Used Gas Golf Carts For Sale
So you’re looking for a used gas golf cart for sale? Finding the perfect used gas golf cart can be a challenge for most of you because it’s probably your first time looking. Most experienced golf cart owners have learned that buying from a local dealer is best.
The reason for buying a used gas golf cart from a reputable dealer is so important comes down to reliability. Many times people sell their golf cart because it has problems, problems that can be very expensive to fix. A reputable dealer like Five Star Golf Cars goes through every used golf cart and assures everything is in perfect operational condition. We also are there for you in the future when you need regular maintenance, customization or to winterize.
Types of Used Golf Carts
When looking at a gas golf cart, it is great to determine the make and year that best suits you. Once you have determined the right gas golf cart for you, it’s time to see what the market has to offer. Now, there is a difference between refurbished\reconditioned golf carts and used golf carts. A refurbished golf cart means it was used on a golf course for 3 to 5 years and is now being resold. Therefore, as a refurbished unit, Five Star Golf Cars checks the whole unit out and replaces specific parts. A used gas golf cart typically means it is being sold in as-is condition but everything is still checked to assure the complete golf car is operational.
How We Inspect the Engine
The first thing we look at on a gas golf cart is the engine. The engine itself will tell a story of its condition. It should be free of oil and burn marks and overall look clean. The dirtier an engine, the more use it has likely seen. We can verify an engine’s running condition by doing a compression check. Most gas engines should have a compression of around 150 psi. Other components such as fuel lines and air filters should be relatively new and free of debris. Once again, the dirtier these components, the more likely the unit has not been properly cared for. It is also important to look at the belts. The belts should look fresh and have a flat surface facing you. If it has a cup or u-shaped like feel to it, then it will be replaced. Also, the smaller belt that attaches to the starter should be nice and tight. The larger belt that attaches to the clutch will normally be loose.
How We Inspect the Wiring
If additional accessories are installed like headlights, brake lights, and turn signals, then we inspect the wiring. A lot of these accessories are installed after the fact meaning that wires can be poorly tied into the unit and can lead to future problems– not to mention that it will be harder to fix in the future if there is an issue.
Take the Golf Cart for a Test Drive
We can tell a lot by a gas golf cart through a test drive. The older the unit the louder it will more likely be. We do a simple test on the alignment of the vehicle by driving straight and removing our hands from the steering wheel to see if the vehicle pulls to the left or right. If it does, then we know the unit will need work done on the front suspension. We listen for squeaking noises during our drive. This can indicate improper adjustment on the belts or other various queues. We also, track the speed of the unit. If the unit goes under 20 MPH, then it should be good to go. If it goes faster than 20 MPH, then usually it means an adjustment or modification has been made to the unit. The faster and older a gas golf cart is, the more issues the unit will have down the road due to increased wear and tear. As you can start to see, there are a lot of variables when looking for a used gas golf cart. We encourage you to give us a call or take a look at our used golf cart inventory.