Things to Look for During a Test Drive in Glendale Heights IL

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 at 8:50 pm
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What to Look for During Test Drives in Glendale Heights IL

If you’re looking to take a new or used model for a test drive, you need to keep your eyes out for a few things. These are important things to pay attention to no matter where you might go or what kind of vehicle you might be driving. Continue reading to see what some of these things are!

Start Your Car and Let it Idle

You should make sure you idle the vehicle for a time and before you get behind its wheel. Start it, walk around it as it idles, and see if there’s anything that sounds off. This includes rattling, clicking, grinding, or other sounds. You should also check out the radio, heater, and air conditioning of the model, to make sure that everything is working properly. Now that that’s done, get behind the wheel and take it for a drive!

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Drive the Vehicle on a Road with Stop Lights

New we recommend taking a model for a test drive on a road that has several stops. You should ensure the engine runs strong, that the brakes don’t feel off when you come to a complete stop, and that the vehicle handles well. Make sure that the brakes don’t feel jumpy, sticky, loose, or more!

Drive on the Highway

Finally, you’ll want to make sure that the vehicle accelerates quickly and smoothly when you hit speeds exceeding 55 MPH. You want to ensure that the vehicle feels good at high speeds, that the engine isn’t hesitating, there isn’t any rattling, etc. These are very important things to keep an eye out for.

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These are just three tips we have for those that are looking to test drive a new or used model today! To learn more about test-driving vehicles and other tips, contact our dealership today!

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