The following are some common, Frequently Asked Questions that we answer here at Reliable Golf Carts, inc. We have included these questions to help you with your golf cart buying decision.
What should you look for when buying a used golf cart?
- Batteries: The batteries are probably the most important component of an electric golf car. A pre-owned golf car with new or year old batteries is a good start. For example, you may find a golf car at a great price but it has four (4) year old batteries. If you buy this car, you should be prepared to replace the batteries ($800-$1,000) in the very near future. The price may not look as good once you factor in the cost of a new set of batteries.
- Original Serial Number: The serial number tells you the year and month the car was manufactured. If a golf car does not have an original serial number attached to it, this vehicle may have been damaged in an accident, stolen or re-bodied.
What are the key questions to ask when buying a golf cart?
- What is the power, speed, range and value of the cart I’m buying?
- If you are buying a used golf cart, what is the overall condition of the cart, the age of the batteries and how much use has the cart had?
Why do so many more people today buy electric golf carts instead of gas-powered ones?
With the introduction of the deep cycle battery, electric golf cars have the power, speed and range to play at least thirty-six (36) holes of golf before needing to be recharged. Golfers are no longer willing to put up with the noise, smell and higher repair bills associated with gas golf carts. Note that gas golf carts have about 30 times more moving parts in them than electric carts do.
How long do batteries last?
It depends on how they are used, and how well they are cared for. Charge and use regularly, keep filled with distilled water and they should last for three to five years if you get the best quality.
How fast can a golf cart go?
If you buy a LSV (low speed vehicle) like an EZGO 2FIVE, the maximum speed allowed by law is 25mph. LSVs must not only be street legal, but also have additional safety equipment such as seat belts, turn signals, side mirrors, reflectors, an AS5 Plexiglas or better windshield and a l7- digit VIN number.