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How to Get the Most out of a Test Drive

After you’ve figured out all of the details like vehicle type, costs, and how much you can afford, it’s time for the most exciting portion of buying a car—the test drive! Here at OurismanMax, we can’t wait to have you take a spin in our wide variety of quality used vehicles. To help you begin, we’ve gathered some tips so you can get the most out of your test drive!

Have a list of options beforehand

Here at OurismanMax, we’re happy to help you narrow down your vehicle search based on your needs before you come visit us for a test drive. We recommend splitting up this process. You want to have a clear focus between the vehicles you’re just looking at on one day, and the vehicles you’re actually test driving the next day. The car buying process can be an information overload, so this practice ensures you have the ability to really feel out the best new vehicle for you.

Things to focus on during the drive

At OurismanMax, we know our used vehicle inventory is top-quality. We make sure every car on our lot lives up to a certain standard. However, each car is different, and if you have certain preferences you might want to focus on the points listed below.

  • Acceleration
  • How braking feels
  • Quietness of the drive
  • Comfort of the seats
  • How the car steers
  • Handling of the vehicle

Test out more than just the driver’s seat

If you’re test driving a car, you’ll probably be the one most often behind the wheel, but the other areas are important too! Be sure to test out the passenger seat, other rows in the vehicle, lift the trunk, and fold down the seats—anything you normally use in your car on a regular basis!

Another thing to consider with this tip is convenience entering and exiting all these places. Make sure the driver’s seat and other seats in the car are easy to get in and out of so that you and your passengers will have optimum comfort no matter where the road takes you.

Above all, a good thing to remember is that first impressions are important. If you see or get into a vehicle that just doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Car buying should be a fun experience and the car you purchase should fill you with excitement! When you’re ready to begin, our team is ready to help. To get started, browse our online inventory or contact us today!