Purchasing used golf carts is often a budget-friendly way to go, but it can also be a nightmare if you haven’t done your homework a bit. Take the time to learn the types of carts out there and what they run when purchasing them new. Also, have a good understanding about what any upgrades are worth. Once you have this knowledge under your belt, it is time to get out there and locate used golf carts.
You can go two routes when buying used golf carts. You can go to a dealer, or you can look for those for sale by a private party. One of the advantages of buying used golf carts from a dealer is that often there is at least a short-term warranty involved. They are interested in protecting their reputation, so it is unlikely they will put a defective cart up for sale.
Whichever route you go, there are certain precautions you should take when looking at used golf carts. First of all, really look over the golf cart. It should be obvious that the cart has been well taken care of. Be sure to look at the batteries or engine. If electric, ask how old the batteries are. If gas, check for fluid leaks and if the engine is clean. Always test drive used golf carts, so you can feel the steering and check out all the features. Listen for odd sounds, be alert for odd smells, test the brakes and examine the tires. In most cases, going with used golf carts won’t be a bad decision, as long as you check it out well.
If you are in the Hickory, NC area and are considering used golf carts from a dealer, an ideal location to go is Golf Cars of Hickory. We have a 20+ year reputation in the community for honest prices and quality used golf carts. We also offer rental & leasing.