Are you looking for a new vehicle? If so, you should swing by Gerry Lane Cadillac to take a look at everything that we have in stock. Furthermore, do not forget that the best way to find the right vehicle to meet your needs is to test drive a few options. At Gerry Lane Cadillac, it would be our pleasure to work with you to help you find the best way to test drive the vehicles we have in stock. You will only get a few minutes behind the wheel, so how can you make the most of them? Take a look at a few of the most important tips below.
Adjust the Seat and the Mirrors First
The instant you get behind the wheel of the car, you may want to turn the key; however, you need to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. Therefore, adjust the seat. Make sure you have plenty of room to press the gas and the brake pedal. You should not feel like your legs are cramping up, but you also should not feel like you need to stretch your legs out completely to press the pedals. You should be as comfortable. Then, adjust the mirrors. Make sure you can clearly see everything around you, limiting your blind spots.
Start the Engine and Grab the Wheel
Now, it is time for you to turn the key. Start the engine, listen to it food up, and watch the RPMs as the car idles. Go ahead and grab the wheel, make sure your hands are comfortable and put the car in reverse to back out of the parking spot. Or, if the car has been backed in for you, go ahead and pull out of the parking spot slowly. Make sure your hand remains comfortable around the steering wheel.
Accelerate Slowly and Press the Brakes to the Bottom
Now, it is time to accelerate the vehicle. Make sure you do so slowly and come to a complete stop at the first stop sign. Press the brakes all the way to the bottom of the floor. Make sure they do not make any strange noises. The car should come to a stop in a timely manner. If you feel like the brakes are not working as they should, this is definitely something that you need to address when you bring the car back to the dealership.
Test the Curves
You will probably have to take some curves to get out of the parking lot, and this is your opportunity to test out the vehicle. Take the curves slowly and assess how hard it is for you to turn the steering wheel. Figure out if the car is pulling to one side or the other. Ensure your vehicle is not slipping or sliding. You should be able to handle the curves easily.
Get Out on the Main Road
Now, it is time for you to get out on the main road. Figure out the closest main highway, and it might even be an interstate. Keep in mind that you probably have a limited number of miles you can drive the car, so try not to go too far away. At the same time, you must get the car onto the main road to mimic real driving conditions. Do not go over the speed limit, but make sure the car does not drift on the main road. Is it quiet? Is it comfortable? Does it respond well? This is your opportunity to try out a few of the features that come with the car.
Test Drive the Cars from Gerry Lane Cadillac
Ultimately, these are a few of the most important steps you need to take if you want to maximize the quality of your test drive. The only way to figure out if a vehicle is right for you is to get behind the wheel, and we will do everything we can to make that happen. At Gerry Lane Cadillac, we have a wide selection of vehicles in stock, so we are confident that we can help you find the best vehicle to meet your needs. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, swing by our dealership to speak to a member of our team and sign up to test drive our cars!