Golf cars are a great investment for any avid golfer making the journey around the course more comfortable and less strenuous. Second hand golf cars start around the $2,000 mark but you get what you pay for. There are many things that you should consider before purchasing a used golf car to ensure you get the best value for money. Follow these basic tips and you will enjoy your used golf car for many years to come.
Used gasoline golf cars are difficult to source and can be just as expensive as a new one so if you are looking to purchase a used golf car you are going to have more success finding a used electric golf car. Factory prices of golf cars range from $3,000 to $15,000. Expect to pay around half of the original price for a used golf cart.
Before you purchase your used golf cart, consider how many people you intend to transport with the vehicle and what sort of extras you would like vehicle to include. Some modifications that are typical include windshields, ball cleaners, cell phone chargers and cooler trays. Mechanical and performance modifications may include lift kits, speed controllers, motor upgrades and custom wheels.
It is important to consider the age and condition of the golf cart’s battery. Batteries need to be replaced every 3-5 years so this will give you an indication of how much you are likely to need to spend on your used golf car in the near future.
Golf cars are quite accident prone and it is important to inspect the car for any physical signs that it has been in an accident or rolled over. This will be more likely for cars that have been hired out as part of a fleet. Look for damage to the front suspension, cracks in the body or any bends in the framework of the golf cart. Listen for any noises that may be coming from the vehicle when the engine is running.
There are many places to purchase a used golf cart including a dealer or a golf course. It is wise to consider all of these points before you choose to purchase a used golf car to ensure you are getting good value for money in the long term.