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Test Drive Tips

Test Drive Tips

Test driving a new car is an exciting moment. We want to make sure you get the most out of your test drive, so here are some tips to help!

Recreate your life

Often times there is a “route” that the salesperson wants you to take. This is fine, but make sure you drive the vehicle in the type of environment that you drive in your day-to-day life. If you are constantly in stop and go traffic, then it doesn’t make sense to only drive on the highway does it? Drive the car how you will drive it.

 

Get Some Silence

 

Of course you’ll switch the radio on during your test drive. It’s important to make sure it works well, and you like the sound quality coming out of the speakers. However, silence is important as well. Take a second to listen to the engine and the sound of the tires. You want to make sure the vehicle is running smoothly, and with talking or loud noise you’ll never hear it.

 

Bring a friend


Two heads are truly better than one, and a test drive is no exception to that rule.  Having someone along for the ride can help you better understand your vehicle. While you are getting excited about how good the heated seats feel, they can be in the back seat hearing the weird wobble sound coming from the tire. Once you get back from the test drive, you can compare your notes and get a better view of issues that the vehicle may or may not have. Having someone there to help in the car buying process is always a good idea.

 

Try Other Seats

 

Other people will ride in your car at some point. Don’t you want them to feel comfortable? So hop in the back seat and see what the legroom is like. Especially as a parent, if your kids aren’t with you it’s important to get a feel for what they will be experiencing.

 

Bring Your Lifestyle

 

This may be the biggest one on the list. Numerous people purchase a vehicle that they love, take it home and find out their car seat doesn’t really fit in the back or their golf clubs can’t fit in the trunk. If you have larger objects or something that you use your vehicle for often, bring it! We want to make sure you are 100% happy with the purchase of your new or used vehicle, so bring your golf clubs if needed!

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