Many aspiring golf cart owners are looking at electric golf carts for sale. Electric carts are particularly popular because owners don’t have to worry about the added cost of gas when running these carts.

Electric golf carts are a perfect option if you’re looking for a cart to use around the golf course.

Gas carts are better for offroading adventures as they have a more fantastic range. While electric carts have a limited range, it is more than sufficient for use around the green.

If you’re a new buyer, you likely feel a little lost at all the options available for you to choose from.

To make the process easier, refer to this buying guide when browsing electric golf carts for sale.

Choose The Brand

Three major golf cart manufacturers are Club Car, E-Z-GO, and Yamaha. Aside from these brands, there are many other options, including Columbia, Harley Davidson, and more.

Deciding on the right brand can be a challenging task. As a new owner, you should choose one of the ‘big three’ brands.

Finding replacement parts and customization options with these brands is far more accessible so maintenance will be much easier for you.

Seats

Most carts come with only two seats. However, if you plan on traveling with more passengers regularly, it is possible to customize to a 4-seat golf cart.

If you feel this will be necessary, ensure that the cart you purchase will allow you to do so.

Also, check whether your cart comes with in-built seat belts – while these are not always a necessity if you’re only planning on using your cart around the golf course, many people prefer the added safety that comes with them.

Maintenance

Check how much maintenance your cart will require and how often. With an electric golf cart, keeping an eye on your batteries is always essential.

When looking at electric golf carts for sale, ask how to carry out battery maintenance at home so that they last as long as possible.

Warranty

Ensure the cart you buy comes with either a manufacturer’s or dealer’s warranty. This will protect you in case something unexpected goes wrong after your purchase.

Test Drive

If possible, take the cart you are considering buying for a test drive. This will allow you to determine whether you are comfortable sitting in and driving the cart.

The last thing you want is to buy a cart and discover that driving it is far more complicated than you initially thought.

Check the Voltage

More electric golf carts for sale are either 36-volt or 48-volt systems. This depends on the number and type of batteries your cart holds, and it determines how far your cart will travel on a single charge.

48-volt systems are far more efficient and can travel a longer distance. However, 36-volt systems are far more affordable to purchase and replace.

Final Thoughts

These are only some of the considerations that you should keep in mind when looking at electric golf carts for sale.

Make sure to talk to the salesperson and understand the ins and outs of your new purchase fully. This will make maintaining it far easier and help you extend the life of the cart as much as possible.

You should also consider purchasing pre-owned carts.

If you want to get started with the buying process or browse the options available, contact Carts and Parts at (937) 459-8891.

We’re happy to answer any questions that you might have!