Make Every Test Drive As Beneficial As Possible

August 16th, 2016 by

Sid Dillon understands that no matter how much information you hear about a new vehicle, at the end of the day the factor that generally makes your breaks your decision to choose that model is the test drive. Therefore, we are sharing a few tips that you should keep in mind the next time you get behind the wheel of a new vehicle and set out on a test drive. Check out these tips below and the stop by your local Sid Dillon dealership to set up a test drive in any of the vehicles we have in stock.

1.) Bring Common Travel Items – It is important to remember that your vehicle not only needs to look and feel good but it also has to be practical to your lifestyle. Remember to bring items that you travel with on a regular bases such as your purse, phone, chargers, or anything else that you need daily. Check to make sure that there is a convenient and secure place to store all of these items that is comparable or better than what you currently have.

2.) Test Out Personal Preferences – Make sure that you adjust the mirrors, seat, sun visors, and everything else to be in the most convenient position for your driving preferences. This will also give you a chance to learn how these items are adjusted and see how easy it is to do so.

3.) Test Out Convenience Features – Make sure that you check all of the convenience feature such as Bluetooth pairing, air conditioning and climate control settings, audio settings, and radio reception. Also, check out the infotainment system to see how user-friendly the features are.

4.) Test All Road Types – When you take a vehicle out for a test drive remember that it is important to drive it on highways as well as local roads. This will give you a chance to test the acceleration of the vehicle and its drivability at different speeds. You should also test out its parking maneuverability by pulling onto a parking lot and parking in different spots and locations. If possible, also make sure to test drive the vehicle in the daytime and at night in order to make sure you are satisfied with how the headlights function.

Book, Kelley Blue. “14 Things You Should Do to Get the Most out of a Test Drive (Paid Content by Kelley Blue Book).” Mashable. N.p., 08 Aug. 2016. Web. 10 Aug. 2016. <http://mashable.com/2016/08/08/test-driving-cars-tips/#ipMmkFBmMsqE>.

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