Test-driving a vehicle you are considering buying is an important step in the car-buying process. A test drive can make or break a sale, which is why it’s important that you get the best test drive possible. To help you do so, we’ve put together some test drive tips. These tips should ensure your testing experience will help you determine whether or not our Hyundai vehicles fit your needs.
Do your research. When you show up at a dealership, you should already know what model(s) you want and the various bells and whistles you need, too. Research online ahead of time to know your options and their price tags. Also, make sure you drive each model back-to-back on the same day so you can truly compare them all.
Don’t forget the everyday tasks you need the car for. If you need to fit a stroller into the trunk of the vehicle, don’t hesitate to bring it along. Same with a kayak, camping gear, or other large items you use frequently. It’s important that the car meets your needs, so find out if it actually does before you buy it.
Try to park the vehicle. This tip is especially important for larger vehicles, but is important in any test drive. Find out how tight the vehicle’s turning radius is and if you can live with having to park a hulking vehicle every time you run to the grocery store.
Drive at multiple speeds. See how the car feels at different speeds. It’s important to travel away from the dealership, taking the vehicle on the highway and in low-speed zones, too. Make sure your dealership salesperson knows that you want to go farther on this test drive than around the dealer lot.
Answer specific questions. There are multiple questions that you should ask yourself concerning the vehicle’s comfort and practicality. These include:
Is it easy to get in and out of the car?
Is there enough head-, leg-, and hiproom in the front and backseats?
Are the seats comfortable?
How is your visibility?
Is the interior noisy?
Are the console controls easy to reach?
If you follow the above tips, you’re sure to have a great test drive and will find the right vehicle for your needs. Stop in and try these tips out at Gossett Hyundai South to see if we have the car of your dreams!