How to Make the Most of Your Test Drive

Before you commit to buying a vehicle, it’s essential to get behind the wheel and try it for yourself. Here’s how to make the most of your test drive and ensure that you end up with a car, truck, or SUV that you like.

Before your drive

You can learn a lot about a car before you even start your test drive. Pay attention to the experience of getting in, the comfort and adjustability of the seats, and whether the steering wheel and other controls are easy to see and reach. Check whether the safety and connectivity features are intuitive to locate, use, and pair with your smartphone.

If you’ll be carrying passengers in the rear rows, make sure there’s enough room for them to ride comfortably. If you have small children, make sure their safety seats fit properly. You may also want to note how the rear seats fold, how the trunk opens, and whether there’s enough cargo space for your needs.

During your drive

As you drive the car, there’s a lot you’ll want to notice:

  • Can you see clearly while backing up, changing lanes, and making other maneuvers?
  • Does the vehicle accelerate, brake, and steer in a way that feels comfortable, safe, and otherwise acceptable for you?
  • Is the ride smooth or bumpy? Precise or forgiving?
  • Does the heating and air conditioning system keep the cabin comfortable for you?

Here at Chip Wynn Motors, we stock an extensive selection of used vehicles for you to test drive. Keeping these tips in mind when you get behind the wheel at our dealership will help you make a choice you’ll continue to love for years to come!