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New Golf Cart Owner Mistakes: First Cart, Maintenance, Accessories

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

Any new owner of a quality golf cart will be looking to care for it and utilize it in the right ways to extend its lifespan, and avoiding some of the most common golf cart ownership mistakes is a key part of this. There are a few such mistakes that some new cart owners tend to make, but having some knowledge of them ahead of time will often help you avoid them.

At Cricket Carts Direct, we're here to not only offer an unmatched selection of electric and battery-powered golf carts and golf cart accessories, but also to provide expertise to our clients on how to best use and care for our products. What are some of the most common mistakes we see from clients here, and how can you be sure to steer clear of them? This two-part blog series will go over several.

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Buying the First Cool-Looking Cart You See

The first mistake we commonly see among new golf cart owners actually goes back to the selection of the cart itself. Just because a golf cart looks great on the showroom floor doesn't mean it will serve all of your needs or perform as you want.

It's important to do your research ahead of time and understand what kind of cart will work best for you, whether that means an electric vs gas model, 4-seater vs 2-seater, or any other number of factors. Once you know what you're looking for specifically, it will be much easier to find the perfect cart for your needs without getting caught up in superficial details.

Not Putting Enough Thought Into Maintenance and Upkeep

Your golf cart needs regular maintenance just like any other vehicle, yet many new owners don't take this into account.

Part of the reason for this may be that golf carts aren't driven as often or as far as a typical car, but that doesn't mean they can be neglected. Neglecting things like battery charging, tire pressure, and even regular cleaning can lead to big problems down the line.

Be sure to read your cart's owners manual thoroughly and understand what kind of maintenance is required, then be sure to stay on top of it. Depending on how often you use your cart, this may mean monthly or even weekly check-ups.

Accessory Issues

Whether the problem is utilizing the wrong accessories or simply failing to utilize any at all, we see a number of golf cart owners make the same mistakes in this area.

One example is using the wrong size tires for your particular model of golf cart. This can cause problems with the way your cart handles and drives, and may even void your warranty in some cases.

Another common mistake is not taking advantage of the many great accessories available for golf carts. Things like custom wheels, protective cart covers, and even USB phone charger and a battery trickle charger can enhance your experience behind the wheel and make your cart that much more enjoyable to drive.

Investing in a quality golf cart is a big decision, but it's one that can provide years of enjoyment if done correctly. Be sure to avoid these common mistakes and you'll be well on your way to enjoying all that your new golf cart has to offer.

For more on this or any of our fantastic golf cart options, speak to the team at Cricket Carts Direct today.

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