Golf Cart Warranty Factors: Types and Details
Updated: Apr 19
There are several key elements you may be considering when purchasing a high-value item like a golf cart, and one of these for nearly every buyer will be warranty coverage that comes with your new cart. There are a couple types of warranty coverage out there, and knowing how each works and how to consider warranties with your purchase is very important.
At Cricket Carts Direct, we're happy to provide a wide range of high-quality electric golf carts, plus comprehensive information on our products - including our support center that houses warranty information for our models. We're also happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about warranties when you are considering the purchase of any of our golf carts. What are some of the key themes you should know or be thinking about when it comes to a golf cart warranty? This two-part blog series will look into several.
Manufacturer Warranties Vs Dealer Warranties
The two primary types of warranty coverage you'll encounter when purchasing a golf cart are manufacturer warranties and dealer warranties. Manufacturer warranties cover the core components of your golf cart, such as the motor, chassis, drivetrain, and other key parts that make up the vehicle. These are covered by the original manufacturers for a set period of time - usually between one to five years - and provide coverage for defects and repairs related to the core parts of your golf cart.
Dealer warranties, on the other hand, are provided by an authorized dealer or service provider after a product has been purchased. These cover any non-manufacturer defects that may occur during the warranty period - usually one year - such as faulty labor or accessories not included with the original purchase. It's important to note that dealer warranties may not cover specific components of a golf cart, so it's important to read through the warranty documentation carefully before purchase.
Read the Fine Print
As with any purchase, it's important to read the fine print when considering any golf cart warranties. Be sure to ask questions about what is and isn't covered before committing to a purchase - if you're unsure of anything or need clarification, don't be afraid to contact us directly with your concerns.
A few specific areas to be looking at:
Is an extended warranty worth it? Different manufacturers have different policies, so be sure to read up on the specifics.
What parts are covered? Different warranties may cover different parts of a golf cart. Make sure you know what's included before you commit.
Are there any exclusions to coverage? Be aware of any circumstances where the warranty may not apply - such as damage due to misuse or improper care.
What is the warranty period? Different warranties vary in length, so be sure you know how long you'll have protection for your purchase.
In part two of our series, we'll go over some additional themes to consider when it comes to warranties for your new golf cart. For more information on this or any of our fantastic golf cart models, speak to our team at Cricket Carts Direct today.