What to Look for During a Test Drive
You have started the process towards buying your next car. You have done all of your research, and you have narrowed down the amount of money you want to spend on your car. You have picked out a handful of cars. Now you’re ready to test drive. Since it’s time to test drive a car, what should you look for during your test drive? Here are some ideas.
Test Drive Checklist
First, you need to be looking for your comfort level in the car. Is it easy to get in and get out into the driver’s seat? If you sit in the seat for a while, are you comfortable? Can you adjust the seat for the right position for you? Can you reach all of the controls from where you are sitting? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you may need to keep looking.
Your next check should be the actual drive of the car. Does the car ride smoothly? Are you comfortable behind the driver’s seat? Can you move the mirrors, and enter and exit traffic? How is the acceleration of the test car? You need to check all of the safety features as well, such as the backup camera, lane departure warning system, cross traffic alerts, and emergency braking. All of these systems will be important if you choose to keep the car. Finally, you will want to park the car, get out and take a look. Walk all around the car, and if you like what you see, you may have found the perfect car for you.
When you’re ready to stop test driving a car and start buying a car, you need to come and see us at Luxury Automotive Club. We’re located at 6107 Northern Boulevard in Woodside. You can also give us a call at 718.737.7626.