How to make the most out of your test drive?
At Mantello Hyundai we understand that buying a car is a big investment and an important decision in your life. Choosing the one for you and your lifestyle will usually take time to research to make sure you’re getting the best fit. We also know that one of the most crucial steps in choosing the right car for you is the test drive! A test drive allows you to get a feel for the car, see if it meets your needs and your expectations.
For some of us, test-driving a car can be a little bit nerve-racking. Having someone watch over your every move as you drive a new car, can definitely be anxiety provoking. That’s why at Mantello Hyundai we are here to help - we are your cheerleader in the passenger seat and car purchasing journey, not your supervisor.
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your test drive experience.
Know what you’re looking for
Before you book your test drive it’s important to have a clear idea of what you’re looking for in a car. Make a list of your must-have features, such as:
• the number of seats,
• a spacious trunk,
• good fuel efficiency,
• or any advanced safety features you would like.
Having a clear idea of your priorities will help you focus on the aspects of the car that are most important to you during the test drive. Why not check our collection and view what features each of our cars have to work out what suits you and what are your must-haves’s.
Check out those gears & features
If you’re test-driving a manual transmission or four-wheeled drive, be sure to try out all the gears to get a feel for the car’s handling and performance. Pay attention to how smoothly the car shifts and how responsive the clutch is. If you’re test-driving an automatic, make sure to try out both normal and sports modes to see how the car performs in different driving conditions.
When test-driving a used car, it’s important to pay extra attention to the condition of the car. Look for any visible damage, such as dents or scratches, and check for any fluid leaks. Make sure to also test all the car’s features, such as the AC, radio, and heated seats, to make sure they’re in good working order.
In any car you choose to test drive, don't be afraid to play with all its fun features. Getting to know the car you may be driving away in, is the entire point. Don’t hesitate to press all the buttons, get to know its characteristics until you feel safe and comfortable in the car.
Get to know its safety features
A car's safety features will vary from model to model. Make sure during your test drive at Mantello Hyundai that you get to know its safety rating and test them out where possible. For example, make sure you test out the brakes. They are an important safety feature and easy to test while driving, so it’s great to safely play around with their sensitivity. Ensure that you test the brakes at both high and low speeds to get a feel for their responsiveness. Pay attention to how smoothly the brakes engage and how well the car stops.
Drive it on the highway, main road and back streets
If possible, try to take the car on as many different roads and driving scapes as possible. The highway is a great one to try during your test drive. This will give you a chance to see how the car handles at higher speeds and how well it accelerates. Pay attention to the car’s handling, braking, and acceleration to make sure it meets your needs and expectations.
Consider the car’s comfort
A car is a major investment, so it’s important to make sure it’s comfortable for you to drive and for your passengers. Pay attention to the car’s seating position and adjust the seat and steering wheel to see if it feels comfortable to you. Also, try out the car’s visibility and blind spot awareness to make sure it meets your needs.
Take a test drive by yourself
While it’s tempting to bring friends or family along for the test drive, it’s important to take the test drive by yourself so you can focus on the car and get a feel for it. If you have any specific questions or concerns, it’s easier to address them without the distractions of other people.
At Mantello Hyundai, we want to make sure you have the best test drive experience possible. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and ask our sales team for help. We’re here to help you find the perfect car for your needs and budget. To book a test drive at Mantello Hyundai, simply visit our website or give us a call and one of our team members will happily help you out.