When it comes to buying any vehicle, the phrase, “You get what you pay for,” often seems to ring true. It's easy to believe after hearing it so many times, but sometimes you can still find just what you're looking for without spending an arm and a leg. When it comes to golf carts, there are some situations in which buying new is the right choice — but sometimes a quality preowned golf cart may be perfect for you and your family, saving you money without sacrificing quality.
WHY PURCHASE A USED GOLF CART?
One huge advantage to buying a used cart is the cheaper price tag you see on it. Used golf-carts can start as low as $2,000, which can save you thousands when compared to buying new. Once you find a cart you like, be sure to ask if the dealer can offer warranty options for pre-owned golf carts. While the warranty may appear pricey up-front, it could pay for itself in the long-run if your preowned cart runs into serious issues requiring repair.
Another advantage to preowned golf carts is their longevity in design — your average golf cart doesn't look much different on the inside than it did ten years ago. You’ll get to purchase a used golf cart that will have the same quality parts and durability as a newer cart, but with a lower price tag. Make sure you perform a precise, detailed inspection of any used golf cart you are considering purchasing. At Garrett's, our sales associates will help you to check the tires, brakes, frames, engines, and batteries so you can be sure before you purchase that everything is up to par. We even allow you to take a test drive and listen for strange noises or any issues with how the preowned cart runs.
Invest in a Quality Product
Look into the golf cart’s previous ownership and inspection history, if possible. Ask the current owner or dealer for all documentation history. Some questions to ask are:
- Was this cart well cared for?
- Where was it stored in the summer and winter months?
- How is the battery life?
- Where was this cart inspected?
If you are using sites like Ebay and Craigslist instead of working with a local dealer, try to compare two or three sellers’ prices and see if you can negotiate. It may seem like a lot of work to do this, but in the end it only costs you a little bit of time.
If you're looking for customization, you may find that buying preowned is the way to go. Thanks to the general consistency of golf cart design, you'll be able to add accessories, parts, and custom paint jobs to your preowned choice, rather than having to spend your budget on a bare-bones "brand new" option before you even get to make it your own. You'll be able to take home a cart that looks just the way you wanted and has the unique features you require.
THERE’S MORE THAN JUST THE MECHANICS OF A GOLF CART
Taking a look beyond simple mechanics, there are some lifestyle specifics that may steer you towards a preowned golf cart. Do you live within town, but you're not quite close enough to comfortably walk to the store? Perhaps you live in a small community or gated neighborhood and would prefer an easy, fun way to go visit your favorite neighbors without having to walk. You may find a golf cart gets you there faster and more conveniently than a traditonal vehicle would. You can take your golf cart to the beach or use it to zip quickly across your land if you own multiple acres that need tending to. Instead of buying brand new for jobs that require a lot of movement over difficult terrain, you may find that a used cart handles carting heavy supplies and equipment just as well, without the brand-new prices.
Buying Preowned? Buy Garrett's.
Garrett's Discount Golf Cars provides a large variety of pre-owned vehicles in South Carolina, with locations in Fountain Inn and Mt. Pleasant (and a location in Columbia coming soon!). We can provide you with a pre-owned golf cart of your choice with pricing that won't hurt your wallet. Our online inventory is will soon be available, but in the meantime we encourage you to visit our showrooms to speak with our local representatives, so you can find the right golf cart for your lifestyle. We offer options from E-Z-Go and Cushman vehicles built for golf course, beach, venue, work site, or off-roading. E-Z-Go vehicles can do it all.
For those of you planning a wedding, corporate event, time on the beach, or family vacation — did you know Garrett's provides golf cart rentals, too? Click the banner below to learn more and schedule your golf cart rental today!