So, you’re looking for a golf cart. Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place! Before you buy a golf cart, there are a few questions you should ask yourself to ensure that you’re making a smart and informed buying decision. 

To start off, ask yourself and prospective dealer:

  • Do you want a gas or electric golf car?
  • How important is a warranty to you?
  • Does your prospective dealer offer service plans?

Gas vs. Electric

Club Car’s latest creation, Onward™ comes with customization opportunities like you’ve never experienced before! The whole family can choose from custom specifications online or in our showroom.

Gator Golf Cars is here to help you make the best, most informed decision for you, your family, and your community. As you consider purchasing a golf cart, the first decision you will need to make as deciding between a gas or electric cart. There are pros and cons to each so Gator Golf Cars is giving you the ins and outs so you can make an informed, efficient decision.

What You Need to Know About Gas Golf Carts


Gas powered carts simply go faster, they are easy to refill, and can carry heavy loads. It’s fast in speed and long distances. These fast speeds can allow some gas powered carts the ability to drive on roads where Low Speed Vehicles are welcome. Gas powered carts are easily changed and customized. Additional accessories can be added for a one-of-a-kind experience. 


As great as gas powered carts are, they don’t come with a few cons as well. The fuel and emissions needed to power a gas cart also make it harmful to the environment. It’s also quite loud, so not ideal in neighborhoods where this would bother the community. They also require more maintenance than their electric counterparts.

What You Need to Know About Electric Golf Carts


Electric golf carts are environmentally friendly, release no emissions, and are much quieter than gas powered carts. Electric golf carts are also more affordable than most gas carts as they are much more standardized. As a result of their ease, electric carts also cost much less in service and repairs since they don’t need much maintenance. 


The main cause for concern for electric carts in the battery. While useful and efficient, cart’s may run out of power and cause problems. Charging the cart’s battery takes significantly longer than filling up a tank, thus creating a longer period in between use.

Club Car® consistently provides expertly engineered vehicles for the whole family. Gator Golf Cars is proud to carry these brilliantly manufactured vehicles built with you in mind. Onward™ exemplifies Gator Golf Cars and Club Car® values. These cars have adapted to fit a modern need that has been ignored by other manufacturers. 

Experience a smooth, confident ride from Onward™ six models:

  • Four-Passenger Lifted Gas and Electric
  • Four-Passenger Gas and Electric
  • Two-Passenger Gas and Electric

Accessorize and Personalize

Make it yours! Club Car offers several accessories and features to personalize your cart. 

Our vehicles say a lot about us; what we do, what we like, and how we want to present ourselves to the world. Golf carts are no different. There are endless opportunities to personalize your cart. In fact, Club Car offers accessories such as tires, entertainment features, seat belts and much more. Club Car® ‘s Onward™, in particular, comes with a host of design and features to choose from.

Check out some of the many accessories that Club Car and Gator Golf Cars have to offer!

Think “Safety”

Does the cart your considering have any safety features? Safety should be a top priority when entering a buying decision. Be sure to consider seat belts, windshields, brakes, etc. 

If you are choosing a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) there are several factors to consider. In Florida, LSV’s are prohibited on roads that exceed 35 miles per hour. This makes them the perfect choice for neighborhoods with low speed limits. When you choose LSV’s for you and your family, there are legal requirements to meet. 

Requirements for Street Legal golf carts in Florida include:

  • Head Lamps/Stop Lamps
  • Turn Signal Lamps
  • Tail Lamps
  • Reflex Reflectors
  • Parking Brakes
  • Rear-view Mirrors
  • Windshields
  • Seat Belts
  • Vehicle Identification numbers

Plan for the Future

Remember when we mentioned service plans? Gator Golf Cars’ provide Club Car golf carts for personal and professional use, as well as a comprehensive service and maintenance plans. 

Club Car golf carts exudes luxury, convenience, and exquisite detail with every cart. As a trusted industry favorite, Club Car’s commitment to energy efficiency and their devotion to customer safety coincides with high-quality golf cart performance. They only use the safest and most durable materials for their manufacturing. Golf cart repair is made simple with regular maintenance and superior manufacturing. If you have any questions regarding your decision or maintenance, give us a call at 239-331-4538!

Don’t feel like calling? Make an appointment for Golf Cart Maintenance online!