Golf cars are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation among not only neighborhoods and communities but also on the streets. In some areas with dedicated infrastructure, like Florida’s The Villages, people have even decided to outright replace their regular vehicles with golf carts! Here are some reasons that neighborhoods and the people in them are embracing the use of golf carts.
Costs – Money, Time, Space
Golf carts are an excellent way to get around larger living communities and beyond for their cost efficiency, both monetarily and time-wise. Golf carts are much cheaper than their standard vehicle counterparts to outright purchase and maintain. Gas-powered golf cars get around 25 to 50 miles per gallon, which is a much more efficient fuel economy than almost all standard, non-hybrid vehicles. Since electric golf cars run independently of gas, there is no need to spend any money on fuel. Golf car repair is also significantly cheaper than repairs for your standard vehicle. So, you’re only spending a fraction by opting for a Tomberlin instead of a Toyota!
Community and neighborhood members can also save time and energy when wanting to enjoy the outdoors without the hassle of walking. Golf cars are especially useful here for younger children and the elderly who may have trouble walking, and can also spare some time in regular travel or running your daily errands around the community. Additionally, golf cars save significantly on space, taking up only about a third of what a standard vehicle takes. This decreases the need for large parking lots, instead of allowing the space to be used for something better.
Day-to-day driving in your town can be made a lot easier by using a golf car instead of a standard vehicle. Street legal golf cars, which are golf cars that are certified to travel on roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less and affixed with headlights, taillights, signals, and mirrors, are becoming more popular options for city driving. They come with a number of advantages. There are often smaller side roads or otherwise inaccessible shortcuts cars that golf cars can utilize, saving drivers from the frustrations of traffic congestion and getting to the destination more quickly. Additionally, you can always enjoy the beautiful Ormond Beach weather while doing your city cruising given the wide-open nature of the vehicle.
Especially in communities with dedicated development and infrastructure around golf carts, there are many social opportunities that grow with their use with the open nature of the vehicle. Many people also perform extensive customizations to their golf car, allowing for different types of personal touches that standard cars don’t allow for.
Golf carts also allow younger operators than regular cars do, which can serve to expand those kids’ independence and social freedom. At the age of 12, kids can drive golf carts when accompanied by an adult. By the age of 14, they are allowed to do this alone. This means some kids are driving themselves to school the entirety of their high school life!
Florida’s beaches stretch hundreds of miles, providing some of the most scenic and breath-taking views of the East Coast. Though cars are typically not allowed on the beach, golf carts are free to roam on the coast. This makes bringing all of your things to the beach much easier, instead of lugging things from the car that you parked half a mile away… or forgot where you parked at all! You can keep your things close and the coastal views even closer when riding from your golf cart instead of on the road.
In Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, and New Smyrna Beach, golf cars are becoming a desirable alternative to the regular vehicle. If you are interested in this highly efficient alternative, contact Tee Time Golf Cars today to get the help and information you need on adding a new member to the vehicular family.