What Should a Golf Cart Warranty Include?

The subject of golf cart warranties can be approached in two ways. The first step is to analyze every model golf cart you can locate and look up their longevity records. After ten or fifteen years, how many out of a hundred are still in operation? What is the breakdown history of the cart models you’re thinking about buying? What is the resale value of the golf carts you’re thinking of having?

Yes, the conversation might be regarded as the warranty’s backstory. Have you purchased a good golf cart with an inadequate confirmation or a lousy one with a good warranty? You want to win on the golf cart as well as the warranty. On the other hand, Warranties are in place primarily to safeguard consumers. Warranties protect consumers against manufacturer flaws. An insurance policy is a specific topic that extends beyond a warranty to protect you from unintended consequences and other difficulties not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.

Overall, the wisest course of action with either a warranty or an insurance policy is to avoid submitting a claim. Winning is losing, and losing is winning when it comes to warranties. Owning a cart that never breaks down throughout its warranty time is the finest warranty. After you’ve found a model with a good track record and a high resale value, you’ll want to examine each warranty given to you. Compare each warranty line by line because warranties these days are itemized, regardless of whether they are offered in a list format.

Warranty on a golf cart, for example.


First and foremost, this guarantee is only valid if you purchase the cart from a Yamaha authorized dealer or directly from Yamaha. It’s referred to as a “four-year limited warranty” because it doesn’t cover every eventuality.

When you look at the itemized list, you’ll notice that many parts are only warrantied for four years. Only the frame, pedals, electric wires, switches and relays, bumpers, bag carrier, and windscreen are protected for three years, while the headlights and taillights are only covered for two years.
Manufacturers, without a doubt, conduct research. They are well-versed in the breakdown history of each component of their automobiles, and the list indicates that windshields are frequently damaged by the fourth year. As a result, they are only covered for three years. However, the producers are aware that the large ticket parts, like the motor, require an excellent warranty to be included in the cart’s selling factors. The electric motor, charger receptacle, charger wire, and motor controller/charger are protected for four years.

Exhaust, intake, generator, gas engine, throttle cables, clutch, and brakes are also covered for four years on gas models.
What isn’t covered is also a regular part of warranties. When your golf cart breaks down, this region might lead to heated conflicts. Yamaha deems “abnormal strain, negligence, abuse, including lack of adequate maintenance and uses contrary to the Owner’s Manual” to be “abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, including lack of proper maintenance and use contrary to the Owner’s Manual.”

Problems related to exposure, such as spending too many days in direct sunlight, are also unaddressed. Furthermore, if the company discovers that the owner has made unlawful changes or alterations to the cart, the company will not cover anything that has broken down. The modifications might range from a primary custom seat to a lift kit. If you want to make these changes, go to your factory-authorized dealer first. In addition, faults that developed during transit will not be covered by the company. It’s your responsibility if something goes wrong in the rear of a flatbed carrier or a pickup vehicle.

A warranty covers the Golf Cart Batteries.

Of course, buyers of electric golf carts will be particularly interested in the warranty on the batteries, which can cost a lot of money if you have to change them yourself. With one model (the T-875), Yamaha’s battery warranty promises “36-hole performance” for four years or 23,500 amp-hours, and with the T-875 batteries with the addition of a factory-installed Trojan HydroLink Battery Watering System for four years or 25,000 amp-hours. This warranty structure is geared toward using the property on a golf course rather than in a residential community. A day with 36 holes equals about 10 kilometers of walking. Using this logic, if you plan to use your golf cart for everyday transportation within a community, you should consider how far you plan to drive it regularly. It would not take much to pull out the battery warranty after 1 to 2 years.


This is not a recommendation; a complete warranty should offer similar benefits to Yamaha’s. A warranty will mention every part or mechanical system of your golf cart in some shape or form to declare that certain items are covered while others are not.