Test Drive: A Wise Move Before Buying a Car
Maybe some of you already received your bonus for the month and you have reached your goal to buy your dream car. Buying a vehicle is not like buying anything off the rack, it comes with commitment and responsibility. When you buy a car, take some measures to look at its features, safety and the quality of materials used. The spur of the moment when buying a new car can get you all hype and excited, but before signing any papers know first the vehicle by test drive.
Test drive should be done to make sure that the car you decided to buy is the right one for you. By doing this, you feel how the car move on the road. Here are some pointers to bear in mind while doing a test drive.
Make sure to evaluate the vehicle’s ride comfort. The sales person can tell you every positive aspect that a model has but in the end your opinion will stand whether to buy the car or not, because you are the one who will always use it. When going for a test spin, note how you feel inside the car while driving. Does it feel smooth or stiff? Drive it on different terrain, may it be on rough road or on cement. By determining the ride of the car, you will know about the suspension and the extent of the seat.
Check the acceleration and brake. The acceleration of the car is due to its engine power. With this, you can identify the performance of the model that you chose. You can also tell if it has a high performance transmission, because with it you can drive smoothly with proper power supplied to accelerate the car. Brakes should always be the top priority when going on a drive test, because accidents are reported due to malfunction of brakes. While on the road make sure that the brake responds immediately, see if it stops smoothly or if it makes the car jostle. You may have your preference when it comes to braking, think it over when driving so that you will not have any regret when you buy the car.
Another important thing to consider while testing a car is it’s steering and handling. Notice how the car response on every steer and how it goes every curve for the handling. There are vehicles that are not that easy when it comes to handling, so be attentive on every turn that the vehicle makes.
If you are still planning on buying one and you don’t have a fixed model on your mind yet, take any models on a test drive. Dealers are more welcome to have you test drive their vehicles because it is a way to showcase their products.