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What to Consider When Test Driving a Pre-Owned Vehicle

Last updated 7 years ago

Buying a car is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. To save money and make the process easier, many people choose to buy a pre-owned vehicle. This is still a big decision, and it deserves plenty of research. A large part of that research must be done at the dealership and during the test drive. Here are a few things to consider when test driving a pre-owned vehicle:

  • How Does it Sound?

When you are test driving a car, one of the most important factors is sound. You want to make sure that the noise made by the engine, the wind, and the tires on the road don’t make the ride too loud or unpleasant. In a used car, also listen for any unusual sounds brought on by previous damage or wear and tear—this can be a great indicator of the car’s condition.

  • How Does it Feel?

Are the seats and steering wheel comfortable? How is the suspension? You must also consider the steering and handling. Make sure that the car you are buying feels natural and easy to steer.

  • Does it Have Enough Power?

Take the car to as many places as you can while test driving. If you live in a hilly area, see how well it can climb a hill. Take the vehicle on the freeway to see how quickly it gets up to speed, and if it will maintain that speed easily. Drive the car as you would normally drive; it should have enough power to fit your driving style.

  • Do I Like the Features?

While you are in the car and on the road, you have the opportunity to try out the radio, air conditioning, and other amenities. Make sure that the car is not missing some feature you cannot live without.

Come to Bohn Hyundai and take a seat in our wide selection of new and usedHyundai vehicles. Our inventory includes pre-owned and certified used Hyundai vehicles, so give us a call at (888) 903-3785  to schedule a test drive today!



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