Before you head out on the green, you’ll want a reliable golf cart to get you from hole to hole. But what if you don’t know where to find the best deal or the most reliable ride? What if you don’t even know where to start? Here are a few basic tips that should make the process a little easier.
1. Know How They Work
You don’t need to be a professional mechanic, but if can teach yourself the fundamentals of an engine, you’ll be much better equipped to make a smart purchase decision. For example, you might look at a product and say, “That horsepower is terrible. It’s much lower than the usual industry standard.”
2. Understand Their Parts and Functions
In the same vein as the above, you should know the basics of what goes on under the hood of your golf cart. This way you can immediately shop for tools, supplies, accessories and spare parts that you might need in the future. It’s always a good idea to have extra golf cart shocks on hand!
3. Think About Aesthetics
While it shouldn’t be your primary concern, the look of your new golf cart is something you’ll probably agonize over anyway. Ask yourself some basic questions like, “Will this fit in at the country club?” or “Will its light colors show dirt more than darker ones?”
4. Read Reviews
Product reviews are a great way to get the measure of an item before you actually spend money on it. If multiple customers are complaining about the same thing, it’s probably true. On the flip side, if many customers are praising a function or feature in particular, it might be worth a second look.
5. Examine the Warranty
Good golf carts always come with warranties, but the quality of those warranties will vary considerably. How long is the product covered? Does the policy apply to human error as well as delivery damage, or would you have to pay for those repairs yourself? If you need to send the cart back, are you personally responsible for return shipping charges?
If you want to be taken seriously as a golfer, a golf cart will go a long way in building your prestige. Use these tips to make a smart purchase decision when you’re in the market for your new wheels.