What You Should Know Before Test Driving A New Car
Buying a car is a long term commitment, so don’t fall in love with it solely on how it looks. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment when shopping for a new car. Sales representatives have a way with words, so keep in mind these five tips before going to a dealership and test driving a new car.
Do your research
Check the safety ratings before you hop into the driver’s seat. Know what you are dealing with before you take it for a spin. Figure out if it’s safe enough for you and your future passengers.
Safety features are common these days
Check for sensors and that the backup camera has a good visual with little to no blind spots. Paying attention and making sure you know about the features before you drive the car could contribute to a totally different experience.
Check the gas mileage
If you’re using the vehicle to commute a far distance, you might want to make sure it’s not going to cost you a fortune in gas. That goes for highway AND city. Since you’re likely to test drive it 2 or 3 times before you buy, you won’t really get a feel for how much money you’re spending on gas until after you’ve purchased the vehicle and begin putting it to use.
How much do the parts and maintenance cost?
Accidents happen, and wear and tear are common. Make sure that you can afford to fix your car if anything happens to it.
Have there been any recalls?
If you’re buying a current year model, it may be too early to tell. Check the history of past models to make sure the manufacturer has a good track record.
When shopping for a new car, go into dealerships prepared with as much information as you can on the vehicle you want. This way, you are prepared and ready to give it a test drive. Buying a car is more than looks, speed, and name brand. Quality is important, and knowing what to ask for before you drive will ultimately save you money and ensure no regrets come from the experience.
If you are ready to test drive a new car, make your way to Robert’s Chrysler Dodge Ram FIAT they will help you with questions you might have and of course with the test drive.