10 Tips For Test Driving Your Dream Car

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You’ve found the car of your dreams, at least on paper. Now, it’s time to find out if it’s right for you by going on a test drive. While most people just hop in and go for a quick spin, the test-driving experience should begin before you even turn on the ignition. Check out these 10 things you should do before your test drive.

1.      Schedule the Test-drive

Make sure that your dream car is ready to go by scheduling your test drive. Some dealerships let you schedule a test drive online, which is a simple experience. You just fill out a short form, and the dealership will contact you to confirm the appointment.

2.      Create a Checklist

There are numerous things you should check when test-driving a car, so it’s a good idea to bring a checklist with you. Write down all the items that are important to you when driving a vehicle. Then, you can go down your list during the drive.

3.      Bring Your Gear

You need to make sure that the vehicle can accommodate your must-have items, such as a car seat or a bicycle. Bring bulky items that you often take with you when driving to ensure that they fit.

4.      Invite a Friend

Do your friends often ride with you? Bring one or two along so you can get input from your passengers.

5.      Copy Your License

Do you want to speed up the process when you get to the dealership? If so, make a photocopy of your driver’s license beforehand. The dealership needs a photocopy for its records, and you can hand it over when you arrive.

6.      Inspect the Car’s Exterior

When you arrive for the test drive, take some time to walk around the car’s exterior. During your stroll, inspect the car for rust, scratches, and other issues. You should do this, even if the car is new.

7.      Gauge the Comfort Level

You want to be comfortable in your new ride, so slip behind the wheel and see how it feels. Make sure you can get in and out with ease, and you feel comfy in the seat. You can also get in the back to make sure it’s comfortable.

8.      Test the Technology

Cars have more technology than ever before, and you need to make sure that it’s up to your standards. Test all the technology, including Bluetooth. Make sure it’s user-friendly so you can get the most out of it on the road.

9.      Inquire About the Fuel

Talk to the salesperson about the car’s fuel. Find out if it takes regular fuel or if you have to upgrade to premium. Also, inquire about the fuel economy.

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10. Try the Car in Various Conditions

Finally, it’ll be time to drive the car. Instead of just making a loop, test it on different types of roads to see how it handles highway driving, bumps, and more.

You can get the process started by scheduling a test drive online at Cavender Auto Country Chevrolet Buick GMC in Weimar, Texas. Once you arrive, our team will go over the car’s features with you, and then you can take it out for a spin.