Buying used golf cars is becoming more and more popular these days for various reasons. It is common these days to rebuild an old golf cart by re-using the engine, chassis or some other necessary parts of the golf car, in order to reconstruct and rebuilt it with new accessories and parts. This may include brand new wheels, seats and tires. This refurbishment gives a brand new appeal to the golf car, so that customers can benefit from good low speed vehicles for a budget price, in other words, a great deal!
In order to ensure you strike the best deal when buying a golf car, it is important to take the following points into consideration:
- Level of Refurbishment
- Number of hours on the unit
- Buying from a certified dealer
Level of Refurbishment
The first step is to ensure that you have a sound understanding of the degree of refurbishment that the golf car has undergone. Unfortunately, there are dealers who focus only on making the golf car look brand new, without paying much attention to engine and other integral aspects. Therefore, it is important to inspect the car thoroughly before purchasing it. You can do this by lifting the seats and inspecting the controller, suspension, engine, batteries, chassis, and motor to have a fair idea about the condition of the low speed vehicle. It is also important to inform about the age of the batteries. It has happened before that dealers spray paint the chassis and suspension to hide its actual age. It is also important to inspect the car for its condition by gripping the canopy and shaking it to make sure it is firm and stable and not creating any unusual noise. When examining the tires, rust spots usually indicate that the tires are worn. Finally, it would be a good idea to go for a test drive to make sure that everything is working correctly. Here at Golf Cars Unlimited, we will walk you through the work that has been done on the golf car, so that you can take a well informed decision.
Number of Hours on the Unit
Do not forget to read the hour meter. For golf cars, the number of hours that are on the unit are more important that the number of miles it has travelled. This is done to track the number of hours the golf car has been used. Often the dealer may say that he is not able to look at the hours on the unit, in that case, either he does not have the proper tool to check or he does not want to reveal the age of the car. The lower the hours, the better it is.
Look for a Certified Dealer
Buying used golf cars from certified dealers will make it easier for you to locate and reach a local dealer close to you for any service. Some of the prominent brands that are usually refurbished include: Yamaha, Club Car, EZGO etc. At Golf Cars Unlimited, we will be able to assist you even after your purchase and help you with storage space during the cold winter months, maintenance and much more.
If you have any questions before buying used golf cars or low speed vehicles, please call us or visit us for more information. We will be happy to answer your questions and ensure you are comfortable with your purchase.