Top Reasons To Go For A Test Drive
Getting the ideal car for every day needs can be a challenge because rarely will a person remain on one road for a whole year. A person will so often deviate from their ‘to-work’ road and go to the countryside and this doesn’t mean that a person will change the car. This is why having an all round car is important, but the fact that one needs it to take them to work on a certain type of road should not evade the overall vision of the most ideal car for a person. Test driving a car before committing to buy it is one of the best ways of ensuring that the car that a person is buying fully satisfies their needs.
The handling of a car for every driver changes even though by a small degree. What another driver screams to be excellent could be just be a drivable car out of the block for another driver. So it is important to go to the dealer, get behind the wheel and drive off for a test drive for at least half an hour. The acceleration, the braking and the turning at different speeds will help one know how safe the car feels under those different conditions. One will also gauge how the car performs in relation to the torque the engine is giving out. All this handling scenarios can’t be judged if a car is stationary.
Some things that look very easy or obvious become forever monumental nagging problems for many people. Taking for example the reversing or in general the blind spots, which give quite a good number of drivers a true headache. Even though one can easily say that the rear is visible when sitting in the driver’s seat and thereby assuming the parking process will be easy, rarely is this the norm. Many people realise just how hard a car manoeuvres at the parking lot only when they have paid for it. It is therefore advisable to test the car before committing oneself to buying it.
When a person takes the car for a test drive, they are not only testing how well it is driving in comparison to the other cars in the market or their previously owned cars, but also trying to estimate how comfortable it will be. Before test driving a person should adjust the steering wheel and the driver’s seat to suit one’s height and comfort. After driving in all the roads for at least half an hour, one should try to note if there is any discomfort after alighting. This doesn’t mean that a person should ignore trying to note any discomfort areas when driving.
Cars handle differently in different terrains. It is for this reason that there are cars best suited for every terrain. Based on the type of the road a driver will be using more frequently, they should test drive the car more on that road than the other type of roads. By doing this, one will be monitoring and getting the true feel of how the drive will be every other day.
Petar Genchev works at a Ford licensed garage, and is happy to share his experience regarding personal cars ( interestingly the Danes call them Find din nye bil) or company cars.