In recent years, many golf players have been getting in on the trend of purchasing their own golf carts. If you are someone who plays golf very frequently, it may be worthwhile getting your own used golf cart, or new for that matter. If you constantly rent a golf cart at the field, you are clearly spending hundreds of dollars a year. If you are a frequent golf player, the chance that you will still be playing ten years down the road is pretty high. Thinking about the long term benefit, it would be in your best interest to have your own golf cart. On a more personal note, having your own cart is actually very fun.
Let’s take a look at a simple scenario where you rent out a golf cart while you are at the field. On average, to rent a golf cart, you would have to pay close to thirty dollars. This is average, but costs will vary depending on the popularity of the field. You also have the option to purchase a full season pass, which gives you the chance to use the golf cart as many times as you wish. This second option will run up a couple hundred or even a thousand dollars. Considering a used golf cart for about two or three thousand dollars could benefit you in the long run.
When purchasing a used golf cart, there are a number of things you should consider. Every golf cart maker includes various additions and features to the cart. Since you are purchasing a used golf cart, you may be purchasing from either a dealer or personnel. Some of the most common enhancements you see with used golf carts are rain guards, windshield, ball cleaner, cooler, extra seating, storage compartments, etc. The performance of the used golf cart can be easily changed with the help of better golf cart wheels, brakes, and golf cart shocks. When you are looking for a used golf cart, these are some of the things you should think about. Remember that adding any extra features will instantly raise the price of the cart.
A dealer is the best person to buy a golf cart from. Dealers have access to maintenance people and garages that fix any issues that may arise. Now, since you are buying a used golf cart, you have no idea on how the mechanics is in the cart. Even if you check it with your naked eye, there still may be some issues that are not visible. Always test drive a vehicle that you buy, and ask the dealer to take care of any problems you find. If you are on a budget, you could still consider buying a used golf cart from a private seller. A decent golf cart will set you back about two or three thousand dollars, but not more. New ones are much more expensive, and they certainly depreciate in value.