Golf Cart Warranty Factors: Distance, Long-Term Coverage
Updated: Jun 30
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the initial considerations to be keeping in mind with regard to a golf cart warranty. There are multiple types of warranties available for golf carts today, and reading the fine print and being aware of all the relevant details for any golf cart you purchase is naturally important.
At Cricket Carts Direct, we're happy to offer a huge range of electric golf carts, golf cart accessories, parts, and more. We're also here to provide you with robust information on warranty coverage for any of our vehicles, ensuring that you're aware of your coverage and exactly how it works. Here are a few of the other important areas to be looking into as you evaluate your warranties.
What Happens if You Break Down Far Away from Your Dealership?
One important point to note is that if you end up having an issue with your golf cart while you're away from the dealership, coverage for parts and repairs may vary widely depending on the warranty. In some cases, you'll have to cover the cost of labor and any necessary parts at a local shop or other repair facility, but in others, it might be covered provided you bring the golf cart back to the dealership when it's convenient.
Be sure you know exactly what's covered and where your coverage is valid.
Will the Manufacturer Honor an Extended Warranty if Your Dealer Goes Out of Business?
Another thing to look into when evaluating warranty options is what happens if the dealer you bought from goes out of business. You may run into an issue down the line where you need to use your extended warranty, but the dealer no longer exists.
In some settings, warranties and other coverage might still be honored by the manufacturer or another third-party provider, but in other cases, that may not be the case. As such, it's important to get all the details on any extended warranties you purchase and make sure you understand what happens if your dealer goes out of business.
How to Proceed as a Traveler or Buying Away From Home
If you're a traveler or buying from an out-of-state dealer, make sure that the manufacturer and/or dealership honors warranty coverage on your specific golf cart. This can be a major point of confusion for buyers who aren't aware of what's covered in terms of repairs or parts replacement away from home.
In some cases, there may be an additional fee for service or parts outside of the local area, so make sure you look into this before signing any contracts.
These are just a few of the considerations to keep in mind when evaluating golf cart warranties. Be sure to read the fine print and ask plenty of questions so that you know exactly what's covered and what happens if something goes wrong. With that information, you can make an informed decision and be prepared for any potential issues down the line.
At Cricket Carts Direct, we are happy to answer any questions or provide more detail on warranty coverage for our vehicles. Contact us today to learn more about our golf carts and warranties!