Many aspiring golf cart owners are looking at electric golf carts for sale. Electric carts are particularly popular due to the fact that owners don’t have to worry about the added cost of gas when running these carts.
Electric golf carts are a particularly good 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 greater 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, you can refer to this buying guide when browsing electric golf carts for sale.
Choose The Brand
There are three major golf cart manufacturers – 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, it’s preferable that you choose one of the ‘big three’ brands. It is far easier to find replacement parts and customization options with these brands, so maintenance will be much easier for you.
Most carts come with only two seats. However, if you plan on traveling with more passengers regularly, it is possible to install rear seats. If you feel like this will be necessary, make sure that the cart that you are purchasing will allow you to do so. Also, make sure to 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.
Check how much maintenance your cart will require and how often it will require it. With an electric golf cart, keeping an eye on your batteries is always important. When looking at electric golf carts for sale, make sure to ask how to carry out battery maintenance at home so that they last as long as possible.
Make sure the cart that you are buying comes with either a manufacturer’s warranty or a dealer’s warranty. This will provide you with protection in the case that something unexpected goes wrong right after you make your purchase.
If possible, take the cart that 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 that 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 tend to be far more affordable to purchase and replace.
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.
If you’re looking to get started with the buying process or would like to browse the options that are available to you, contact Carts and Parts at (937) 459-8891 today. We’re happy to answer any questions that you might have!