If you’re partial to golfing, live in an area conducive to getting around by golf car, or participate in hobbies where they’re useful, like camping, you may have faced the decision whether or not to purchase the vehicle or get by just renting. Here are some bigger things you’ll want to think about when making the decision whether or not to invest.
Whether you view the cost as a pro or a con for buying a golf car depends on how often you plan to use one. Renting golf cars will typically run you $25-$100 dollars a day, without any extras or add-ons. If you only plan to play golf or need a car a couple of times a year, renting may be the more affordable option. However, if you find yourself playing and wanting to rent at least semi-regularly, it will be much more affordable to purchase your own vehicle. Though new golf cars may run you a bit of money, you can get a new cart at your local Ormond Beach golf car dealer for around $5,000-$9,000, or used ones starting at $2,500.
Use at Home and Around
The benefits of owning a golf car at home extend far beyond use for golf or golfing activities. Especially if you are a part of a community or have a large property, you can use it for projects like landscaping and gardening. If your golf car is street legal, you can even use it to travel around lower-speed areas around your town, so you’ll feel free to go visit a friend, pick up some groceries, or run other errands. When renting a golf car, you won’t have the option to use it outside of the guidelines explicitly set by the company you’re renting from, which will likely be very limited.
If you are an expressive person and have a lot of love to show for things, decorating your cart could be a hugely fun plus. Golf cars can be decked out beyond how a normal car or van can be, such as turning your golf car into a train or hanging string lights from it. The possibilities are endless, and ones that don’t exist if you rent your golf car, in which you can do nothing to express your creativity.
Golf carts take up space. If you live somewhere like an apartment complex, owning a golf car may not be viable if you’re not afforded the space for it. However, if you own a garage or otherwise have space on your property, this shouldn’t be as much of a problem. Just make sure that you are able to keep the vehicle protected from the elements or theft!
If you own a golf car, maintenance is a necessity. For example, if you own a gas-powered golf car, you will need to perform regular oil changes, or if you own an electric car, you will need to keep a good eye on the batteries and things like water level. Batteries need to be replaced every few years, and can run you up to $1,000. If you rent, none of this is a problem; you are responsible for none of the maintenance or costs associated with it, unless you run into some kind of liable trouble while renting it out.
Buy or Rent?
In the end, especially if you’re living in a community that allows or encourages the use of golf cars and like to use them often, it may be wise to invest in a golf car, as the payoff will be higher than if you decide to continuously rent. If you live in Flagler or Volusia County, contact your local EZ-Go dealer today at Tee Time Golf Cars to get the process moving on your new addition!