Aug
29
2014

THE TEST DRIVE

Subaru-of-Niagara

Test driving a car is an important part of buying a used vehicle. They are a crucial part of the buying process, and at Subaru of Niagara, we make it stress-free for you from the start. Check out these tips to make sure you’re informed on what you should be looking for during your Subaru test drive.

Comfort

We spend a lot of time in our vehicles. Commutes to and from work, errands, taking the kids to games, trips to leisurely activities. Comfort is a factor of relaxation, but also contributes to our level of safety within our vehicle. Being uncomfortable can be distracting, and distractions are not good for drivers. Adjust the seats, mirrors, and steering wheel to comfortable positions.

Visibility

All car models have different levels of visibility. Check the visibility when the car is parked and when you’re on the road to find where your blind spots are and how much they will affect your visibility level.

Noise

Noise can be an aesthetic feature, some vehicles engines are made to sound a certain way to the driver to give off a vibe or an energy. Listen to the car when you drive to determine wether or not some of the noise it makes could be distracting to you.

Size

Be comfortable with the size of the vehicle you choose to drive. You will want to be able to park it. Test out the turning radius of the vehicle when entering and exiting a parking space, and try parallel parking it.

Handling

Be considerate of how the vehicle handles as you drive. How accurate is the car while turning or curving with the road, and see how it fairs on different surfaces. Be aware of the brake sensitivity, and how the car accelerates. Test the car’s handling on roads you typically would use, if you use the highway daily, test the car on the highway for these areas.

Our Subaru dealers will make sure you get the most out of your test drive. Come in today and take a spin!