TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TEST DRIVE
When buying a used car, it’s important to ensure you inspect it thoroughly before you complete the purchase. It’s essential that you take it for a test drive to experience it for yourself. Taking a prospective car out for a test run isn’t just about driving it for a few kilometres. It’s about finding out the true condition of the car. Here’s what you should keep in mind during your next test drive!
1.GIVE IT A CLOSE INSPECTION
Before your test drive, closely examine every part of the car. Check for signs of rust, peeling paint, and any sort of wear and tear on the exterior and under the car. Inspect the tires and wheels and check under the hood. Take a look at the engine and all the fluids. Keep an eye out for signs of damage like fluid leakage or rust to any of its components.
2.HAVE A THOROUGH DRIVE
On the test drive, make it your goal to assess the car in all sorts of driving manners. Change gears, try the steering, use the signals, and feel the wheel alignment. Examine the brakes and notice if there’s any pulsing or squealing. Take the car on the highway and get it up to speed to examine the smoothness of the acceleration and power of the engine. We also recommend finding a rough road to drive on, as that is the best test for the suspension.
While you should use all your senses to fully evaluate the car, focus on listening carefully, as that’s where many hidden problems can be found. When accelerating, does the car make any unusual sounds? In the first few moments of idling, listen for any heavy rhythmic ticking or clanking that continues while the engine runs or disappears after a moment. The sounds a car makes will tell you a lot about its condition.
PURCHASE YOUR NEXT CAR AT WHEATON CADILLAC
At Wheaton Cadillac, we strive to provide you with cars you can rely on. When you purchase a used car from our lot, you can rest assured that it’s in excellent condition. Our dealership in Saskatoon, SK, has a wide range of new and used vehicles to choose from. Trade in your old car here today! Whether you’re in Warman, Humboldt, Prince Albert, North Battleford, or Martensville, we’re only a short drive away. Contact us to get started on your next vehicle purchase!