Since a car is a huge investment for Fresno drivers, you need to take some measures while buying one. Safety and reliability should be the top qualities to look for as you find your ideal used car. So, before making payment for your dream car, schedule a test drive with the Las Palmas Auto Center in Chowchilla, CA. A test drive allows you to select a vehicle that meets your needs. Additionally, during the test drive, you can catch some warning signs that might require expensive repairs in the future. Here are tips for test driving a used car.

Carry Along a Friend

When going for the test drive, it's essential that you go with a friend. Their role will be to keep an eye on any warning signs that you miss. Additionally, since they are neutral, the friend will give you an honest verdict on the car's condition. Allowing the friend to take the wheel during a test drive is a good idea.

Decide What You Want

Before starting the test drive, you must create a list of what you want from the car you trust to get you around Merced. The checklist will be essential in evaluating the quality of the car. Additionally, make sure you have a well-planned route for the test drive. Passing the vehicle through various conditions will display the limits of the vehicle.

Inspect the Interior and Exterior

Before leaving the parking lot, check the interior and exterior conditions of the vehicle. Ensure you turn on the climate control system to check its functionality. Also, check for any rust under the carpeting. Further, ensure the electrical parts such as the radio and mirror controls are functioning efficiently. In the exterior, check for any dents.

Drive Realistically

When driving the vehicle around Merced, feel how the acceleration and braking system works. Further, listen for any noises that could be emanating from the vehicle. You also ought to feel whether the steering wheel is comfortable.

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Categories: Pre-Owned Inventory