Shopping For A New Car

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Shopping For A New Car

When my boss told me that he needed me to shop for some fleet vehicles for our business, I thought I would be getting a well-deserved break from work. Unfortunately, the task quickly snowballed into a giant ordeal. In addition to finding a dealer that we could trust, I also didn't really know how to decide between makes and models. However, after a lot of research, I was able to narrow down my choices. I was able to find a group of cars that our salespeople could drive comfortably, and it really helped our business to branch out. This blog is all about shopping for new cars, and how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls.


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Test driving a car is like trying clothes on. You have to try a few out to make sure you find the right fit. In some cases, you might have to try out several cars before you find the one that suits you best. Before you head out for the test drives, it's important that you know what you're looking for. If this is your first time test driving cars, this can be a bit confusing. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your test drive.

Settle In

Before you test drive a car, you need to get settled in. The first thing you're going to do is get in the car. Pay close attention while you're getting in the car. You're going to need to take note of a few things. You'll be driving your new car every day, so you need to make sure it's a good fit for you. Here are three questions you'll need to answer before you're ready for your test drive.

  • Can you get in and out of the car comfortably?
  • Do you have enough head and leg room?
  • Can you reach the pedals and the controls?

Do Some Adjustments

Once you've settled into your seat, it will be time to do some adjustments. This is where you'll find out how well the seats adjust and how well the steering wheel adjusts to your body type. This is also the time for you to identify potential blind spots. Take the time to look over both of your shoulders. Can you see out of the windows? Are there blind spots that prevent you from seeing properly? If you can't make enough adjustments to make the car conform to your needs, you may need to try out a different car.

Get a Real Feel for the Car

Now it's time to take the car on the road. You're going to want to get a real feel for the car. That's going to require you to do more than a few right turns before returning to the dealership. Take the car out on the road and drive it the way you'd normally drive a car. If possible, get on a freeway. This will allow you to test acceleration. This is particularly important if you do a lot of freeway driving.

If this is your first time buying a car, you may not be familiar with the process of test driving a car. Use the tips provided here to get the most out of your test drive. Don't be afraid to test drive multiple cars until you find the one that's the perfect fit. Visit for more information.