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Mistakes New Golf Cart Owners Make

If you’ve only recently bought a golf cart, congratulations! As a new golf cart owner, you’re bound to have a learning curve. Here is a list of common mistakes that golf cart owners make that can negatively affect their experience:

  1. Buying an Overpriced Golf Cart

One of the most important things to look for—and the last thing to do before buying a golf cart—is the price. How much will it cost? What are you getting for your money? Every year, thousands of golf carts are sold for well below their true market value, so don’t assume that you’ll always receive this bargain. Check out our golf cart prices page for an idea of what to expect.

  1. Buying a Golf Cart That’s Over 10 Years Old

Many golf carts are only used for three to five years, but others can be used for up to 10 years. The market offers all kinds of varieties for both the new and old, but you have to be wary of what you buy. If you buy a used vehicle make sure it’s in good condition and can be repaired easily. The older the vehicle the less likely it will run for longer.


  1. Replacing Missing Parts with Junkyard Parts

This might be an inexpensive way of getting your cart up and running again, but you’ll be replacing worn out or broken-down parts with junk that wasn’t designed with your cart in mind.

  1. Not Committing to Regular Maintenance

The biggest cause of problems with golf carts is neglect. The best way to avoid this is to invest in regular maintenance. If you don’t know how to perform even basic maintenance, such as changing the oil or checking the tire pressure, it’s worth consulting a professional.

  1. Buying the Wrong Accessories

When shopping for accessories, there are three important things that should be taken into consideration. These are quality, function, and value. Moreover, you can also end up buying incompatible accessories for your new vehicle. It’s best to consult your dealer before you decide to accessorize your cart.

Some other common mistakes include:

  1. Taking the golf cart into water.
  2. Driving in the rain.
  3. Not having a way to put the cart away when you’re done with it.
  4. Not replacing tires when they are too worn down to use safely.

Your golf cart needs good care if you want to keep it running for long. If you’re looking to buy golf carts in Bonita Springs, or custom golf carts in Cape Coral, reach out to us at SWFL Golf Carts. We are a golf cart dealer in Cape Coral and have the golf cart of your choice for sale.

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