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Things to Consider During Your Next Test Drive

Things to Consider During Your Next Test Drive

Posted On 01 Oct, 2018

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People often assume that the term “test drive” is a magical event thanks to which you will surely find everything about a car in an instant. And once they get behind the wheel they start paying attention to the road and completely shut down about all the other qualities/drawbacks of the car.

This is why we are here to help. In this article, we will share some exclusive tips about what to watch for during your used car search. When test driving brand new vehicles, there are far fewer things to consider. But now we will focus on trying out a vehicle which has been in use for a few years.

Even before you pick up the phone or log on to a website from which you can buy used cars, you need to get some things straight. Your expectations need to be clear so that you do not get disappointed. Think about what you expect from the car in advance.

You want to know exactly how fast it accelerates, does it steer easily, is the size too big, can you park the car with little effort, etc. Once you have that full image in your head, then you can see if the test drive actually fulfils your expectations.

So, the first 2 things to keep in mind once you get to the dealership are related to the physical aspect of experiencing the car.

1. You need to know how you feel in there

 2. Being comfortable really matters

The bottom line is that you are likely planning to drive this car for a few years. This means that you want to make sure you like the seat, the space, and the overall arrangement of the automobile. Every dealer will recommend that you adjust the seat and the mirrors according to your liking. This is done so that you can be absolutely sure whether you like the environment of the car or not.

Don’t Be Quick to Hit The “Play” Button

Once you start the engine, it might be tempting to play some music. We advise against that. At least during the first 10-15 min of the test drive, try to operate the vehicle in complete silence. Listen for crackling sounds coming from the engine or the suspension. Speaking of the suspension, drive through various road conditions in order to test the stability of the car.

It shouldn’t be too hard to find rough terrain especially if you do a used car test drive in UK’s country roads. If you go through some rough roads, you also increase the chance of hearing some parts squeak. Such areas will also allow you to see if the car stops properly and whether the brakes are worn out.

 

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