Reasons why you should not buy a golf cart from Craig’s List, Facebook, eBay and other online marketplaces

Reason One: Do you really want to buy A cart that someone built in their garage?


  • Unfortunately most of the golf carts you see on Facebook marketplace and Craigslist are for sale by guys who build carts in their garage or backyard with the sole intent of making the most profit. This unfortunately makes them buy older carts and cheaper parts.

  • So you buy a cart from a guy on Craig’s List or Facebook who delivers it to your house. You drive it for a week and realize it needs repairs. Now what?

  • Did the seller provide a warranty?

  • Does the seller have a service center?

  • Do you even know where they live?


  • That’s why people call us to solve their cart problems everyday. We pick it up and fix it for them. But they should of bought a cart from us in the first place. Our service center loves customers who bought a shiny new cart online and now need repairs.

Reason Two: Golf carts being sold as “ALL NEW” are often older than they look.


  • Listings for a golf cart that doesn’t show the year the very first question you should ask yourself is why? The reason any information is deliberately omitted is because that will not help sell the cart.​

  • The electrical system, brakes, steering, motor, wiring, controller, switches and frame are untouched and  90% of the time are the parts that need repair or replacement

  • Buying golf carts that are older than 7-8 years is an unnecessary gamble

Reason Three: Most refurbished golf carts being sold use inferior parts.


  • Underneath the shiny body, behind the new wheels, are parts. Like anything there’s cheap parts and quality parts. People flipping golf carts online are not using high-end parts. Sometimes we see new parts but they are normally poor quality and are made in china. Most of the parts we use are MADE IN THE USA

Reason Four: Most carts being sold online are cheaper brands.


  • Like the model year, golf cart listings often don’t tell you who made it.

  • We build our custom carts from Club Car that are never older than 2014 because they are the best and most reliable.

  • Club Car makes a superior product that uses all aluminum frames which can withstand the elements in Florida and not rust in half like some carts brought into our shop for repair.

  • Used EZGO and Yamaha carts are cheaper to obtain than Club Car and therefore are a popular choice for those cashing in on selling used carts.

Reason Five: Using cheap batteries is a huge mistake.

  • Golf cart batteries are the heart of the cart

  • Many of the golf cart listings brag about having “brand new batteries”. What you should know is there is a broad range of quality in golf cart batteries.

  • The carts we service that are purchased online mostly have low-quality, cheap batteries. We only use Trojan batteries that carry a 2 year manufacture warranty. The best or nothing!

  • By now you know not to buy a used cart online without seriously asking a lot of questions and have a golf cart technician check it out

So you can buy your backyard frankenstein cart on the internet? Or you can buy a cart collection fully customized golf cart made just for you that has a full nationwide warranty. 

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