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Choose A Golf Cart

Aug 22, 2008
Golf is an enjoyable and addictive sport and hobby. Once you have got the golf bug it never seems to go away. Some people enjoy the exercise they get from walking the whole length of the golf course but for those who don't they invented golf carts.

A golf cart is, at it's simplest, a small powered vehicle designed for travelling around a golf course. There are a few different types but in the main they are all pretty similar except for the power system they use. They are normally a four wheeled vehicle powered by a gas engine or an electric motor which is powered by batteries.

The electric golf cart offers a quiet and reliable vehicle for easily getting around the golf course. It has the simplest of controls and is very easy to drive. The electric motor is very quiet compared to a gas engine and the maintenance requirements are low and simple to carry out.

The gas golf cart is more like a small car with a low powered gas engine which is generally fairly quiet and economical. Gas powered golf carts do require a little more maintenance that electric carts but with a simple top up of the gas they can run for hours whereas an electric cart might run out of battery power after a few hours use.

A new golf cart can run to several thousand dollars but a good secondhand used golf cart can be picked up for a lot less than the cost of a new one. Golf carts are generally lightly used and if you find a good one a quick check by a qualified mechanic should find any faults but they are generally reliable and dependable.

So long as you check that the used golf cart you are thinking of buying has been properly maintained and it has not been abused then you can reckon on getting a good few years use out of it. With the proper maintenance golf carts can carry on running well for years and years.
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