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Used Golf Cart Buying Guide

Used Golf Cart Buying Guide

By Etto Leisure Cars
Dec 14, 2023
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Why are some buyers choosing used golf carts? A used golf cart offers all the features and performance of a new golf cart but at a much lower price. However, not all pre-owned models on the market are a good buy. Some carts might seem like a good choice, but they might have some issues lurking under the surface that can cost money down the road. Luckily, you can follow some of these tips to help you avoid lemons, and find a good quality, affordable option.

Research Various Options

When you begin shopping for a used golf cart, you'll want to learn as much as you can about the different models available on the market. Think about the features you’ll need to accomplish what you want to do with your vehicle and then look for golf carts that meet the required specifications. Also, consider whether you want to add any accessories to better tailor the products to your needs.

Read Reviews

One of the perks of buying a used golf cart is that previous owners post reviews online, so you’ll be able to spend some time reading up on the model you want to buy. You can look for trends or patterns in the reviews, and if there is a specific issue that many people post about, you can decide whether or not you want to move forward with that model. And, if the model has a good track record of positive reviews, you can feel confident moving forward with that particular used golf cart.

Inspect the Golf Cart

Before making a purchase, your final step will be to ensure that the used golf cart is in good working order. You'll want to perform a thorough inspection by test-driving it, using all the controls, and checking over the entire machine. And, if you aren’t sure what to look for in a golf cart, you can always hire a professional to inspect the vehicle. They can spot problems that a new buyer might miss. Remember to ask the seller or dealership for documentation, such as ownership records and maintenance history. These documents will help you make an informed decision. If the golf cart passes the inspection and it’s within your budget, you may have found your perfect fit!

If you are ready to take the next step, and begin browsing for used golf carts, stop by Etto Leisure Cars in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, or Summerville, South Carolina. We can’t wait to help you find your perfect used golf cart.