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Benefits of Purchasing a Refurbished Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

When you decide it is time to invest in a golf cart for recreation, business or personal transportation, you have many options to choose from, including size, model, power source and much more. When you decide between electric and gas, or the seating capacity, you also need to find a golf cart that is reliable and in your budget. You can buy used, which has risks, while buying new can cost more than you want to spend. However, purchasing a refurbished golf cart may be the right option. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Reliability. A refurbished golf cart has had the engine and other systems maintained and updated. While it is used, you are assured that the tires, brakes, battery and engine are in good condition.
  • Warranty. Many refurbished golf carts from dealers come with a limited warranty, giving you peace of mind that you are investing in a quality vehicle. Ask about what the warranty covers and whether it is based on mileage, time and if there are any specifications.
  • Best value. You can get a top-quality golf cart for a fraction of the price of what it would cost new. Instead of buying a new cart, but with less quality and features, you can buy a higher-end model that is refurbished for less money. You can get more bells and whistles, while still staying within your budget.

There are many options available when you want to purchase a golf cart. Talk to your local golf dealer and ask about the refurbished golf cart options that are available. You may find the perfect fit for your needs at a price you can afford.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433


Benefits of Buying a Used Golf Cart

Posted in Gutter Cleaning

Are you tired of renting a golf cart when you hit the course or wish you had a golf cart for personal transportation? If you can’t rationalize buying a new golf cart for yourself, consider investing in a used golf cart. There are many quality dealers that sell used golf carts that can fit almost any budget. Here are some of the benefits of buying a used golf cart for your personal use.

  • Save thousands. Like new cars, new golf carts can be much more expensive. Once they are used, they automatically lose value, even without much use. They are a great investment for those who prefer a new vehicle, but if you want to save money, a used golf cart can be a great value.
  • Low miles. Many golf carts are only used once a month or less and often traded in for a new model. If well maintained, a used golf cart can be reliable and have little wear or tear on the motor or other features.
  • More money for customization. Buying a used golf cart versus a new model leaves you more money to spend on upgrades and customization. You can add the features you desire like a new paint job, stereo, heating/cooling and more to personalize your “new-to-you” golf cart.

If you are interested in buying a used cart, it is best to buy through a dealer. Most used carts at dealers have received an inspection and maintenance, ensuring you are getting a quality cart that you can trust. Check out the used options at your local dealer and start reaping the benefits of owning your own golf cart.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433


Do You Have Golf Cart Envy?

Posted in Golf Carts

When you head out on the course with your golf cart, are you a little embarrassed of your old cart? As other golfers zip by in new carts with all the bells and whistles, you may be a little envious. But if your existing golf cart still runs, it can be hard to justify spending money on a new cart. Here are some options to explore to give you a golf cart that you can be proud to own.

Add Some Accessories

If you are not ready to buy a new cart, consider adding some new accessories to your golf cart. You can add some new wheels, get a paint job or bolster the stereo system. A few little changes can make your golf cart look like new and give it a few more amenities until you decide it is time to upgrade to a new model. A quick customization can make a big difference in updating your old golf cart.

Trade-in for a New Cart

If your existing cart still runs and drives, you are more likely to get a higher trade-in. Many golf cart dealers sell used golf carts and will take used models in as trade. You can get the most value for your cart and find a new model that will make you the envy of the golf course. Make sure to ask about all the new options for your new cart to ensure it has everything you want and need.

Don’t live with an inferior golf cart. Head over to your local golf cart dealer and talk about updating your golf cart or springing for a new model with a trade-in this summer.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433


Tired Feet And Bad Knees Or Hips Love Golf Carts

Posted in Golf Carts

Golf carts are a blessing to anyone who has trouble walking long distances without pain. If you have had medical issues with your feet, knees, hips or back, you may find wonderful relief in owning a golf cart for outdoor transportation. These useful carts are great for getting from point A to point B for homeowners who have large properties or live in a communal development, especially if walking has become difficult due to age or medical problems. 

Types Of Golf Carts For Home Use

While golf carts are still used on the course and in many commercial industries, they are becoming increasingly popular for homeowners. Golf or utility carts come in a variety of sizes and power options, from small electrical carts to large gas-powered vehicles. For home use, most people want a smaller version that can easily drive on turf or pavement. Some great types for home use include: 

  • Off-road use. Some of the smaller carts are perfect for off-road use on larger properties, like farms or homes with acreage. This convenient mode of travel is great for moving from the house to gardens or outbuildings without putting excess stress on your body. These can be as small as one-seat carts, or larger options which have room to carry multiple passengers or extra cargo.
  • Street-legal carts. For those in a communal or urban setting, a street-legal golf cart can be an economical and convenient way to jet up to the neighborhood store or visit a neighbor. Many towns allow these carts to travel on certain streets, as long as they meet all the safety requirements. 

If you are ready to give your feet and legs a rest, consider investing in a golf cart for your home. Some golf cart retailers offer both new and used options which can fit almost any budget.

Posted on behalf of Top Dog Golf Carts


Buying a Used Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Buying a used golf cart can be a good way to get a nice golf cart for much less than you would pay for a new one.  With the price of a new golf cart starting at around $5,000 and going up to $15,000, used golf carts are a great value.  You may be able to find one in good condition for half the cost of a similar new cart.  There are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a used golf cart.

Just like a car, you should find out how old the golf cart is.  The golf cart’s serial number will give you the information you need to determine when it was made.  Unlike cars, golf carts don’t have odometers so the age of the cart and its general condition is the best indication of how hard it has been used and whether it has been well cared for.  Take a look at the tires, pedals, seats, and floor covering to get an idea of how much use the cart has seen.  A lot of heavy wear on these areas indicates heavy use.

If you are looking at an electric golf cart, inspect the batteries and cables for corrosion and age.  Replacing a set of batteries is expensive so newer batteries in good condition are a plus.  A well maintained set of batteries should be good for about 5 to 7 years.

When a golf course replaces its fleet of golf carts, dealers often buy the old carts, recondition them and sell them.  These reconditioned golf carts are a little more expensive than buying from a private party, but they have usually been gone over by a golf cart mechanic and may come with limited warranty.  Reconditioned golf carts that come from southern fleets typically have seen more use than those in northern fleets where the golf season is shorter.

Finally, take the golf cart for a test drive if possible.  See if it handles well, accelerates and stops properly, and check the amount of play in the steering.

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