Taking a car for a test drive tells you more about the mechanics than simply opening up the hood. Knowing what to look and listen for can make all the difference between buying a quality car and a lemon. When you test drive a car, you’re test driving what you could be riding in for years to come. Not sure what to look for on a test drive? Take these tips from us here at Coronet Mitsubishi!
- Make sure to check out what’s under the hood before you get behind the wheel and turn the key. If anything looks out of place or there’s a significant amount of dirt and grime, tell the dealer. Check the tires to make sure the tread is wearing evenly. Last, but not least, play with all the electronics before putting the car in drive.
- Once you’re behind the wheel and on the road, it’s time to pay attention. If the engine seems to be whining or the pedals are vibrating abnormally, it’s a sign to pass on the car. Make sure you’re comfortable and the ride is smooth. If you aren’t comfortable then you won’t want to drive this car for years to come.
- Think it over after your test drive. Reexamine the good and the bad. If the bad outweighs the good, or you can’t live with the bad, call the dealer and tell them you’ll pass.