If you think you’ve found the perfect vehicle, it’s time to take the next step with a test drive. You won’t know for sure if a car is a good fit for you until you get inside. At Great West Chrysler, we are here to guide you through every step towards your next car purchase and we’d be happy to assist you on your next test drive.
The first thing you’ll want to do before taking a test drive is see how you feel in the car itself. Can you easily get in and out? Is it comfortable? Is it easy to use the adjustable controls? Play around with the console and get familiar with the buttons and make sure the layout works for you. The vehicle may later drive and look nice, but if you aren’t comfortable sitting inside it then it may not be the right choice for you.
On The Road
After you get a good feel for the car, now you’re ready to test it out on the road. Just because it’s a new car that you’re not used to doesn’t mean you should drive it any differently. Drive it just like you normally would so you can get the true feel of how it will ride day-to-day. Make sure to do common driving maneuvers that you would typically do on the road: accelerate at fast and slow speeds, change lanes, test the brakes responsiveness and drive through different road types such as commercial, residential and highway.
Now that you’ve judged its comfortability, observed the features and drove it, you’re ready to reflect on everything you’ve experienced. Did your expectations from just seeing the car in a picture or in person match up with how you felt actually driving it? A car is a big purchase, so make sure you give it the proper level of time and thought when deciding if it is indeed the right car for you.