Used Golf Carts

By Chuck Brusser

There are many advantages to purchasing used golf carts over buying new golf carts. For one, many time golf carts up for sale have been used very little and are nearly as good as brand new golf carts. The main advantage to the individual considering buying used golf carts is the great deal of money that can be saved.

The main advantage of used golf carts to the environment and community is the recycling of useable goods. This decreases waste which aids in keeping landfill loads minimized, not to mention the reduction of waste from the fewer golf carts that will be manufactured.

So used golf carts are better for the environment as well the pocketbook, but how exactly does one go about finding used golf carts that are for sale? If you already belong to a country club or utilize a public golf course, this would be a great place to begin in your search. In fact, many times these types of facilities are looking for ways to get rid of their older equipment in order to make room for newer golf cart models.

Used golf carts bought from a country club or golf course are optimal sources for used golf carts for many reasons. One, these types of business are among the most likely to be in the market for new golf carts at any given time; as they go through more golf carts in general, they will be most likely to lend an ear to your quest for used golf carts -particularly is you are a regular customer or club member.

Secondly, golf courses and country clubs are viable sources of used golf carts because at these places of business, it is important for their golf cart vehicles to be kept in tip top condition. This means that the maintenance keeper responsible for servicing the facility’s golf carts will also maintain the vehicles according to a regular schedule of checks that will catch problems before they adversely affect overall performance.

In fact, the only way that a fleet of vehicles can be maintained over any amount of time is to adhere to a schedule of maintenance such that every vehicle’s major systems are checked at regular intervals. If a country club or public golf course is a reputable or well established business, you can be pretty sure that their used golf carts were maintained on a regular basis, and as such, one can expect that they will last longer than less cared for units.

Though you can also find some fair deals on used golf carts at online auction websites, I advise going through a local supplier, such as the method mentioned above. If you do not have one of these potential sources of used golf carts though, don’t be too quick to dismiss online auction houses. Look for a link to their ‘advanced search’ page and input your location, as well as how far away auction items may be located from you in order to show up in your search results of auction items.

You never know until you look. You just may find an awesome deal on a nearly new golf cart or fleet of gently used golf carts in a little town fifty miles from your town. In many cases it can be well worth arranging the additional nuances of a transaction with another individual this way. It is a good idea to take a friend along or perhaps even hire a freight company if you feel uncomfortable about dealing with someone you haven’t met before.

I highly recommend at least seeing what there is available online before deciding on a purchase at a local retailer or second hand from a golf course. This is also a great way to inform yourself about the various models, price ranges, features and long term maintenance information.

Chuck works as a golf cart technician for various country clubs around his home. For his work, he finds it advantageous to keep a notebook on the common problems and fixes of the various brands and models that he works on. At http://www.allsportnews.com , he makes this information open to the public to facilitate the evaluation of the different models of custom golf carts.

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