What Do I Need To Bring To a Test Drive?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 6:27 pm
Car salesman pointing out vehicle features to a car shopper

We think test drives are the single greatest tool car shoppers have in their arsenal for ensuring that they end up with the right car for their needs. Test drives allow drivers to experience each model hands-on in a way that provides valuable information no amount of online research can. Today, we’re discussing our tips for having a successful test drive appointment below.

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How To Have a Successful Test Drive Appointment

Bring All Required Documents and Paperwork

Car salesman handing keys over to a happy coupleFirst things first – there can be no test drive without the required documents and paperwork. Different dealerships may have different requirements, but all car shoppers should come with a current and valid driver’s license at the bare minimum. Calling ahead to see if a dealership requires any other documents like proof of insurance is always a great idea.

Take Your Time

Drivers often feel pressure to keep their test drive short and sweet, but it’s not what we recommend. Any good dealership representative will want you to walk away with a complete feel for what that vehicle has to offer, and that takes time! Spend as much time as you need driving the car around the neighborhood and be sure to take some time afterward to play around with any features that you are curious about.

Come With Questions

Most car shoppers will leave a test drive appointment and then think of 10 questions they would have liked to ask. Do a little research beforehand and come prepared to take advantage of the knowledgeable sales staff. It’s also a good idea to have a list of must-have and want-to-have features so the sales team can help steer you towards the right trim level or configuration.

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To schedule a test drive at Autosmart, stop by the dealership during normal business hours or give us a call at 903-794-2474. We offer buy here, pay here financing and would love to help you make your dream of auto ownership a reality.


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