Test Drive Tips
No matter how much time you’ve spent researching the car you’re about to buy, you’ll learn so much more from a test drive. A new car should make you feel right. Sometimes you’ll fall in love immediately. Sometimes it’s a little harder to tell. Ask yourself the right questions and make the most of your time in a new vehicle with our best tips for test driving a car.
Before you drive
A good test drive doesn’t just take place on the road. Before you get going, it’s a good idea to spend a few minutes getting acquainted with some of the car’s features. We recommend:
Play with the driver’s seat – Is it easy to find a driving position that feels comfortable? If taller/shorter family members are going to be driving the car too, does the seat adjust far enough to accommodate all of them?
Play with the audio system and the controls – Do the controls make sense and feel intuitive? Is your phone compatible with the car’s audio system?
Get in the backseat – Will your passengers have enough legroom? While you’re back there, it’s also a good idea to check out the cargo space, or open the trunk – space matters here too.
While you drive
Think about your daily commute, and try to match those conditions as much as you can during your test drive.
Practice parking – Parallel parking is a good way to feel how maneuverable the car really is. Backing out of a parking space will force you to pay close attention to visibility.
Turn off the music, so you’ll know whether the cabin is quiet and well-insulated, or whether it gets too noisy.
Don’t be shy to ask questions – if you’re not sure how a certain feature works, or what that button does, our sales advisor from Lee Motors are here to help! Book a test drive here today!
Source: Volkswagen blog