What to Look for When Test Driving a Used Car

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As many vehicle shoppers know, it’s always a good idea to take a vehicle out for a test drive before deciding to purchase it. But what should car shoppers be looking for when they’re out for a test driving session? Below, we’ve broken down everything drivers should be on the lookout for when behind the wheel of a used vehicle. 

Before Going In, Look Up The Vehicle’s Features

Before drivers even visit the lot and get behind the wheel of a used vehicle, they should do some research to learn more about its features and functions. Modern vehicles come equipped with a wide range of interior amenities, technology systems, and driver assistance features. It’s easy for drivers to go in for a test drive without knowing what the vehicle is capable of. Make a list of features that interest you, and become familiar with them through your test-driving session. 

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Get a Good Look at the Exterior 

Before getting into the vehicle, it’s a good idea to do a quick walk-around of the vehicle and make sure you’re happy with what you see. When you shop for your vehicle at a high-quality dealership like Auto Depot Sudbury, you won’t have to worry about issues like dents, cracks, scratches or rust. However, it’s still important to get a good view of the vehicle from every angle, to make sure you’re satisfied with its appearance. 

Make Sure It Feels Comfortable 

Vehicle interiors are carefully designed to accommodate all sorts of body types. During your test drive, become familiar with the driver’s seat, and how it can be adjusted for maximum comfort. Be sure to look out for comfort and convenience features, such as heated seating or seat memory functionality, and get familiar with how they work and feel. Drivers spend a substantial amount of time inside their vehicle, so it’s important they choose one that feels comfortable for them.   

Shop for Your Next Vehicle at Auto Depot Sudbury

Wondering where to shop for a used car, truck, or SUV in Sudbury, Ontario? Drivers can find a wide assortment of vehicles to choose from at Auto Depot Sudbury. Explore our online inventory to see our current lineup of models. Have any questions or inquiries for the Auto Depot Sudbury team? Get in contact with us by calling (705) 673 – 6079 or by sending us a message online.