18. May 2017
A test drive is important to do when buying a car. When doing the test drive, you have a limited amount of time to make some extremely important decisions about the car. Perform a proper test drive by looking out for the following things:
First, make sure you take you time when doing the test drive. Be sure that you walk around the vehicle a couple of times and make sure your check the trunk as well. Make sure that the trunk is big enough to meet your cargo needs. In addition, look for problems that will affect visibility and check to see if the fenders flare out.
Next, it is time to take it for a test drive. While the car is in park, be sure to adjust the seat and the steering wheel. Also, this is the best time to test the radio out and play with all of the buttons and knobs on the dashboard to make sure they are all working properly.
When you finally take the car out on the road, choose a route that provides variety. Drive in traffic that requires both left and right turns, drive in the parking lot, and drive on the highway. This will allow you to see how the car drives at both high and low speeds and it will help you determine visibility. Make sure that you tune into all of your senses and really make sure that the car meets all of your needs and is right for you.
Lastly, even if the car passes all of your tests, make sure that you go and test-drive a few more. You do not want to just buy the first car that you see. Investigate your options before making a final decision. However, once you make your final purchase, be sure that you protect your investment by purchasing an auto warranty as well.