carolina law, an LSV is a four-wheeled motor vehicle with speed attainable in one mile of more than twenty miles an hour and not more than twenty-five miles an hour on a level surface, and has a gross vehicle weight of less than 2500 pounds. Download the SC DMV Application For Low Speed Vehicles

SC Power of Attorney Odometer Disclosure Form

Power of Attorney – Odometer Disclosure (Click here for a sample form. Because of the security features, the SC DMV cannot not accept downloaded copies of this form. An official form may be obtained in person from the SC DMV).

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