There are many steps Plymouth, WI car buyers should take when preparing to purchase a new vehicle. In order to make an informed buying decision, test driving the vehicle or vehicles you’re most interested in is imperative. Here is how to make the most out of your test drive, from the automotive experts at Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM FIAT of Plymouth.

Do Your Homework

Before you even get to our car dealership, it’s important to know what type of vehicle will fit your lifestyle the best, whether it be a three-row SUV, a family minivan, or a fuel-efficient sedan. It’s also highly encouraged to consider the special features and safety amenities that align with your wants and needs. Do you want a vehicle with navigation? Two rows of seating? Roof racks? We suggest making a list to help you stay on track; this also helps us in pairing you with the models that best suit you.

On the Road

If you want to make the most out of your test drive, set aside ample time in order to make it as thorough as possible. Pick a day where you have no prior engagements and you know you won’t be distracted. Once you take a seat behind the wheel, check your comfort level. Do you have adequate head and foot space? Can you easily get in and out of the vehicle? Does the seat adjust to your liking? After you pull out of our dealership, test the car in a variety of driving conditions, including stop-and-go traffic and at higher speeds. Check that it accelerates smoothly and the brakes work seamlessly. Don’t forget to practice parking! You want to see how it handles during tight maneuvering.

Test driving one of our RAM trucks for sale or Jeep SUVs should be done thoroughly in order for you to make the right decision. If you have any questions, our Wisconsin Jeep dealers are happy to assist you!