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Test drive is everything when buying a used car

Test drive is everything when buying a used car

Posted On 27 Sep, 2017

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A test drive is one of the most definitive moments when a customer looks to buy a used car for sale in the UK.

And when you buy a used car in Inverness, it’s without a doubt, that the test drive is as important. You can check the quality of the drive, the feel of the drive, the ease of parking and much more.

At Hertz Rent2Buy, we ensure that your test drives are smooth and we understand your need to vigorously inspect a used car and go for a test drive before you buy it.

Our tips will help you figure out what exactly you should look for in a test drive for a used car, even if you are not an expert.

Inspect the Bodywork
Always make sure that you check a used car for any dents and scratches, which can be hidden due to reflection. Carefully look for any uneven body panels which indicate a poorly repaired damage. One of the things that is overlooked by many lies underneath the car. Look for any signs of damage, even if it’s dirty.

Check the Mileage
This could be a tricky part to check. Carefully inspect the condition of the car, especially the interior, tallies with the displayed mileage. For instance, sagging seats and worn pedal rubbers could indicate that the car has covered more miles than the claims shown through a shiny steering wheel rim.

The Feel of the Drive
You really need to be comfortable behind the wheel on your test drive. Make sure you are able to operate all the controls with ease. If you are really concerned about the car’s road balance, then try out different roads to check the cars performance.
You should also try and really listen out for any odd noises or rattles that could indicate a mechanical issue.

Your Own Needs
It all comes down to your personal needs. For instance, if you are more concerned about power, you should carefully check for it. Although, if you are buying it to run errands or daily trips to schools or college, then safety, brakes and door lock functioning are vital.

While it is impossible for Hertz Rent2Buy to provide a list of all the important elements of what you need, it is always necessary to check the gearbox, the brakes and the engine for a car’s proper functioning.

A good test drive will save you from unwanted surprises later down the line. So, take out the necessary time to check for all the elements that you feel are important for you and your future used car.

Your final decision should be based on your personal requirements.

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