Jones Junction in Bel Air, Maryland, is offering a number of tips on its website that can help make a test drive of a vehicle more successful.
The test drive is often the final step before deciding whether to purchase a vehicle, so a few pointers come in handy to ensure you've noted the most important aspects before and during the drive, Jones Junction said on its website.
Before the drive, take a good look at the vehicle and make sure there isn't any exterior damage, especially if purchasing a used vehicle. Inform the sales representative of any flaws you see.
Pay attention when getting into the driver's seat. Note whether it is easy to enter the vehicle and if the driver's seat offers enough room for comfort, the posting said. Also note whether the seat easily adjusts to your comfort level. Note whether the mirrors are easy to adjust and whether dashboard controls are easy to understand. Check the side mirrors for obvious blind spots, as these can be larger in some vehicles.
Drive the vehicle on standard roads and on the highway, if possible, the posting said. Note how it feels in both environments. Pay attention to the sound of the engine, the feel of the brakes and the responsiveness of the steering wheel, especially around curves.
If everything about the vehicle seems right after your drive, it's probably a good choice for you, the posting said.