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Monday, February 1, 2016

How to Choose Between a Gas and Electric Golf Cart


When it comes time to buy a golf cart, there is always the option of choosing between one that is powered by gas or electric. There are pros and cons to each one along with some important questions that every buyer should ask before making a purchase. CarolinaGolfCars.com is here with answers for you!

How Far Will You Be Driving?
Distance matters when selecting a golf cart. The farther you drive on a regular basis, the more likely you are to choose a gas operated golf cart. The only thing you will need when driving long distances is more gas. You can even fill up at a nearby gas station. Electric golf carts will not travel as far without needing to stop and charge the battery. Owners who drive shorter distances are more prone to choosing an electric cart.

How Much Horsepower Do You Want?
The more horsepower in a cart, the faster it will go. Gas carts generally come with more horsepower and often qualify for upgrades so that your cart can move even faster. Electric golf carts are typically a bit slower. Having more horsepower can also help getting over steep hills so consider where you will be driving your cart when deciding how much power you will need.

How Important is Sound?
For obvious reasons, gas carts make a little more hum when they are running and are a bit nosier. Electric cars are quieter and a more popular option for people looking to drive them within their communities.

How Handy Are You?
Golf cart maintenance does not take much training, although gas powered carts are similar to cars. The engine has a lot of working parts that need to be maintained. Electric carts have much less maintenance required. The only real major checkups that need to be done on electric carts is checking the batteries and monitoring its water levels.

How Eco-Friendly Do You Need to Be?
Electric carts emit no exhaust fumes into the atmosphere while gas carts do. Newer gas models produce less exhaust, although some communities have rules about gas carts being used in specific areas. Those restrictions could also extend to parks and golf courses. Make sure you know the rules before you buy.

Golf cart sales are made easy at Carolina Golf Cars as there is an option for customers on all kinds of budgets. Whether you are in the market for a new golf cart for sale or used golf carts, there is something for everyone at Carolina Golf Cars.



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