Test Drive Techniques

nd now it's time for what could possibly be the most important part of the used car buying processthetest drive. Test drives are essential for a variety of reasons but most importantly, they provide you with animmediate analysis of the car's functionality, drive-ability and overall presence on the road.

Before you begin the test drive process:

  1. Make sure the radio and the heating or air conditioning fans are in the off position so you can hear the engine as clearly as possible
  2. Spend some real time on your test drive; don't just drive the car around the block.
  3. Be sure your test drive includes hills, surface streets, parking spaces and freeways so you can make the best assessment possible about the car's overall functionality.