Getting Ready For Your Test Drive

March 18th, 2016 by

Woman having a test drive Quick, think back to your high school. Yes, the “greatest years of your life.” For some of us, we loved it, while others hated every second of it. Regardless of how you felt about it, almost everyone dreaded having to give presentations. Everyone was staring at you and you were the only one speaking. Anyone would be nervous in this situation, but as you learned, the easiest way to get through your presentation is to practice and be prepared. Much like a presentation, test driving a car is both an art and something you should be prepared for. Freedom Honda, your Colorado Springs Honda dealer, is here with some helpful tips on how to have a successful test drive.

Do your homework. Much like you wouldn’t give a presentation without research and practice, you won’t go out and just test drive any vehicle. Take time to think about what is important to you in a vehicle. Are you looking for space? MPG? Looks? Be sure to check out what the critics are saying, as well as what owners are saying about their vehicles online. From here, you should be able to narrow down the vehicles that you’re interested in to just a few models.

Be ready mentally and physically. Alright, so you’ve done your homework and you’re confident in the vehicles that you want to learn more about. Your next step is to visit dealerships to go for a test drive. Because buying a car is such a big decision, you want to make sure that you’re ready. Get a good night’s sleep the night before and eat a large breakfast the morning of. You’ll be able to make better decisions than you would on 3 hours of sleep and an energy drink.

The test drive. Once you’re in the vehicle, you want to make sure you cover all the basics – how does it ride, handle and feel. See how the ergonomics are and if they work well for you. How is visibility? Will it work with your active Colorado Springs lifestyle? Also, before leaving the car, make sure you check out all of the tech features. These features can be the difference between years of frustration or years of convenience. Don’t forget to actually enjoy test driving your car! This is the moment you’ll be making an important decision – and remember to follow your heart.

Congrats, you’re now officially ready to choose the car that works best for you, and of course we all know that it’s going to end up being a Honda. So swing on by Freedom Honda. We have a large selection of new and used Hondas to choose from. Schedule your test drive today!

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