Gear up for the 31st Annual February Show at our sprawling 374-acre site — our grandest event of the year! This show promises to be even more spectacular than November and January, boasting a plethora of vendors and a diverse range of exhibits. 

This showcase spans four days, giving you ample time to soak in the wonders. Picture everything from lawn & garden displays to farm stock, antique treasures, mini-rods, smokers, trucks, and side-by-sides. It’s a carnival of agricultural marvels! 

Witness the largest gathering of vendors, offering a visual feast of agricultural wonders. Whether you’re into farm stock or fascinated by antique machinery, there’s something for everyone. 

The gates open daily at 8:00 am. You can now reserve your golf cart online or by giving us a call.  So, don’t wait! Secure your golf cart reservation today and get ready for an unforgettable experience at the January Florida Flywheelers event. Carts will be available starting at 7:00 am for the early birds. 

Join us for the 27th Annual November Florida Flywheelers event in historic Ft. Meade, FL, spanning a sprawling 374 acres of excitement! Whether you’re on the hunt for hidden treasures or planning a delightful family day out, National Carts has your back. Our golf cart rentals offer the perfect solution for exploring this fantastic event hassle-free. 

Why choose a golf cart rental? It’s simple – it lets you effortlessly navigate rows and rows of vendors, indulge in some delicious ice cream, or ensure you never miss the thrilling daily tractor pulls. With so much to see and do, a golf cart is your ticket to making the most of your visit. 

This year’s Fall Fuel Up promises daily events, captivating functioning sawmill demonstrations, and the ever-popular antique village for you to wander through at your leisure. 

Here’s the deal: our golf carts are in high demand and available on a first-come, first-rent basis. To ensure you don’t miss out on the convenience and fun of cruising around the event grounds, we recommend securing your golf cart rental in advance. 

Reserving your golf cart is quick and easy. Just head over to our website, where you can conveniently reserve your cart online. Alternatively, you can give our rental department a call, and our friendly team will be more than happy to assist you in reserving the perfect golf cart for your adventure. 

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the action at the 27th Annual November Florida Flywheelers. Grab your golf cart reservation today and get ready for a memorable experience. We look forward to helping you make the most of this fantastic event!

Today, we come together to honor and remember. On this solemn day, we pay tribute to the heroes, the brave, and the fallen who demonstrated remarkable strength in the face of tragedy.

Let us reflect upon the unity that emerged from adversity and reaffirm our commitment to compassion, unity, and hope.

As we remember the lives lost, let us also acknowledge the resilience of our nation and the power of standing together. May this day serve as a reminder to cherish one another, to promote understanding, and to foster a world filled with compassion and unity.

Together, we stand. United, we remember.

Florida Flywheelers’ February Antique Flywheel Engine & Tractor Show is taking place February 19th-22nd in Fort Meade, FL!

The Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club promotes interest in restoring, preserving, and exhibiting antique internal combustion engines, steam engines, antique tractors and autos, and other labor-saving devices from bygone years. National Carts is the exclusive golf cart provider for events at Flywheeler Park, which is the organization’s 240-acre home in Polk County.

Being the largest show of the season, this event is fun for the whole family including:

  • Antique flywheel engines and tractors on display
  • Functioning sawmill demonstrations
  • Antique construction equipment demonstrations
  • Daily antique tractor parade at 2:00 pm
  • Daily antique car parade at 10:30 am
  • Kids pedal tractor pulls Friday & Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Antique village
  • Flea market
  • Food vendors
  • Gift shop

Golf cart reservations fill quickly, so call us today at 800-940-8068 or book your reservation online here!


Not only is golf mentally stimulating and physically challenging, but it also offers a wide range of mental and physical benefits as outlined below!

Live longer – According to a study by the Karolinska Institute, golfers have a 40% lower death rate and a 5-year increase in life expectancy.

Improved sleep – After walking and exerting energy on the course, your tired body will enjoy falling asleep faster, remaining in a deep sleep, and for longer periods of time. This will allow your muscles to rest and repair.

Low impact – Golf is a low-impact sport which means your joints will be subject to less stress than other activities like running or tennis.

Mental well-being – Studies show that consistent exposure to the outdoors increases endorphin and serotonin levels, relaxes the body, reduces stress and can reduce anxiety. In addition, exposure to sunlight allows your body to soak up vitamin D, promoting bone growth, reducing the risk of depression, heart disease, and certain cancers.

Brain function – As your heart rate increases while golfing, so will blood flow to the brain. This can stimulate and improve nerve cell connections and can delay mental illnesses such as dementia. The competition from golfing can also boost confidence and self-esteem, while the mental capacity needed in improving strategy and fostering hand-eye coordination will keep the brain active in logical functions.

With one of the largest golf cart fleets in the country, with over 3,000 carts in our fleet, there’s no event too small or too large for us to provide a rental solution.

We can provide golf carts at your wedding with 3-5 golf carts, or at your race event with over 700 golf carts. We have had single events where we’ve deployed over 1,000 golf carts and staffed on our own with technicians and distribution, maintaining maximum up time for  customers and the ultimate event experience.

We have several types of carts available from four-passengers, six-passengers, utility carts, and even ADA approved golf carts. If you need assistance choosing the best style of golf cart and quantity for your event, please rely on us. Our Customer Service Coordinators are experts in this field.

We provide thousands of golf carts to hundreds of events annually, and we can help you choose the right selection of golf carts, whether we should staff the event or not, and how long you should rent the carts to provide a great event.

In our special events and rental department, not only do we provide carts for small and large events, we also provide rentals to individuals. If you need a golf cart to attend a local football event, for Halloween, or event just to enjoy a long holiday weekend around the neighborhood, you can contact us 800-940-8068 and we have a solution for you.

The holidays are just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to buy a gift for the golf cart enthusiast in your life! Below is a list of some of our most requested golf cart accessories and upgrades, sorted by price to make your shopping easier.

Under $100*

    • 5-panel mirror
    • Side mirrors

Under $200*

    • Folding windshield
    • Seat belts
    • USB charging port

Under $500*

    • Seat covers
    • Cargo box
    • Rear bag attachment
    • 3” or 6” lift kit

Under $1000*

    • Upgraded tires and wheels
    • New batteries
    • Rear flip seat kit
All of these accessories and more can be purchased and installed by our service professionals here at National Carts. Call us today for more information at 800-940-8068.


*prices are approximate and may not include tax and installation.

Florida Flywheelers’ 24th annual Fall Fuel Up is taking place November 6th-9th in Fort Meade, FL!

The Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club promotes interest in restoring, preserving, and exhibiting antique internal combustion engines, steam engines, antique tractors and autos, and other labor-saving devices from bygone years. National Carts is the exclusive golf cart provider for events at Flywheeler Park, which is the organization’s 240-acre home in Polk County.

The Fall Fuel Up is fun for the whole family including:

  • Antique flywheel engines and tractors on display
  • Functioning sawmill demonstrations
  • Antique construction equipment demonstrations
  • Daily antique tractor pulls
  • Daily antique car parade
  • Kids pedal tractor pulls
  • Antique village
  • Flea market
  • Food vendors
  • Gift shop

Golf cart reservations fill quickly, so call us today at 800-940-8068 or book your reservation online here!

Winter is upon us. Are you ready? Here are some simple and effective ways to prepare your cart for the winter months.

  • First, clean your cart. Take out any trash and loose items. Wash it down with soapy water. Any dirt not cleaned off before the winter will be much harder to remove later.
  • Inspect your brakes.
  • Ensure your tires are properly inflated per the manufacturer’s owner manual.
  • Check your cart for other damage or loose nuts, bolts, and screws.
  • For gas carts:
    • Replace fuel and air filters.
    • Change the oil and filter.
    • Remove the old spark plug. Pour a half-ounce of clean oil in the hole and install a new spark plug.
    • Drain the fuel tank and run the engine until it stops. This will remove gas from the system as old gas can gum up the fuel lines.
    • Check and top off other fluids.
  • For electric carts:
    • Disconnect your battery cables.
      • Clean the terminal connections and coat them with anti-corrosion gel.
      • Remove battery caps and check the water level inside each cell.
      • Add distilled water as needed.
  • Park your cart, and set the transmission to neutral, but do not lock your parking brake. Locking it for an extended period of time can cause the cable to stretch. Instead, please wooden blocks behind the tires, if needed.
  • Store your cart in an enclosed garage or storage unit, if possible. Otherwise, consider investing in a golf cart cover to protect your cart during the winter months.

If you have any questions about prepping your cart for winter, please call one of our professional service technicians at 800-940-8068.

With the growing popularity and accessibility of golf carts, it is important now more than ever to protect your cart against theft. Did you know tens of thousands of golf carts are stolen each year? Check out these tips to prevent that from happening to you.

  1. SECURELY STORE YOUR CART. Whenever possible, store your cart in a locked garage or shed. Not only will this help maintain your cart by keeping it out of the elements, but it will also prevent theft. If you cannot store your cart indoors, at least put a golf cart cover over top of it.
  2. INSTALL A UNIQUE KEY. Golf carts come from each manufacturer with a universal key which means that your EZ-GO key will not only work on your cart, but on your buddy’s cart too. This makes them incredibly easy to run off with. Consider changing the factory key cylinder switch and installing a unique key instead.
  3. HIDDEN KILL SWITCH. A hidden kill switch can be used to disable your cart to prevent theft. When the kill switch is engaged, the cart won’t start, even if they’re trying to hot wire it. Additionally, there are many hidden locations on a cart that the switch can be installed.
  4. LOCKING MECHANISM. Adding a steering wheel lock or pedal lock can deter thieves simply because of the additional time and effort it would take to try to steal the cart. Plus, without being able to steer or accelerate, it would be very difficult to take the cart.
  5. INSTALL A GPS. Anti-theft mechanisms are not foolproof and carts can still be stolen despite your best preparation efforts. Consider installing a GPS on your cart so that if it is stolen, local law enforcement officials can quickly track your cart down.

If you have any questions about golf cart theft or are ready to implement some of these suggestions, contact our service professionals at 800-940-8068.


Performing routine maintenance to your cart is paramount to the performance and life of your cart. It will prevent downtime and help avoid expensive repairs. Below are some general maintenance items to be done on a regular basis.

  • For electric carts, check the water level in your batteries monthly. For detailed information on proper battery care, check out our post here.
  • Clean the terminals of your batteries to prevent corrosion, and check the tightness of the terminals monthly.
  • For gas carts, check your oil levels monthly.
  • Check your tire pressure monthly, following the PSI guidelines outlines in your owner’s manual.
  • Inspect your brakes and rear differential every six months. Brakes should be cleaned and pads, drums, cables, and pedal adjusted.
  • Check your reverse buzzer for proper operation every six months.
  • Keep your cart clean. Wash it regularly to prevent premature wear and tear or rust.

At National Carts, we always recommend an annual service on your cart as well. Call one of our service professionals at 800-940-8068 to get yours scheduled today.

As America’s oldest racing track, Sebring International Raceway is rich with history. The legendary circuit evolved out of Hendricks Field, a World War II airbase used to train B-17 combat crews.

In 1950, aviation and race enthusiast Alec Ulmann was inspired to re-create a race similar to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the United States when he discovered the potential in Hendricks’ runways. On New Year’s eve of 1950, Sebring held its first race – the Sam Collier 6 Hour Memorial Race – attracting 30 cars from across the United States.

14 months later, Sebring International Raceway launched into race history with its first 12-hour endurance race known as the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Over the years, the circuit has been changed several times to promote a safe race experience. The track is often recognized for its famous, high-speed “Turn 17”, a long, bumpy fast right hander that can make or break a car’s speed down the front straight. The track is currently owned by IMSA Holdings, LLC through its subsidiary Sebring International Raceway, LLC.

National Carts has had the honor of providing golf carts to the 12 Hours of Sebring race for 25+ years. We are now accepting reservations for the Super Sebring Race next March. For more information, visit us here.


While the southeastern United States prepares for the impending Hurricane Dorian, we wanted to take a moment to discuss how to prepare your golf cart for a hurricane.

Please consider these suggestions in the event of a large storm or hurricane.

  • Check the water level in your batteries and make sure your cart is fully charged.
  • For gas carts, fill up your tank and consider keeping a back-up tank.
  • In addition, check your oil if you have a gas cart.
  • Ensure your cart is cleaned out.
  • Check the air pressure in all of your tires.
  • Take before pictures of your cart in case you need it for insurance purposes.
  • Consider taking pictures of any purchase documents, insurance etc. that you may need after the storm.
  • Park in a garage, if possible. Otherwise, park close to a building for partial protection. Never park under a tree.

Remember, your golf cart can be a great way to get around after the storm in the event of fallen debris on the roadways, but please exercise caution and safety.

To all of our friends in potentially affected areas, we wish you safety during this storm.


If you’re new to golfing, understanding the rules can be a bit intimidating. One of the biggest points of confusion for a new golfer can be to simply understand where you can and cannot drive your cart!

Here are some quick tips for proper cart etiquette on the golf course.

  • 90 degree rule – for courses that abide by the 90 degree rule, carefully drive out to your ball on the grass, but only at a 90 degree angle. Do not drive from the tee out to the middle of the fairway to your ball.
  • Cart path only – for courses that prefer cart path only, drive to a point on the designated cart path until you are even with you ball, then walk out to your ball. Consider taking a few clubs with you since you may not be able to see the conditions around the ball from the cart.
  • Stick to the side of the cart path – when you’re stopped at hole, pull your cart over to the side of the cart path to allow other carts to get around you, if needed.
  • Drive, then score – when you finish at a hole, drive on to the next hole before marking your scorecard. This allows players behind you to start on their hole instead of having to wait longer for you.
  • Stay behind other golfers – for your safety, do not drive your cart in front other players. As a courtesy, do not drive forward or back up when a player is addressing their ball.
  • No carts beyond this point – if you see this sign on the fairway as you close in on the green, be sure to abide by this rule and do not drive past this sign on the course. This rule is in effect to protect the integrity of the course.
  • Avoid hazards – don’t drive too close to water, hazards, grassy mounds, or bunkers. This can damage the cart as well as the course.

Remember, use common sense and common courtesy on the greens and enjoy your day at the course!

One of the questions that we get a lot here at National Carts is, “How can I make my cart street legal?” Here’s a quick checklist of things you’ll need to take into consideration when turning your cart into an LSV (low-speed vehicle).

Please keep in mind that low-speed vehicles are restricted to roads that are 25 mph or less.

Your cart will require several accessories to make it street legal. These include:

  • Headlights
  • Tail lights
  • Brake lights
  • Horn
  • Turn Signal
  • Seat belts
  • Slow-moving vehicle sign
  • Mirrors – some local municipalities require rear view mirrors, while others require side mirrors, and some require both, so be sure to check your local ordinances.
  • Windshield – much like mirrors, the requirements for a windshield vary. Some municipalities require a DOT windshield and others do not.

Once your cart has the aforementioned upgrades, you’re not quite ready to take to the streets yet. Be sure to check your local laws as you may also be required to register and weigh your cart, and get insurance on it.

For more information about making your cart street legal, be sure to call one of our service professionals to answer your questions at (800) 940-8068.

Golf carts aren’t just for the golf course! Wedding golf cart rentals are a popular form of wedding transportation here in Central Florida. Whitney from National Carts shares why adding golf carts to your wedding can help the wedding flow in so many ways.

It’s your wedding day. It’s the happiest day of your life and you’ve planned for absolutely everything.

You have gone over your seating chart for the millionth time and warned your day-of coordinator about your sassy Aunt Karla who gets a little “loud” when she’s had one too many drinks.

You sent your timeline to your bridesmaids and gave Stacey an altered copy that says she has to be at the hotel a whole hour earlier than she needs to be because Stacey is always the last to arrive — and ALWAYS arrives late.

But what you didn’t plan for is the how long the walk would be from the parking lot to the wedding space and how Grandpa’s trick knee is about to pull a fast one on him.

More than ever, couples are choosing creative outdoor spaces for their wedding venues. In a 2017 article for The Knot Pro, Anja Winnika explains that the percentage of brides that require a “scenic backdrop/locale had gone up from 44% to 48%.” She goes on to say that another priority of brides was an indoor/outdoor venue space.

Winnika writes, “Stylistically, semi-casual weddings are still growing in popularity and especially black-tie weddings are down.”

These creative indoor/outdoor spaces sometimes need creative transportation solutions.

Below are five fun and useful ways to incorporate golf carts into your wedding.

1. Transportation to and from a wedding space.

Scenic outdoor wedding spaces, such as barns or museum landscapes, add a beautiful backdrop to any ceremony. Although ideal for photos, these spaces can sometimes lead to long walks to and from the ceremony space for the happy couple, the bridal party, and your wedding guests. Save your guests’ dancing feet by incorporating a golf cart into your logistical plan.

2. Rain, rain go away…

… unless it’s summer in Florida, then it’s here to stay.

As WESH 2 News explains, “the wet season in Central Florida lasts an average of five months. It generally begins in late May and runs through mid-October. 61% of our total annual rainfall is received during these five months.”

Depending on the distance from the parking lot to your event space, you could be setting your guests up for a soggy, soppy celebration during these summer months.

National Carts’ six-passenger golf carts come equipped with both windshields and roofs, keeping your guests dry when used to shuttle them to and from their car.

3. Get your furry friends down the aisle.

We’ve all been to that wedding where the bride and groom have enlisted their four-legged friends as the ring bearer and flower girl. We’ve also been to that same wedding where said ring bearer has no intention on delivering the ring and instead starts to wrap its leash around the wedding guests’ chairs, taking all the attention away from the bride and groom.

Get pets safely (and securely) down the aisle in the bed of one of our 3×3 box carts. This will ensure that you still get to incorporate your fur-babies into your special day, while also keeping the focus on you and your partner.

4. DIY brides, have no fear.

Your set-up assistant is here! From the centerpieces and decorations to the wedding favors, a DIY bride can spend countless hours creating memorable items for her wedding day that need to be transported to the wedding venue.

Don’t spend a moment longer than necessary unpacking and hauling supplies by foot to the ceremony and reception space. Our box carts and four-passenger golf carts with flip seats make set-up a breeze by giving you the ability to drive your supplies wherever they need to go.

5. No more “pee-mergencies” for the family farm and barn weddings.

With the average wedding having 127 people in attendance, you are sure to have to include extra outdoor restrooms into your wedding “decor” while hosting at your family farm or barn.

Keep the additional restrooms safely out of sight by offering a restroom shuttle to your guests. Doing this allows your guests to still access your restrooms quickly while keeping them out of the focus of your photographer’s lens.

Photography by LAF Photography

Wedding Venue Orlando Science Center


To keep your golf cart in tip top shape, it’s important to clean it regularly. Consider these tips the next time you’re cleaning your cart:

  • First, remove any extra equipment or loose items from the cart that could be damaged by water.
  • Remove floor mats and sweep the floorboard or use a shop vac. Use soap and water to clean the floorboards as needed.
  • For removable seat covers, follow manufacturer’s instructions on washing and drying the covers. For vinyl seats, use a damp cloth with soapy water to clean the seats.
  • Use the same soapy solution to wipe down the steering wheel, dashboard, and any interior plastic parts.
  • When washing the body of the cart, be sure to use a soft sponge as to not scratch the cart’s finish.
  • Clean your cart’s body in sections as to avoid letting soapy water dry.
  • Consider using a spray wax (we recommend Turtle’s Wax and Dry) to make your cart shine.
  • Use microfiber towels to dry your cart.
  • Never use Windex or paper towels to clean your cart’s windshield. Instead, use mild, soapy water and a microfiber towel.
  • For rust or corrosion around your batteries, use a bristle brush and a combination of water with baking soda to clean the tops of your batteries. Be sure to wear eye protection, gloves, and no jewelry.

Using these tips is sure to keep your cart sparkling! For any questions about golf car maintenance, feel free to call one of our service professionals at 800-940-8068.

If you’re driving an electric cart, proper battery care and maintenance is paramount to the performance of your vehicle. Consider these tips to get the most out of your batteries!

Charging your batteries. Charge your batteries after each use, preferably for 8-10 hours overnight. Never operate at more than an 80% discharge, meaning, that when you go to charge your batteries, they should still be at 20% capacity. Frequently going below a 20% capacity can affect the life of your battery over time.

Filling your batteries. First and foremost, fill your batteries before and after charging, and always use distilled water. Never use tap water or water from a hose. It is important to never let the water level dip below the plates. However, you also do not want to overfill them. Too much water can lead to acid overflow on top of the batteries. You’ll want to fill with water to about ¼ inch to a ½ inch above the plates.

Keep the top of your batteries clean. Clean your batteries with a bristle brush and a solution of baking soda and water. Be sure to wear eye protection, gloves, and no jewelry. Ensure that battery connectors and vent caps are tight at all times. You may also spray your cables with an anti-corrosive spray to prevent corrosion and rust.

When well-maintained, batteries can last up to 5 years. If your cart is running a little sluggish, contact one of our parts and service professionals at 800-940-8068 to evaluate and test your batteries.


For all of our golf enthusiasts, we’ve compiled some fun facts about golf:

  1. The longest recorded drive was a whopping 515 yards.
  2. The first 18-hole golf course was on a sheep farm.
  3. Golf was played on the moon – On February 6, 1967 Alan Bartlett “Al” Shepard, Jr. performed a one-handed swing with a six-iron, sending the ball flying through the moon’s low-gravity atmosphere.
  4. It is pretty widely accepted that modern day golf was invented during the year 1457 in Scotland. The Chinese, however, claim to have invented a similar game during the Song dynasty as far back as 943 A.D.
  5. Tiger Woods made his first hole-in-one at the age of eight.
  6. The first round of women’s golf was played in the year 1811 in Musselburgh, Scotland.
  7. The first golf balls were made of chicken or goose feathers wrapped in leather. Later, golf balls were made of wood.
  8. Golf tees were popularized in the 1920s. Before golf tees, golfers would shape mounds of sand to place the golf balls on.
  9. The term “birdie” was coined accidentally by Ab Smith who hit a “bird of a shot” in 1889.
  10. A score of three under par is called an “Albatross”.
  11. A “condor” is term given to a hole-in-one on a par 5. It is almost as rare as two hole-in-ones in a single game of golf.
  12. The French word “cadet” means “youngest child” and is where the word caddy was derived from.
  13. Only 20% of golfers have a handicap below 18.
  14. The chances of making two holes-in-one in a single round of golf are one in 67 million!
  15. A golf ball will travel further on hot days, because the air is less dense, so it takes less velocity to travel.

Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a new or used cart, the next consideration you’ll want to make is whether you want an electric or gas cart.

First, consider what you’ll be using your cart for. Strolling through the neighborhood or on the nearest 18 holes? An electric cart is probably sufficient. Off-roading or hauling things around your land? You may want the extra power that comes with a gas cart.

Here are a few pros and cons of each.

Electric Pros:

  • Minimal maintenance – In all, a golf cart with say, 500 parts is likely to need much less maintenance than a golf cart with 2,000 parts, which is what makes electric carts so convenient: less maintenance.
  • Less noisy – Electric carts are quieter than gas carts which means less noise pollution and less complaints from other people.
  • Eco-friendly – Electric cars are much more eco-friendly than their gas-guzzling counterparts. Not only does this mean less pollution, but it’s also less expensive to charge carts than to pay for the gas.

Electric Cons:

  • Charging time – Depending on the age of your batteries, your golf cart could be charging anywhere from 1-3 hours (with new batteries) to up to 10 hours (with older batteries).
  • Less power/speed – One of the trade-offs with an electric cart is having less power and speed. Electric carts generally travel around only 12-14 mph.

Gas Pros:

  • Convenience – You’ll never have to worry about charging your gas cart or traveling too far and running out of a charge. Plus, you can always bring extra fuel if you’re worried about running out.
  • More power – Gas golf carts generally have about 3x the horsepower as electric carts and perform better in rough terrain, steep hills, and off-road conditions.
  • Running time – Gas carts can run significantly longer on one tank of gas than an electric cart can run on one charge.

Gas Cons:

  • More noise – Undoubtedly, your gas golf cart is going to be much noisier than an electric cart. Because of this, some golf courses and residential neighborhoods have banned them.
  • Higher maintenance – Gas carts require more maintenance than electric carts. As carts require maintenance such as oil changes, air and fuel filter changes, new spark plugs, belts, clutch, fuel pump, etc.
  • Pollution – If being eco-friendly is a concern for you, you may want to opt for an electric cart over a gas cart due to their emissions.

As you can see, there are several things to consider when choosing the right golf cart for you. Hopefully, this has been a helpful guide in making that choice. If you have any questions about choosing a golf cart, we’re happy to answer your questions. Feel free to call us at 800-940-8068.

Buying a golf cart is a major buying decision that should not be taken lightly. Between new, used, gas, electric, lifted, non-lifted, etc. the process can be a little confusing.

The first consideration you’ll want to make is whether to purchase a new or used golf cart. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

New Pros:

  • Pristine condition – You won’t have the worry about the history of the vehicle, whether it has been in any accidents, or whether parts are soon to fail.
  • Warranty – New carts come with a manufacturer’s warranty which is sure to give you peace of mind.
  • Customizable – Whether you need your cart lifted for off-roading, lights for driving at night, a rain guard for tropical climates, or the ability to convert the back seat to a utility box, new golf carts give you the freedom to customize your cart to your exact preferences and specifications.

New Cons:

  • Cost – Obviously, new carts are going to cost several thousand dollars more than a used cart. If this is a big concern for you, a gently used pre-owned car may be best for you.

Used Pros:

  • Upgrades are taken care of – While you give up the power of choice as it relates to customizing and upgrades, many used golf carts already have the features included from lights to blinkers, to lift kits.
  • Cost – Buying a used golf cart is a much more economical choice with used carts generally starting around $2,500.

Used Cons:

  • History of the vehicle – When purchasing a used cart, you never really know what kind of condition the cart has been kept in and if it has had any major issues. One way to mitigate this risk is to have a mechanic check out the cart before purchasing it.
  • Less choice – Purchasing a used vehicle inevitably means giving up the power of choice. While you may be able to find a cart with some of your desired features, additional upgrades and changes may be needed after the sale.

As you can see, both new and used have their advantages and disadvantages. Come see one of our local sales experts to help you make the best decision for you and your family.