Every golf course needs cars which can easily transport the players to the different regions of the field. And if you are an owner or a manager of a golf club looking to hire a few cars, then you will have to thoroughly research them to ensure that they will function optimally. To help you decide which vehicles to hire, we list out five things to look for when checking out golf cars.
Electric Vs Gas
You have to decide whether the car you wish to hire will be electric or gas. Both have their own positives and negatives. An electric club car is less noisy than gas vehicles and is far easier to maintain. Plus, they are also environmentally friendly since there are no carbon emissions. In contrast, a gas car will deliver more speed and pull power when compared to electric vehicles. You also don’t have to waste time, waiting for the gas carts to ‘recharge’ like the electric ones. However, on the downside, the gas vehicles are more polluting than the electric cars. As such, if you are looking to maintain the ‘environment-friendly’ tag of your golf course, then an electric club car would be a much better choice.
Check whether the vehicle can be customized to your needs. You may want to make modifications to the car sometime in the future, either by rebranding them or by adding in certain extensions. As such, it is always a good idea to ask the contractor beforehand whether you are allowed to modify the vehicle the way you want.
If you are hiring an electric club car, then you will also have to look at the battery life of the vehicle. Generally, the longer the battery life, the better. At the same time, the vehicle should not take too much time to recharge the batteries. Also, check the performance of the battery and ensure that there are no leakage issues.
Ideally, the car must have been sparsely used. And If possible, get the latest model. Hiring cars which have been in use for long can have certain disadvantages. Chief among them is efficiency. It is common knowledge that the longer a vehicle has been in operation, the less mileage it will have. In contrast, newer vehicles will offer better mileage. This essentially results in lower operational cost.
Ask the service provider as to who is responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle. Some will include free maintenance when you sign the hiring contract, while others will agree to provide limited maintenance under certain conditions, while a few other operators may not provide any maintenance at all and will expect you to look after the car. And when hiring a club car, you must obviously look for contractors who can lease or rent it to you while taking full responsibility for the maintenance on themselves.
So, keep the above points in mind when you search for companies providing club car rentals, and you should have no problem in picking the right vehicles for your club.