5 Things To Consider Before Buying Your Golf Cart

By Barry K Rogers

Golf carts are very versatile forms of transport, may it be on or off the golf course. In the past, it may have been just a luxury, something which was not really given so much attention maybe due to its cost. However, these days, golfers are more aware of the benefits of having golf carts. The number of golfers who chose to have their own cart is continuing to rise. You might as well add yourself to the list.

Before you buy your own golf buggy, there are important things that you must know first so that you will not end up buying the wrong cart. If that happens, you might just end up spending money on something of little or no use to you. Here are some reminders for you to bear in mind before decide to buy:

1. You must know the rules and regulations of the golf course that you will be playing at. You will be surprised to know that golf carts are not legal in some countries and courses. Moreover, for some countries, accessories like headlights, seat belts, and windshields are legal, but for some golf carts devoid of these are illegal.

2. Another thing that you must determine is whether you want to buy a brand new or a used cart. If you want to save money, then used golf carts are the best choice for you. But before deciding to buy one, you should have it checked by a golf cart mechanic to ensure that it is still in good condition. I know you don’t want to spend more because of its damages that need repair.

3. Aside from choosing between a used and a brand new golf cart, you can also decide to have it custom-made to suit your personal taste. You can incorporate your personality into your cart. If you want to stand out, you can use vibrant colors, as well as adding some accessories to accentuate the look of your cart. However, before doing this you should once again determine the restrictions of the golf club when it comes to using golf carts.

4. After this, you should also decide as to how the engine of your cart will work. Will it be generated by fuel or will it use a battery in order to work? An electric cart is somewhat easier to keep up on the whole since you just have to check the water supply in the battery to make sure it is sufficient. Nonetheless, after a few years or so you also need to replace the battery which will cost about $500.

5. Last but not least, you have to foresee the cost of the over-all maintenance of your cart. The more accessories it has, the more costly will be its maintenance. Generally, in sustaining the performance of your golf cart you need to have some on-going services done like altering the spark plugs and air filters, making regular oil and oil filter adjustments.

The tips that are shared in this article aim to help you in your decision in buying your first golf cart. Before I forget, there is another thing that you need to know. If you are planning to play temporarily, you can opt to just rent your cart so that you will be spared of the amount in buying it, as well as the maintenance. But if you are planning to play golf for a long period of time on a regular basis, then it will be cheaper for you to buy your own golf cart since you don’t have to pay the rental fees for so long.

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