On the Test Drive

The test drive is an important part of your car purchase, behind setting up your financing.  This is your chance to drive one or more used cars and decide which will be yours for the next several years. A test drive may only be 10 or 15 minutes per vehicles, but, there are several things you will want to remember when comparing these used cars.

1. Test the controls – power windows and locks, power seats, power mirrors etc. Make sure they work and that you know how to use them.  Your salesperson will be able to help you.

2. Driving comfort – take a moment to make sure the test drive vehicle is comfortable. Adjust the seat, steering wheel and mirrors to your comfort.  While it usually takes a bit of driving to become completely comfortable with your next car, on the test drive you will know if you can get comfortable with that vehicle or not.

3. Blind spots – while on your test drive be sure to check your blind spots carefully.  Sometimes when changing from a car to a wagon, a car to a large SUV or the like, there are more blind spots.  Most people can get used to them, but occasionally a customer will decide against a certain vehicle because of poor visibility.

4. Performance – be sure that your test drive loop gives you a chance to accelerate, break, and drive on a highway and city streets.

We hope this helps you find that perfect vehicle faster. Please browse our inventory and schedule your test drive by calling 303-592-7725.

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