buying used golf cart?

Question by Shy-Diddy: buying used golf cart?
what are some thing i should consider about buying a used electric golf cart

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Answer by Bill Degner
I live in a golf cart community where many people buy used electric golf carts rather than spend the high dollars for a new one. A used golf cart is usually a much better value, but you are buying the golf cart “as is.” Which means it is important to know what to look for in a used electric golf cart. We bought our used electric Club Car 15 years ago and we need to upgrade to a 4 seater. When we do we will for sure buy a used one again. Here are some of the things to look for:

1. Find the serial number – the number tells you the age of the golf cart

2. Inspect the golf cart body for rust, scratches, damage, or roof leaks

3. Inspect the battery cables and batteries for corrosion, leaks, wear and tear. Lift the seat and look for the month (A being January through L being December) and year the batteries were made. Find out how old the batteries are and how much the cart has been used since the batteries were purchased.

4. Check the tires for wear

5. Take the golf cart for a test drive including a hill, or with a load of people to see how well it can handle it. Test the brakes, acceleration, turning, stability, play in the steering wheel and the battery charge.

6. Ask if it includes a batter charger. Find out whether it is an automatic battery charger that shuts off automatically when the batteries are fully charged (which is the better option) or with a manual timer.

7. Consider only used golf carts from well-known companies like Yamaha, EZ Go and Club. If you buy a cart made by a company you have never heard of, you will have a hard time finding replacement parts.

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