Whether you are considering purchasing a new or used vehicle, you should always take a test drive in the vehicle. Taking a test drive will show you whether you will enjoy driving the new to you vehicle and alert you to any possible issues in the potential vehicle. Continue reading to learn more so you can make the most out of your next test drive in Triangle Area.

Test Drive Tips from the Experts

Always schedule test drives for daytime hours. If you're meeting a private seller, do so in a public, neutral place. Never go for a test drive alone but remember it's not a good idea to bring children to a test drive. If you're test driving at a dealership, it's still a good idea to have someone accompany you.

Next, get in the car and crank it up. Ask your companion to tap the brakes and turn the left and right blinkers on. Have them turn on the headlamps as well, and don't forget to have them demonstrate that both the high and low beams of the headlamps work.

Walk around the car and look for any dents or other damage.

Finally, check out the exhaust. If the exhaust pipe is a black or blue color, that could signal engine issues or emission issues.

Hop in the car and go over the interior. Again, you'll want to check the necessary features for performance, such as lights and turn signals.

Listen for any strange sounds, and be sure to ask questions if you detect the smell of mildew or mold. This could signal that the preowned car has been flooded.

Check for blind spots. If you discover the vehicle has a few, check the rear camera to see if this improves the situation. Finally, drive in both fewer traffic situations in Raleigh and congested areas around Greensboro to get a feel for what it will be like to drive the vehicle on your everyday commutes to Roxboro.

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Visit us today and take an educated test drive here at The Auto Finders to find your perfect fit.