People may have different reasons for buying a golf cart. Some want their own cart for use when playing golf. Others are looking for a more eco-friendly and convenient way of transportation when doing errands and going around the neighborhood (the vehicle is often referred to as a golf car when used in this context.) Whatever your reason might be for purchasing a golf cart, however, there are some factors you need to consider before making any purchase.
Permission to use a golf cart
Are you permitted to use a personal golf cart on your course or in your neighborhood? Before you get too excited in buying a golf cart, you may need to ensure whether or not you can use a personal golf cart on the golf course where you are playing and on your neighborhood. This is essentially the first thing you should do as soon as you decide that you want to buy a golf cart.
Keep in mind that there are golf courses that do not allow the use of golf carts in their courses and that personal golf carts are not permitted for use in some neighborhoods. And if it is allowed in your neighborhood, you may want to ask about the rules, regulations and limitations of using personal golf carts. This may include where and at what speed are you allowed to drive it as well as on which roads are golf carts allowed. A good place to start inquiring is with your home owners association.
Electric and gas powered golf carts
Generally, there are two types of golf carts – electric and gas. Depending on your preferences, you will need to choose between these two types. Most common among buyers, according to Best Golf Cars, are the electric golf carts, which are more environment-friendly and requires lesser maintenance. Considering the continuous increase in gas prices, you will save a lot of money if you decide to buy an electric golf cart.
With regard to maintenance, there are fewer parts that are prone to rusting in electric golf carts than gas powered ones. Both, however, can be customized and modified according to your needs and purposes.
Batteries and other parts
When buying a golf cart, it is essential that you carefully check each of the parts of the cart, particularly the batteries and connectors. This is especially true if you decide to buy a used golf cart. Make sure they are clean and still in good working condition. Sometimes, buying a used golf cart or non-working golf cart for a cheap price and having them repaired and modified will not actually generate savings. You may actually end up spending more because of the repeated repairs that are needed in order to maintain your golf cart. Should this be the case, it would be more beneficial for you if you buy a brand new golf cart or a custom built golf car from Best Golf Cars.
Test drive the golf cart
To ensure you are buying a fully functional golf cart, ask the seller or manufacturer if you can take it for a test drive. Many manufacturers, sellers and retailers allow this to further accommodate their buyers. Sometimes, they even go with them for the test drive to point out the features of the golf cart. If the seller does not allow taking the golf cart for a test drive, you may need to look for another seller.
Some of the things that you need to check when taking the golf for a test drive include switching the cart on, using the brakes, handling the steering wheel, and the performance of the wheels. You need to be sure that the cart is in good working condition before deciding to buy.
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