If you’re planning to purchase a new car,
you need to know what car suits you best. So, you decide to take the vehicle
of your choice out for a test drive, but how do you gauge the vehicle
correctly after just one spin? Here are a few tips on how to make the most
of your test drive.
Consider the following angles…
You should be able to get in and out of the vehicle with ease.
Check whether the driver’s seat goes back or moves up enough so that
managing the pedals is comfortable.
You should be able to handle the steering wheel with ease.
You should be able to clearly read the fuel gauge, temperature gauge,
speedometer and rpms. See that the steering wheel does not block them.
The display should be properly illuminated.
Check if the air conditioning is easy to reach, also the stereo system.
The seatbelt should not cut into your neck, or hang too loosely.
The cargo space should be assessed according to your personal cargo
requirements depending on the size of your family and how much of luggage
you need to carry.
Check for visibility over the steering wheel and over the hood.