Taking a new car for a test drive is the fun part of buying a car! You’ve done all the research and picked the car you want. Now it’s time to get behind the wheel and put your foot on the pedal.
The test drive is a fundamental step when you are buying a car – don’t skip it! It’s your chance to put the car to the test and make sure it is comfortable, enjoyable to drive and the right choice for you.
Here is what to expect and what to look for when you test drive new cars.
It is vital to drive the car on the kind of roads you will be driving regularly. If you do a lot of city driving or motorway driving, make sure you test drive the car in these conditions.
The dealer who takes you on the test drive is trained and will understand the car. They will be happy to answer your questions and give demonstrations on using features and programming the satnav.
Remember you can’t ask too many questions – the dealer wants to make sure you are happy with your new car.
It is important to book your test drive in advance with the dealer. You can book a test drive in a new car online or by phone with your local Jardine dealer.